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QuadricRiddler April 22, 2013 at 10:38 am
MathFlow – Cannot insert math element at the current locationApril 22, 2013 at 10:38 amParticipants 2Replies 3Last Activity 9 years, 11 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-32bDerek Read April 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm
Reply to: MathFlow – Cannot insert math element at the current locationApril 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm
Did you contact Design Science support?
They are usually very good at supporting the custom code that is used to drive their integrations with XMetaL Author.QuadricRiddler May 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm
Reply to: MathFlow – Cannot insert math element at the current locationMay 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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.Derek Read May 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm
Reply to: MathFlow – Cannot insert math element at the current locationMay 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm
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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