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30th Jul 13

APP/3B2 element content suppressing

Suppressing text content is commonly done in the past with a show string yank and possible need for <?tpignme=1> amongst other needs. A alternative way is to use the <?attr> PI to tell 3B2 to move the current formatting position to the end of the current paragraph. You would of course need to know the […]

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12th Jun 13

APP/3B2 Page sequence stacks

Page sequence stacks; among the enhancements to page sequence controls in version 10 came ‘psequp’ and ‘pseqdown’. No as well as being able to control the sequence via control stream and in-line on a single level you can now also ‘stack’ sequences i.e. controlling them in-line turning on nested page sequences in turn with psequp […]

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30th Apr 13

APP/3B2 Context control streams

What can context control streams do for you!? Introduced in version 10 context control streams used with XML or DOM content are a powerful alternative to context/structure related formatting with XPath and ‘much’ faster. They enable you to apply/map styles or JS code (V11) to global elements, PI’s or specific context/condition elements in your data […]

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19th Mar 13

APP/3B2 PDF Layers

Technology preview of PDF Layers support was released with APP V11 M030 for frames with plans to extend this to blocks in the near future. PDF watermarks and Alt text are now possible, cool! This JS sample code creates a PDF layer and a frame which the layer property is assigned to. var layer; layerDef […]

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31st Jan 13

fJSPrinterFunctions

You may have noticed the new JavaScript Print driver in APP V11 M020. This is an interesting development that used some FOM ‘fJSPrinterFunctions’ with the driver to build a customised output of the formatting process in your desired order and mark-up. Whether you have input XML or non-well formed data inputs this could be useful […]

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