DITA and XMetaL Discussion
yesicreated December 22, 2008 at 2:13 am
Help!! Insert Wordings into the CoverpageDecember 22, 2008 at 2:13 amParticipants 3Replies 4Last Activity 13 years, 11 months ago
Whenever i output into PDF, there will be a cover page. i would like to insert wordings into the coverpage but I'd tried and i couldn't do it. for now i can only insert image or totally remove the cover page. Does anyone has any idea, how can i do it??Su-Laine Yeo December 23, 2008 at 7:25 pm
Reply to: Help!! Insert Wordings into the CoverpageDecember 23, 2008 at 7:25 pm
I'm not an expert in PDF customization, however one of my colleagues sent me some notes that you might find helpful:
The template is called “createFrontMatter”, and the default one is here:
In our PDF3 customization, we have an override here:
So to override both the default *and* the XMetaL customization, copy the “createFrontMatter” template from xm_titlepage.xsl paste it into your customization file:
Then modify the “createFrontMatter” template in custom.xsl to suit your needs.
The posts here may be useful: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/msearch?query=createFrontMatter&submit=Search&charset=UTF-8 . This is a query for the word “createFrontMatter” in the dita-users Yahoo! group.
Su-LaineSu-Laine Yeo December 23, 2008 at 7:32 pm
Reply to: Help!! Insert Wordings into the CoverpageDecember 23, 2008 at 7:32 pm
By the way, an alternative to doing it yourself is to have a consultant set up your stylesheets for you. If you contact your JustSystems sales rep, they can arrange for this kind of thing to be done through a professional services engagement.yesicreated January 13, 2009 at 8:13 am
Reply to: Help!! Insert Wordings into the CoverpageJanuary 13, 2009 at 8:13 am
i realised that this will affect the whole system instead of just the documents alone. that means whatever documents i created using this XMetal i had cutomized, the coverpage will be according to what i had customized. is it possible to edit just one document?patrickq January 26, 2009 at 9:53 pm
Reply to: Help!! Insert Wordings into the CoverpageJanuary 26, 2009 at 9:53 pm
In order for the additional text to appear in just one document, you would have to use the fields available in a bookmap or map.
What kind of text are you trying to add? There may be a way to do it without customization.
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