Features to set up the format of pages and columns
For each new book, you need to set up page layout features in the stylesheet
p1-pagesetup.xsl. Page setup covers the features:
page layout—paper type, page orientation, page size, double-sided or single-sided, and
chapter start page on recto or verso
page margins—top, bottom, inner and outer margins
columns—number of columns and spacing (gap) between columns
blank pages in front matter—options to insert blank page after front cover and
preliminary matter pages
crop marks—display and set up size of crop marks.
XML markup to edit
Column balancing. When producing pages with
two or more columns, you have the option to balance the bottom margin of columns on the last
page of each chapter. This approximately aligns the ends of columns across the last page of
text for each chapter. The following diagram shows a two-column page layout before and after
To add column balancing at the end of each chapter, add the following XML markup
immediately before the closing </chapter> tag:
This sets the column balancing at the end of each chapter.
Note: Do not put
any text inside the <simplesect> element.