DITA and XMetaL Discussion
bjorn September 17, 2014 at 7:37 am
MathFlow(MathML) to PDFSeptember 17, 2014 at 7:37 amParticipants 1Replies 2Last Activity 8 years ago
We are using XMetaL and Mathflow together, and it works perfectly.
Our issue is when we want to print the MathML code from a XML-DITA file to a PDF.
The equation is not displaying as it should in the PDF, the equation is just a sentence containing the equations letters and numbers(see pictures).
I see this topic ([url=http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,295.msg907.html#msg907]http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,295.msg907.html#msg907[/url])
I have tried to get it to work with no luck. Probably because the topic uses XMetaL 5.1 and I use 9.0.
Do you have a guide or some files that helps converts the MathFlow(MathML) tags to a equation in the PDF?
BjørnDerek Read September 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm
Reply to: MathFlow(MathML) to PDFSeptember 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm
I am not surprised that the code you have referenced (http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,295.msg907.html#msg907) does not work with newer versions of XMetaL Author Enterprise as it was written at a time when the DITA OT was very newly released and it has since undergone many significant changes. What it would take to get that prototype working with XMetaL Author Enterprise 9 I don't know, and unfortunately the person that created it no longer works at JustSystems.
Note that there are several ways to generate PDF output. Perhaps your issue is that you are generating output using a deliverable that is not modified by those code changes?
Another issue is that the paths to the files in the zip file included with that other posting are incorrect. That is pretty much guaranteed to be the case because the DITA OT is not installed in the same location with version 5 and version 9. With version 9 it is installed to (and run from) %PROGRAMDATA%SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OT
Design Science created the integration you are using that allows their MathFlow product to be used as the MathML editor inside XMetaL Author Enterprise. If you have not yet contacted them for help with this I would recommend you do as they may be able to help. They may have a specific solution or specific recommendations.
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