Hello FOSI experts,
We're about to migrate a print FOSI from Epic-4.3.1 to 5.3 M 100
In this FOSI there are different pagesets for different paper sizes. One
is A4 another is A3 which is used for fold-out pages. Since both papers
don't have a rotation of headers and footers both pages are - from Epics
perspective - "portrait". From the appearance (the perspective of the
user) the A4 is portrait and the A3 is landscape. We did as stated in
the online help: "To describe a landscape page where the entire page is
rotated and the header, footer, and flowtext area content have the same
orientation, define a page model that is wider than it is high and set
the orientation to portrait. " The A4 pageset has width=210mm and
nomdepth=297mm, the A3 has width=420mm and nomdepth=297mm.
In our old customization with Epic-4.3.1 this worked perfectly: The
produced PDF the A4 was portrait and the fold-out A3 landscape.
Now with Epic-5.3, unfortunately, the A3 is shown 90° rotated in Acrobat
Reader. The PDF ist produced by Distiller (8).
But when only previewing this document we still have the old and wanted
behavior. The big pages have the same (text) orientation, left to right,
as the small ones.
I then tried to open the intermediate Postscript with Ghostview. It
fails when trying to display the A3 pages but at least I see the outline
of the new page, unturned, landscape.
Finally I seeked Arbortexts sample FOSIs with the same beavior in your
doctypes and found cals.fos. If I add the element FOLDOUT to the
demo.sgm and preview and produce the PDF I have exactly the same effects.
Does anyone had this issue and / or has an idea how get around the
problem? Since the PDFs to produce are also for online use I can't tell
our customer "just turn the paper" ;-). Thank you.