Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 628754
Front matter rendered improperly if title, product, and/or authors list is too long
Last modified: 2014-06-18 03:03:31 EDT
Description of problem:
In the Publican JBoss brand, the following causes some of the authors to scroll off the page in PDF, becoming orphans:
- Long product name
- Long title
- More than 3 authors
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Make a book with the above criteria.
Steps to Reproduce:
Orphaned authors, and excess space above the image on the title page.
Padding above the image on the title page should adjust based on the title and product length. This could be accomplished by CSS, with a clever use of max-height on the title-matter and image divs, and anchoring the title matter to the top of the div and the image to the bottom. An alternative would be to arrange authors in two columns, if there are more than 3 of them.
Pending a more robust solution, Version 2.1 of the brand package reduces the whitespace above the logo from 2 inches to 1 inch.
If both the product name and title run into two lines each, you can now still have five writers before anyone gets orphaned.
Another option would be to specify a depth  on the imagedata in the corpauthor tag in the Book Info. file.
<imagedata depth="200px" fileref="Common_Content/images/title_logo.svg" />
This can be used to nuance the layout in individual books.
 depth is the vertical size, I'd have called it height.
What's going on with this one?
Fixed by switching PDF tools in Publican 3.0