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Below are tips & tricks related to Antenna House Formatter. With these tips, users can increase their productivity and make their overall experience a lot more enjoyable.

How to create a 2up (2 document pages per PDF page) document using Formatter

Here’s is how you can use a two-pass Formatter method to create a ‘2up’ PDF with two document pages rendered on one PDF page. 1)…

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Changing Ruler Units in AH Formatter GUI

When the rulers are visible in the WYSIWYG window (after either selecting ‘Show Ruler’ in the ‘View’ menu or pressing Ctrl+L), right-click on either ruler…

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Formatter Forced Page Count

Formatter has quite a few extensions to allow a forced page count. The xsl-fo standard only allows ‘auto | even | odd | end-on-even |…

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Bypassing Span= 'All' Auto Column Balancing

With Formatter, the content before a block that uses span=”all” is distributed between the columns evenly. If you want to avoid that behavior you can…

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Embed a file into PDF

Linked is an example of embedding a file into a PDF. You would use the Antenna House annotation extension. The properties for this extension are…

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CSS: Using page counter in styled footnotes

In order to place some fixed multi-line text together with the current page counter in the footer you’ll need to use a separate div to…

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How to Retain Links in Embedded PDF

To maintain the link functionality in the embedded pdfs you should specify the import annotations option in a Formatter configuration file.  Try rendering the document…

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Extending CSS with XSL-FO

Presented by Tony Graham

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Validating XSL-FO w/ focheck XSL FO Framework

Presentation by Tony Graham

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How to Change MathML Subscript/Superscript Size Limit

The default minimum size of MathML is due to MathML’s ‘scriptminsize’ limit. This prevents super and subscripts becoming smaller than 8pt.  The limit can be removed…

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