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  • hhvmetaal

    "Could not find a Topic" error while editing metadata for specialization.

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    Hi,

    we're using XMetaL 9.0 Author Enterprise.

    When choosing Insert/Topic Metadata from the menu I get a message “Could not find a Topic” on a DITA specialization. When using a standard DITA topic like “General Task” I get the window for adding/editing metadata.

    Why is this? Does XMetaL not recognize that our specialization is a DITA Topic?

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    Thanks for your answers.

    Huib Verweij.

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: "Could not find a Topic" error while editing metadata for specialization.

    The software needs to be configured to recognize a particular DTD as DITA. In simple terms this means selecting the item Tools > Select Specialized DITA DTD and then following a few steps in a wizard to set that up.

    However, you should also read this topic in the Help: Working with DITA > DITA Specializations

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    hhvmetaal

    Reply to: "Could not find a Topic" error while editing metadata for specialization.

    Hi Derek,

    just to be sure I repeated a manual import of our DITA specialization like you suggested using Tools/Select Specialized DITA DTD. Before that import I deleted the generated folder from AuthorDITAXACs1.2 and deleted the corresponding lines from dita12_speciliazed.soc and data_xac_catalog_specialized.xml.

    XMetaL reported a successful import and after restarting the specialized DTD was found. However, with Insert/Topic Metadata I got the same response from XMetaL “Could not find a Topic.”.

    The XMetaL version we use is XmetaL Author Enterprise 9.0.0.053.

    Regards,

    Huib Verweij.

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: "Could not find a Topic" error while editing metadata for specialization.

    Please see our email thread. In there (after looking at your files) I suggested that the paths needed to be corrected as you have one too many “../” in the path for some references to the standard DITA DTD files.

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