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  • yesicreated

    Help!! Insert Wordings into the Coverpage

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    Last 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??

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    Su-Laine Yeo

    Reply to: Help!! Insert Wordings into the Coverpage

    Hi,

    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:
    [xmfo]/xsl/fo/front-matter.xsl

    In our PDF3 customization, we have an override here:
    [xmfo]/Customization/fo/xsl/xm_titlepage.xsl

    So to override both the default *and* the XMetaL customization, copy the “createFrontMatter” template from xm_titlepage.xsl paste it into your customization file:
    [xmfo]/Customization/fo/xsl/custom.xsl

    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.

    Good luck!
    Su-Laine

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    Su-Laine Yeo

    Reply to: Help!! Insert Wordings into the Coverpage

    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.

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    yesicreated

    Reply to: Help!! Insert Wordings into the Coverpage

    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?

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    patrickq

    Reply to: Help!! Insert Wordings into the Coverpage

    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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