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  • QuadricRiddler

    MathFlow – Cannot insert math element at the current location

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    Last Activity 9 years, 7 months ago

    I have created and saved a DITA file of type Math Topic, for now without equations.
    When in an plain p-element in the body, i select Insert Equation from MathFlow pulldown menu.
    As a result i get a Warning dialog: “Cannot insert math element at the current location”.

    I did open the xmetal samplejournalist file, and am able to insert and edit an equation in a Para-element there. So licensing and capability of mathflow/xmetal is okay.

    What is wrong here?  Other locations give same result.
    I verified the reference in DITA_OTcatalog_dita.xml of public reference to DITA_OTdita_mathmldita_mathml.dtd.
    I assume a DTD-issue is prohibiting things.

    No help found on errormessage through Google or DESSCI, or MathFlow documentation. 🙂

    Anyone having a suggestion?

    XMetal 6.0.1.030, MathFlow for XMetal 1.9b, Windows XP-32b

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: MathFlow – Cannot insert math element at the current location

    Did you contact Design Science support?
    http://www.dessci.com/en/support/

    They are usually very good at supporting the custom code that is used to drive their integrations with XMetaL Author.

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    QuadricRiddler

    Reply to: MathFlow – Cannot insert math element at the current location

    Answer from DESSCI:
    – First insert (or ) element from Element List;
    – Position cursor in that element;
    – Then select menu item: MathFlow > Insert Equation (or Ctrl-Alt-Q);
    – Equation editor opens;
    – Press OK to save and render formula.

    Placing the equation element yourself isn't obvious, at first.

    Issue closed.

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: MathFlow – Cannot insert math element at the current location

    Seems to me the insertion of that additional element might be (at least semi-) automated.

    It probably isn't because you have a choice. However, an additional dialog could be displayed at the start, or a checkbox could be added, or the one Insert Equation option could be replaced by two options for Insert Equation and Insert Inline Equation.

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