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  • Su-Laine Yeo

    Code sample: Implementing a "text zoom" feature in XMetaL Author

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    It is possible for developers familiar with knowledge of scripting to add a “text zoom” feature that will enable authors to change the size of text on-screen in XMetaL. We have an example of this in XMetaL 6.0 for documents that use the “Journalist” DTD. To see it:

    1) Click Help > Samples > Cameras in Focus (Journalist).
    2) Right-click in the toolbar and choose Structure View Examples.
    3) If the Structure View pane is not visible, click View > Structure View.
    4) Click the buttons in the Structure View Examples toolbar [img]http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5098/svtoolbar.png[/img]  to toggle between different stylesheets for the Structure View.

    The buttons in this toolbar invoke a macro to change the CSS used to display the Structure View pane. The code behind it is in the journalist.mcr file in C:Program FilesXMetaL 6.0AuthorMacros . You are free to copy this code for any other XMetaL customization.

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