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 on: May 24, 2017, 01:52:17 PM 
Started by C4 - Last post by Derek Read
XMetaL Developer doesn't allow you to make changes to portions of the software that are compiled. Any dialogs that are compiled into the software are effectively unchangeable. Writing Tools (which is actually a separate application), aka the spell checker, is one of these. You would need to use some form of DLL hacking tool that lets you make changes to compiled software to make changes to it, and of course I cannot recommend that.

XMetaL Developer is used to create customizations for XMetaL Author and XMAX, and it includes a form building tool that lets you build dialogs ("XFT" forms) that can be run by both of these applications. So, in theory you could try to recreate the entire spell checking UI using XFT but that would be a huge amount of work, and I don't think there are enough APIs provided in our software related to spell checking that would allow you to recreate all the features.

 on: May 23, 2017, 07:17:05 PM 
Started by C4 - Last post by C4
Do you think that if we had XMetaL developer, we would be able to to customise the Spell Checker options or even write something that will do the same job?


 on: May 23, 2017, 03:29:44 PM 
Started by Derek Read - Last post by Derek Read
This topic has been moved to DITA and XMetaL Discussion.

 on: May 21, 2017, 01:50:56 AM 
Started by spinkas - Last post by spinkas

 on: May 17, 2017, 01:21:06 PM 
Started by C4 - Last post by Derek Read
That option enables prompting when a word will be replaced from the User Word List. When disabled anything listed in your User Word List is automatically replaced by the corresponding word without prompting.

 on: May 15, 2017, 06:10:11 PM 
Started by C4 - Last post by C4
That was exactly what we needed.

I changed the line rng4.MoveRight(); in the find an rdquo section to rng4.MoveLeft(); so it wouldn't select the rdquo.

Thanks so much for your help.

 on: May 15, 2017, 05:45:07 PM 
Started by C4 - Last post by C4
Do you know if it is possible to set something to notify the user of their potential action? We've tried turning on under Options > Prompt Before Auto Replacement but this doesn't seem to do anything.


 on: May 15, 2017, 12:31:06 PM 
Started by C4 - Last post by Derek Read
This portion of the software is not configurable or customizable beyond the settings in the Options section of the spell checker.

 on: May 14, 2017, 08:34:49 PM 
Started by C4 - Last post by C4

We are using XMetaL Author Essential 11.

We are finding that our editors are being a bit careless in their use of the Spell checker and inadvertently clicking the "Auto Replace" button. Is there any way to disable the "Auto Replace" button so it is not available by default?


 on: May 11, 2017, 05:46:07 AM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by ChrisTMH

One of the things we are currently trying to implement is support for endnotes. It doesn't need to be a full-blown reference management system, but we do need the following:

  • Have all endnotes at the very end of the chapter
  • Able to refer/link to pre-existing endnotes
  • Where references/links exist, numbering should be automatically updated (say if an endnote above the one referenced is deleted)

Currently this is done by hand, and whenever an endnote needs to be deleted, we need to go through the entire chapter by hand and update references, which we would like to avoid.

Is there any way to do this, any standard method of doing something like this?


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