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Derek Read

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What is documented in the help regarding headers and footers only affects the deliverable named “XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderX XEP” (there are several deliverables that will generate a PDF). It also only allows you to change the text included in the header or footer. It does not affect layout other than allowing you to change the width of the three columns.

If you want to change text or column widths then you can do it using these “variables”, or you can make your own overrides elsewhere in the XSLT. If the layout of the header or footer needs to be changed significantly (adding or removing columns or adding rows, or anything else, including images) then you will need to alter the XSLT significantly and cannot do that using these “variables”.

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