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Subject: Re: [boost] How to center an element in Boost QuickBook?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-08 04:56:08

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Niall Douglas
> Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 4:26 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] How to center an element in Boost QuickBook?
> > > The DocBook documentation suggests one can do a '''<entry
> > > align="center">'''__tick__'''</entry>''' (the triple single ticks
> > > escape from QuickBook into BoostBook). However unfortunately
> > > BoostBook defines CSS which overrides the per-cell alignment :(
> >
> > How about trying <colspec align="center"> instead?
> > If I understand the documentation right, you should put that in the
> > table heading.
> I actually stumbled across an answer to this quite by accident, and at the same time I solved how
to do
> coloured text in Boost Quickbook.


> The key here is the [role styleclass text] modifier: this just happens to spit out <span
> class="styleclass">text</span>. By adding suitable extra CSS to the main CSS file, one can make
> text, or in my case, turn a span into a display:inline-block; and therefore can do
> I hope this is useful to someone someday. If [role] will continue to always do this, and it's not
just by
> accident, it might be worth adding to the Quickbook FAQ. That said, a proper formally specified
> typesetting mechanism would be a lot better again.

Whoops of delight!

Please can we have this in Quickbook asap.

Please can you provide the extra CSS and the cross and tick templates - commonly useful to go in the
Quickbook toolkit.


Paul A. Bristow,
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