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Author Topic: Xmetal 7 – Insert File Reference Annoyance  (Read 1864 times)

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« on: December 26, 2012, 05:24:46 PM »

Compared to Xmetal 6, Inserting a file reference and setting the navtitle in Xmetal 7 makes it a lot harder. What once took like 3 clicks now takes 7. In Xmetal 6 the title box was on the same tab as the browse button and you did not have to set the locktitle manually.  We insert file references quite often.

Note: I have the DITA Options set to 1.1

Xmetal 6:
     1. Browser for files.
     2. Select title
     3. Paste title text from clipboard

Xmetal 7:
   1. Browser for files
   2. Set locktitle to Yes
   3. Switch tabs
   4. Select navtitle box
   5. Select text
   6. Right click mouse
   7. Paste title text from clipboard

I think it’s a big oversight to not handle simple “Ctrl+v” operation when the curser is blinking in a textbox or you have text selected. I have to instruct the writers “Right click and then choose Paste, Ctrl+V dosen't work there.”

Note 2: If you change the DITA Options from 1.1 to 1.2 without closing the maps you have open, you start getting error messages when you try 1.2 items in the properties dialog.

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