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Derek Read

Reply to: Cannot generate output, XMetaL 8.0, from DITA source

It is possible the DITA Open Toolkit is broken or an old version is being run. If you upgraded from XMetaL Author Enterprise 7.0 then your installation may be trying to run the version of the DITA OT deployed by your installation of 7.0. Redeploying the DITA OT should correct this.

It is also possible that the copy we include with 8.0 has been modified. In that case please check with the people at your organization responsible for making such changes.

You can redeploy the DITA OT one of two ways:

A) Delete the folder %appdata%SoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA_OT
The next time you generate output the copy installed with 8.0 should be redeployed.

Note that because many users can no longer see their %appdata% folder you can use the following procedure instead.

B) Use the XMetaL UI to force redeployment (essentially this does the same as A above):
 1. Launch XMetaL Author Enterprise.
 2. Select Tools > Configure Output to open the Configure Output Options dialog.
 3. On the Advanced tab find this parameter and increment the value (from 1 to 2 for example):
   cmd_dita_ot_per_user_version = 2
 4. Click OK to dismiss the Configure Output Options dialog.
 5. Either generate output or select Tools > Configure Output again.
 6. When asked if you would like to upgrade the DITA-OT version select OK.
     The DITA OT will be redeployed from the installed version
     (%Program Files%Common FilesXMetaL Shared) overwriting any existing
     copy in %appdata%SoftQuadXMetaL Shared

If this does not correct the issue then there are probably settings in one or more files in the following folder that are causing problems. If these have been altered on purpose check with the people that made those changes. Deleting this folder will allow defaults to be generated. Shut down XMetaL Author Enterprise before deleting this folder.

In this case, if you are unable to view or modify your own %appdata% folder you will need to ask your IT people for permission or help.

If you still have problems please submit a support case via XMetaL Support. They will need to gather more information about your installation and configuration in order to figure out what is broken.

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