Fixed Block Fields

The Pages radio buttons control whether the fixed block appears on both pages or just one. They are disabled if the page type is not double-sided, or if the fixed block is inherited from a template.

The Left content and Right content fields determine what will be displayed in this fixed block on each page. If the page type is not double-sided they are replaced by a single Content field. The name in the content field can contain only letters, digits and the characters ‘.’, ‘:’, ‘_’ and ‘-’. You may use any name for the content, but note that you must use header/footer mappings to define what it will display. A content name is limited to 32 characters in length.

It is recommended that you choose content names that reflect the meaning of what is displayed, rather than where it appears. This makes it easier to share and reuse content. For example, “chapter-title” is a better content name than “leftpage-headcenter”.

[Note] Note

If you have changed the content names of any fixed blocks you must save your layout before these names appear in the mapping editor. If the mapping editor is open you will also need to reload the layout information.

The Type field allows you to assign a type of header or footer to the fixed block. This is used by mappings that hide headers and footers (see the Start Tag properties and End Tag properties). Set this to blank if you do not need to assign a type.

If the Hide checkbox is selected the fixed block will not appear on the page display. This can be useful for a block that occupies a large area of the page or overlaps other blocks; hiding it makes it easier to select the other blocks. Hiding a fixed block has no effect on its role in the page type. A hidden block can be selected from the drop-down list at the top of the panel, or by holding down the Shift key when clicking.

The Can be inherited checkbox is only relevant if this page type is used as a template. When this box is ticked the fixed block will be copied to all page types that have this page type as their template. See “Fixed Block Inheritance” for more information.

The Text Rotation buttons control the rotation applied to text when it is displayed in the fixed block. This is an anti-clockwise rotation, as shown in the following diagram: