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RE: Keeping at least 3 bullet items contiguous

Marcus Streets wrote:  
> Of course you are still doing it manually.
> What you want is to post process the file immediately before printing.
> The Frame FDK API allows you to write  code to do this.
> If you do not want to write in C then I suggest you use 
> Framescript - which is a wrapper to the FDK with a simpler 
> scripting interface. <snip>

Yes, my approach assumes that you *want* to make certain pagination
decisions manually. For instance, in deciding whether a list should span
pages, I consider the length of the list and list items, whether the
pages are facing, the subject/content, what precedes it, what follows,
and perhaps other contextual factors. 

I don't *want* to reduce this process to a simple set of inflexible
rules; I prefer to exercise judgement. But that's just me. :-) 

If you prefer -- or need -- to eliminate all manual pagination
decisions, a FrameScript solution might help. But it may not be
necessary if you have a well-designed template, apply pgf tags wisely,
and can live with the occasional "non-optimal" page break ("too much
white space"). 

Then again, as I said, YMMV. ;-) 


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Voyant, a division of Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
richardDOTcombs AT voyanttechDOTcom
rgcombs AT freeDASHmarketDOTnet

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