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  • Jeff Haas

    Configuring the "XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderXXEP" ouput option?

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    When generating output using the “XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderXXEP” option, the resulting PDF includes two front matter pages and displays as “bookmarks and page.” Is there a way to configure this output option to dispense with the front matter and display the page only? Right now I'm having to modify every PDF I create.

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    Su-Laine Yeo

    Reply to: Configuring the "XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderXXEP" ouput option?

    Hi Jeff,

    Yes, it can be done by modifying files in the DITA Open Toolkit. Unfortunately I don't know the exact answer for this particular question, however the following 37-minute webinar will probably be helpful:
    http://tinyurl.com/29qxzuv . Slides are here: http://www.slideshare.net/XMetaL/xmetal-and-dita-in-the-marketing-department-tastes-great-less-filling .

    Cheers,
    Su-Laine

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    Jeff Haas

    Reply to: Configuring the "XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderXXEP" ouput option?

    Thanks, Su-Laine.

    So is it safe to assume that XMetaL itself uses the DITA Open Toolkit to generate PDFs, and that I can configure one of the files to my specifications?

    I was hoping for something simpler, but this is DITA, after all.

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    Su-Laine Yeo

    Reply to: Configuring the "XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderXXEP" ouput option?

    Hi Jeff,

    Yes, that's correct. This article describes where to find the files for configuring PDF output: http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,939.0.html .

    Customizing PDF output is probably the least simple aspect of implementing DITA. Good luck!

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