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<refentry xmlns=""
version="5.0" xml:id="body.start.indent">
<refmiscinfo class="other" otherclass="datatype">length</refmiscinfo>
<refpurpose>The start-indent for the body text</refpurpose>
<src:fragment xml:id="body.start.indent.frag">
<xsl:param name="body.start.indent">
<xsl:when test="$fop.extensions != 0">0pt</xsl:when>
<xsl:when test="$passivetex.extensions != 0">0pt</xsl:when>
<para>This parameter provides
the means of indenting the body text relative to
section titles.
For left-to-right text direction, it indents the left side.
For right-to-left text direction, it indents the right side.
It is used in place of the
<parameter>title.margin.left</parameter> for
all XSL-FO processors except FOP 0.25.
It enables support for side floats to appear
in the indented margin area.
<para>This start-indent property is added to the fo:flow
for certain page sequences. Which page-sequences it is
applied to is determined by the template named
By default, that template adds it to the flow
for page-sequences using the <quote>body</quote>
master-reference, as well as appendixes and prefaces.
<para>If this parameter is used, section titles should have
a start-indent value of 0pt if they are to be
outdented relative to the body text.
<para>If you are using FOP, then set this parameter to a zero
width value and set the <parameter>title.margin.left</parameter>
parameter to the negative value of the desired indent.
<para>See also <parameter>body.end.indent</parameter> and