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  • Chartered Ham

    How do you get new chapters to start on an odd page?

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    I can't figure this out. What are the steps to ensure that new chapters always start on an odd page? (This would be tied to automatically creating a blank page if the last page of a chapter were an even page.)

    Many thanks for your help.

    Regards,
    CH

    (XMetaL Author Enterprise Version 5.5)

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    Chris

    Reply to: How do you get new chapters to start on an odd page?

    Hi Chartered,

    Are you working with a customization of the PDF output? In the stock PDF2 and PDF3 transforms, chapters do start on an odd page. Try removing your customization and see if this is the culprit.

    – Chris

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    Chartered Ham

    Reply to: How do you get new chapters to start on an odd page?

    Hi Chris,

    I am using a customization, but I can't abandon my customizations. Is there any other way to do this? What in the XSL files controls this property?

    Thank you,
    CH

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    Chris

    Reply to: How do you get new chapters to start on an odd page?

    Hi Charter,

    If you don't want to abandon your customizations, I would suggest disabling/enabling parts of your customization to narrow down the problem. Just remove all of the xsl:import statements to your XSL override files, and then add them back one at a time.

    It could be an attribute, possibly the “__force__page__count” attribute set from [DITA_OT]/demo/xmfo/Customization/fo/attrs/xm-cfg/commons-attr.xsl, or perhaps your customization overrides some of theĀ  templates in [DITA_OT]/demo/xmfo/Customization/fo/xsl/xm_layout_masters_overrides.xsl.

    Good luck,

    – Chris

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