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Re: [xsl] Question about Page-Masters

From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@---------------->
To:
Date: 8/22/2003 9:58:00 AM
Thea,



Is there a reason you cannot simply declare a separate page master, one 
without columns, and switch to it for that last chapter?



Generally, this can be done easily enough by having a separate template to 
match the last chapter, which calls the special page master. Or even using 
a conditional in the one template, like so:



<xsl:template match="chapter">
  <xsl:variable name="layout">
    <xsl:choose>
      <xsl:when test="not(following-sibling::chapter)">nocolumns</xsl:when>
      <xsl:otherwise>columns</xsl:otherwise>
    </xsl:choose>
  </xsl:variable>
  <fo:page-sequence master-name="{$layout}">
      ....
  </fo:page-sequence>
</xsl:template>

This is assuming you're assigning each chapter to its own page sequence. If 
this is not the case (e.g. if chapters except the last are to be pulled 
together into a sequence), the problem is harder (though not necessarily 
much harder).



Cheers,
Wendell

At 09:54 AM 8/22/2003, you wrote:
Hi.



I am creating a book compiled of several chapters.  All pages of this book
have a 2-column layout on both the odd and even pages.  The last chapter,
however, does not have the 2-column layout but a 'regular' page layout of
one column.  I have found references to a last-page layout, but what about a
set of last page(s)?

Thanks,
Thea

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