Paged.js – sneak peeks
Six months ago, Fred Chasen and Julie Blanc started to work on a library to paginate content in the browser. Today, that tool has a name, and even if it’s not bulletproof yet, I wanted to show an example of what we can do with it. And the best part is that it’s only the beginning.
What is the Paged Media initiative?
At the beginning of the year, we announced the Paged Media initiative as a community driven open source solution to help anyone who wants to print content with web technologies. Before looking at what we’ve been up to for the last five months, in upcoming articles, let’s have a look at what’s possible the gaps we’re trying to fill.
Paged Media approaches : page floats
In CSS specifications, the float property is very interesting. The property indicates that an element is to be removed from the normal flow and instead be placed into a different place – currently, on the right or left side of its container. Text and other inline elements will then surround the floated element.
Editoria — Building a Book in a Browser
A couple of years ago, the University of California Press and the California Digital Library partnered with Coko to begin an ambitious project to develop a workflow application that would allow books to be built in a browser using entirely open source technologies. Editoria is that app.
Introducing Hederis, and Why We Care So Much About Pagination
At Hederis, we’re combining the concepts of WYSIWYG design and automated publishing in an attempt to solve the problems I’ve seen time and again in both the traditional and automated book-making workflows.
Good morning Julie – and thanks for this very useful overview of current options. I shall be reading it again (several times!) to try and understand them,since this is a new area to me.
Glad to hear that Mauro! So, we have some hooks that let you pass some js in a few different entry points. But it really depends on what you want to achieve. A proper documentations for the hooks and some examples are coming (including maths, side notes, etc.). Meantime, you can jump in the https://mattermost.pagedmedia.org to talk with us about your specific needs.
hey Yihui This use case is a real good one. Since the page counter is implemented using custom properties. We'd be happy to learn more about that use case and how we could update pagedjs to handle this (i got a couple of ideas using hooks), would you come to discuss in here? https://mattermost.pagedmedia.org
Thanks, I finally got around to giving paged.js a try. Looks promising! Is there a way to trigger a re-render? Say, I call `paged.preview(DOMContent...`, then change the DOMContent. If I simply call paged.preview again, I get: `Cannot read property 'querySelector' of undefined` in `chunker/page.js` in `var area = page.querySelector(".pagedjs_page_content");` Thanks!
Hi, I wonder if it is possible to reset the page counter after a certain element? I tried `counter-reset: page;` but it didn't seem to work. My use case is to use roman numerals for the frontmatter of the book (`content: counter(page, lower-roman);`), but change to decimal when the first chapter starts.
Hey Yihui! Thanks for the kind words. :D And for having spotted that one! I fixed the article on that front. Thanks again!
Is `titleRun` in the post a typo? Should it be `runningTitle` instead? I'm very excited about paged.js! Thanks for the awesome work!
Hi ! If you use pagedjs, this specification is implemented, you don't need to increment the `counter(page)` or the `counter(pages)` to use it. You just need to add them to a margin box. You will find an example in this code: https://gitlab.pagedmedia.org/JulieBlanc/refs-specifications/blob/master/counter-pages/counter-pages.html Thank you for your feedback! Julie
Hi Julie Blanc, How are you.I want to count dynamic generated pages from HTMl to PDF using css or JS whatever.Is there any solution for this i have tried in many ways but unable to get the result as same.Like this.counter-increment: page ;content: "page " counter(page) " of " counter(pages);