DITA and XMetaL Discussion
1023 May 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm
Configuring PDF outputMay 17, 2010 at 1:30 pmParticipants 5Replies 6Last Activity 12 years, 6 months ago
I'm using XMetaL version 6.0.0.079 and am trying to configure the PDF output for a DITA bookmap using the XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderX XEP option. I have tried modifying several xsl stylesheets in xmfo/Customization, but do not see any changes in the output.
I've read previous posts about this issue that suggest modifying files at SoftQuadXMetaL, but my SoftQuadXMetaL6.0 folder is empty.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
ThanksJoAnne May 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm
Reply to: Configuring PDF outputMay 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm
Try SoftQuad/XMetal Shared/DITA-OT/…1023 May 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Reply to: Configuring PDF outputMay 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm
I don't have a SoftQuad/XMetaL Shared folder. Is this something I need to create, or should the install have created it for me?JoAnne May 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm
Reply to: Configuring PDF outputMay 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm
IIRC, the default installation should create C:Program FilesCommon FilesXMetaL Shared. Alternately, you might want to look in C:Users
AppDataSoftQuad (in my case, it's AppDataRoamingSoftQuad).
I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong…Derek Read May 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm
Reply to: Configuring PDF outputMay 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm
The only thing I can think of is that you have never generated output (using the menu items File > Generate Output for DITA Map.../Topic...) or you have never selected the menu item Tools > Configure Output.
Both of these actions trigger XMetaL Author Enterprise to deploy the DITA OT to your %appdata% folder.
The installer does not do this deployment because it assumes the software is being installed for “everyone” and not necessarily for the person that installed the software (this person is very often an IT administrator or deployment script that will never use it).
Is that the case?Su-Laine Yeo May 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm
Reply to: Configuring PDF outputMay 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm
P.S. on Windows XP the full path of the %appdata% folder is:
C:Documents and Settings
Application DataSoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA_OT
The first time you generate output, XMetaL will copy the contents of:
C:Program FilesCommon FilesXMetaL SharedDITA_OT
C:Documents and Settings
Application DataSoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA_OT1023 May 19, 2010 at 4:06 pm
Reply to: Configuring PDF outputMay 19, 2010 at 4:06 pm
I decided to re-install XMetaL and finally realized that the administrator had hidden folders, including Application Data. Sorry, I should've thought of that right away. Anyway, issue resolved. Thanks for your help!
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