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 81 
 on: September 05, 2016, 06:19:01 AM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by ChrisTMH
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 82 
 on: August 29, 2016, 01:14:42 AM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by ChrisTMH
If you just need one character then you can embed just that one character from the font into the PDF (which would keep the size of the PDF down). The changes required are virtually the same, with one directive being different (embed the whole font vs embed only characters needed by the current document). The only time you would really need to embed the whole font (I think) would be for a PDF that you expect the reader to be able to edit and enter their own characters.

If you can let me know which version of the software you are running and which deliverable you are using to generate your PDF I can point you in the right direction. At least two files need to be modified but they will be different and in different locations depending on that info.

Thanks for your help with this, much appreciated.

XMetaL author enterprise version 10.0.0.074
DITA version 1.2
To generate the PDF, we specialise on the "com.xmetal.xmfo" plugin

Cheers

 83 
 on: August 26, 2016, 02:50:12 PM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by Derek Read
If you just need one character then you can embed just that one character from the font into the PDF (which would keep the size of the PDF down). The changes required are virtually the same, with one directive being different (embed the whole font vs embed only characters needed by the current document). The only time you would really need to embed the whole font (I think) would be for a PDF that you expect the reader to be able to edit and enter their own characters.

If you can let me know which version of the software you are running and which deliverable you are using to generate your PDF I can point you in the right direction. At least two files need to be modified but they will be different and in different locations depending on that info.

 84 
 on: August 26, 2016, 02:43:16 AM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by ChrisTMH
Ok I'm really not sure where to go from here. Erm, I have found a symbol in a MS font pack which contains the symbol I want to use, but I am not sure where to go from here.

Basically, I want to have "Arial Unicode MS Standard" available, and to grab a symbol from there. I believe this is what you need to do when you find a Unicode character character you want, but again, I have no idea how XMetaL is doing this.

So how would I embed a font or embed a specific glyph from a front exactly? I've looked at the topic you linked me to, as well as http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php?topic=1155.0 and http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,116.0.html but I'm still none the wiser.

 85 
 on: August 25, 2016, 01:12:36 PM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by Derek Read
I'm not sure what portion of the DITA Open Toolkit you are changing, but if the hyphen change is getting into the PDF but other characters are not then your issue is a font-embedding problem.

The PDF standard supports a limited set of default fonts and these fonts do not support Unicode (they do not have the glyphs required to display the vast majority of Unicode characters, they only contain glyphs for the equivalent of the Latin1 range). To display these characters you need to embed a font, or the specific glyphs from a font, into the PDF.

To do that you need to edit the xep.xml and possibly also the font-mappings.xml files (assuming the deliverable you are using to produce PDF is using RenderX XEP to generate PDF). Some information on that is located here: http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,366.0.html

That's an old post however, so if you're using a version of XMetaL Author Enterprise that is newer than 8 then the location of the DITA OT will be different. See the end of the following thread where it talks about the location of the DITA OT for version 9 and up: http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,237.msg8786.html#msg8786

 86 
 on: August 25, 2016, 05:43:20 AM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by ChrisTMH
Hello again,

I'm attempting to change the bullet symbol used for unordered lists. I would like to change it to the following symbol:

http://unicode-table.com/en/25A0/

I use the HTML code, but the symbol does not appear on the PDF. I'm overriding the var correctly as I've tested it with a simple subtraction symbol (-) and that works.

As far as I can see, I can't get any of these to work, so I don't have any options here

http://unicode-table.com/en/search/?q=black+square

Cheers

 87 
 on: August 23, 2016, 01:23:39 PM 
Started by mvittalreddy - Last post by Derek Read
This is a scripting error that should (of course) not be occurring. The "access is denied" error is ultimately coming from Windows and would be outside of the control of XMetaL Author Enterprise.

The file that is being manipulated in this case is probably the one located here:
%appdata%\SoftQuad\XMetaL\10.0\print_local.xml"

That file stores settings you set up in the Configure Output dialog.

