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  • tdunson

    Hiding the Repository menu command?

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    Our CMS integration does not use the Repository menu command and one of the requests has been to hide it to minimize confusion for our writers. I have been able to successfully hide other unneeded commands but every time I try to hide the Repository menu command it always comes back. Any suggestions on how I can hide it successfully?




    Derek Read

    Reply to: Hiding the Repository menu command?

    The fact that your CMS does not use the Repository menu suggests that an adapter has not been created for it and that it is therefore not taking advantage of the XMetaL Connector functionality. If that is the case you can disable the following MCR file:

    On any machines that have run XMetaL Author Enterprise at least once you will need to launch the application (once) with the Ctrl key held down and skip opening that last open workspace (answer “yes” to the dialog that appears) to reset toolbars to the default state and the Repository menu will disappear.

    The alternative would be to use XMetaL Author Essential, which does not include XMetaL Connector at all. Note that Essential also does not include DITA support, RenderX XEP, the integrated version of the DITA Open Toolkit, nor XMetaL Reviewer Support (so if you need any of those you still need XMetaL Author Enterprise).



    Reply to: Hiding the Repository menu command?

    You can disable a .mcr file in the Startup folder by changing the file extension to anything besides “mcr” (e.g., something like .mcr_DISABLED is handy), or by moving the .mcr file into a different folder (e.g. make a subfolder Startup/DISABLED_MACROS and drop the .mcr file in there).


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