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Derek Read

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If you are following instructions elsewhere they will likely be for the “pdf2” transtype that the DITA OT includes. People not running XMetaL Author Enterprise do not yet have access to “XMetaL Enhanced PDF Output via RenderX XEP” (that may sound obvious, but ultimately I'd like us to contribute our code back to the SourceForge project and that has yet to happen).

The DITA OT includes two PDF transtypes “pdf” and “pdf2”. By way of this numbering scheme portions of our documentation refer to ours as “pdf3” which cloned and then modified “pdf2” to primarily add proper support for bookmaps and fix a number of problems. We expose “pdf2” in our UI as the deliverable we call “Book via RenderX”. It is disabled by default but can easily be enabled by unchecking a checkbox labelled: “Disable use of this deliverable type”.

I mention this because if you seriously wish to make modifications to “pdf2” then instructions you find should work.

Note that we also include the “pdf” transtype which was the original PDF output. It does not rely on RenderX but uses Apache FOP instead. It is exposed in our UI (but disabled by default) as “PDF via FO with default processing”.

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