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Su-Laine Yeo

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A good place to start is with the parameters that XMetaL provides for adjusting PDF output. If what you need to do can be done via a parameter, it will probably be easier than editing XSL. See here: http://na.justsystems.com/webhelp/en/xmetalauthor/enterprise/6.0/XMEE.html#Appendix%20D:%20Configuring%20PDF%20output

If you want to modify anything in the Open Toolkit folder, be sure to read this first to make sure you're working in the right folder: http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,939.0.html

XMetaL does not have a UI for editing XSL files. There are various good third-party applications for editing XSL, or you could use a free text editor such as Notepad++.

Regarding PDF customization in general, there is a good whitepaper here: http://www.scriptorium.com/whitepapers/ditaotpdf/DITA-PDF-tweaks.pdf . Note that the folder for customizing “XMetaL Enhanced PDF” output is demo/xmfo, not demo/fo.

Good luck!
Su-Laine

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