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Verner
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« on: May 08, 2010, 06:28:24 AM »

Hi

We have just bought XMetal 5.5 (to be integrated with the Trisoft CMS system). Do any of you know if there is a keyboard shortcut guide to download? Or have you made one for yourself that you are willing to share?

Verner
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Derek Read
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 11:45:20 PM »

Launch XMetaL Author Enterprise and search for "keyboard shortcuts" using the menu item Help > Search for Help on...

That should get you what you need.
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Su-Laine Yeo
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 05:10:00 PM »

Or you can just look here: http://na.justsystems.com/webhelp/en/xmetalauthor/enterprise/6.0/XMEE.html#Keyboard%20shortcuts

:) Su-Laine
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Su-Laine Yeo
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010, 12:51:34 PM »

Is there some way to add our own custom keyboard shortcuts? I'm so used to pressing CTRL+K to add a hyperlink/xref. My hand is about to fall off from all of the clicking required to repeat this.

I tried to use the Toolbar and Menu Customization to simply add a Shortcut to the Insert > Link > Cross-Reference menu item, but the field appears to be inactive.

What's worse, I inadvertently removed the Insert Xref toolbar tool and I can't even find a way to put it back in the Format toolbox (it doesn't appear anywhere in the Buttons tab of the Toolbar and Menu Customization dialog).

(This is XMetaL Author v5.5)
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Jason Coleman
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Su-Laine Yeo
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010, 01:28:42 PM »

Hi Jason,

This should work:
1) Open a DITA topic.
2) Click Tools > Record New Macro.
3) Click Insert > Link > Cross-Reference.
4) Click OK in the dialog that appears.
5) Click Tools > Stop Recording.
6) The Define New Macro dialog appears automatically. In the "Create this macro for" drop-down, choose "Application <username>"
7) Choose a macro name and shortcut key, then click OK.

To "reset" toolbars so that you see all the default buttons, hold down the Ctrl key when starting XMetaL.
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Su-Laine Yeo
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JustSystems Canada, Inc.
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