body.start.indent — The start-indent for the body text


<xsl:param name="body.start.indent">
    <xsl:when test="$fop.extensions != 0">0pt</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$passivetex.extensions != 0">0pt</xsl:when>


This parameter provides one means of indenting the body text relative to the left page margin. It is used in place of the title.margin.left for all XSL-FO processors except FOP. It enables support for side floats to appear in the indented margin area.

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 “body” master-reference, as well as appendixes and prefaces.

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.

If you are using FOP, then set this parameter to a zero width value and set the title.margin.left parameter to the negative value of the desired indent.

See also body.end.indent and title.margin.left.