Here are some possibilities:

1. Windows security settings on your machine are stopping files in the per-user area of your system from being read or written to.

2. The file is temporarily locked due to some kind of Windows glitch. Rebooting or logging out of Windows should help.

3. Some 3rd party software is stopping files in the per-user area of your system from being read or written to. This might include anti-virus software, or it might be something malicious or something else interfering by mistake.

4. The software might be broken (one or more files are missing or corrupted) in which case you should try removing the file listed above so that it can be recreated. If that doesn't correct the issue then you can try to reinstall after removing the file listed above.

5. A hardware glitch (possibly the hard drive) is stopping files in the per-user area of your system from being read or written to properly. If this is temporary then rebooting might correct the problem (memory issues). Otherwise, using Disk Check (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2641432) or another tool to check the hard drive for errors might be necessary. Once they are fixed you would likely have to manually remove the file listed above so that it can be recreated. If other files in the installation are affected you might need to reinstall. This is similar to #4 except that we're assuming there is a consistent issue with the hardware that needs to be identified and corrected (hence the use of the Disk Check tool).

 88 
 on: August 23, 2016, 05:40:45 AM 
Started by mvittalreddy - Last post by prosune
Hi, I am using XMetal Author Enterprise 10.0 and I want to generate RTF from DITA. Previously, I have followed the process mentioned here but after I check the box labeled "Show disabled deliverable types" > click OK > Click OK again in the other dialog box I get these error messages:

localConfigDoc:
Error code: -2147024891
Access is denied

managelnstruction:
Error code: -2147024891
Access is denied.

Please can you suggest what is causing these errors?

 89 
 on: August 22, 2016, 03:49:33 PM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by Derek Read
Which deliverable are you using to produce the PDF?
If you are using "XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderX XEP" then...
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Note that the deliverable "XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderX XEP" does not respect the pgwide attribute, so if you want PDF output with tables that are not full width you will either need to modify it or use another deliverable that outputs PDF.

 90 
 on: August 22, 2016, 03:45:08 PM 
Started by bjorn - Last post by Derek Read
The first three settings you should not need to worry about. A lot of old INI settings (such as #2 and #3 here) were implemented when INI settings were the way all settings were remembered in Windows (before Microsoft started pushing the registry) so these are not really things a developer would generally need to do anything with.

Here's what I can gather for all of these.

parser_lax_empty_content = false
This INI setting is undocumented. It should be left set to true in older versions of the software where your users might encounter documents that contain comments inside empty elements. It is an awkward location for a comment but the XML Recommendation allows it. We have seen some CMS systems or automated systems introduce comments inside empty elements. This setting tells XMetaL to treat such documents as valid. In the current release this setting has no effect as the validation engine should just do the right thing. I'm not sure about the behaviour with version 9, but the issue was identified in version 8 so 9 introduced the setting. Whether it ever did anything I'm not sure. We might have just implemented the correct behaviour. Or it might have been in a very early build of 9 for testing and then dropped. We generally implement bug fixes with what we consider to be the best behaviour but include a secret INI setting in order for the one or two clients that might want an old behaviour (even if it might be considered wrong, as in this case) to have the ability to disable the new behaviour. In this case it seems that the behaviour has been considered to be so incorrect, and no clients have complained (which makes sense because the XML Recommendation should just be followed without question), that we have simply dropped it in newer releases.

image_path = C:\XMetaL\images\
If the user has never browsed for an image file this is the path they should be taken to. It is almost useless to bother setting this but you might have some specific need for it. Once the user browses for an image that location will be remembered instead (unless some custom dialog has been implemented in your customization).

document_path = C:\XMetaL\docs\
If the user has never browsed for an XML file this is the path they will be taken to. It is almost useless to bother setting this but you might have some specific need for it. Once the user browses for a file that location will be remembered instead (unless some custom dialog has been implemented in your customization).

new_dlg_rules_path = C:\XMetaL\dtds\
I'm not familar with this setting and cannot find any information on it. I don't see any indication that it is supported.

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