DITA and XMetaL Discussion
karinbartsch February 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm
PDF TOC – Display of Hierarchy Levels?February 11, 2010 at 12:41 pmParticipants 2Replies 3Last Activity 12 years, 4 months ago
When generating PDF output (both Enhanced PDF via RenderXXEP and Enhanced PDF via RenderXXEP and Acrobat Distiller) I used to have a Table of Contents that displayed the hierachy levels of the map, i.e. top level headings showed up in boldface, and second and third-level headings were indented.
Out of a sudden, the indents are gone, i.e. first level headings are still in boldface, but subordinate level headings are not indented any more. I am not aware of having changed anything.
Which is the file (I think we use standard configuration) where these indents are defined? And what should it look like? Or does the display of subordinate topics depend on the proper DITA markup?
KarinSu-Laine Yeo February 16, 2010 at 1:50 am
Reply to: PDF TOC – Display of Hierarchy Levels?February 16, 2010 at 1:50 am
The problem could be either with your document or with the DITA Open Toolkit files. I suggest first trying to generate output using a different document, such as the sample files that you can access through the Help menu.
If those files have the same problem, you can usually get a fresh copy of the DITA Open Toolkit in XMetaL 5.5 or later as follows:
1) Back up the following folder, then delete it: C:Documents and Settings
Application DataSoftQuadXMetaL Shared
2) Generate output again. The copy of the Open Toolkit that is in C:Program FilesCommon FilesXMetaL Shared will be automatically copied to the Documents and Settings folder, and XMetaL will use that copy when generating output.
If you haven't made any changes to your C:Program FilesCommon FilesXMetaL Shared folder, and if you haven't changed your xmetal.ini settings since you installed XMetaL, this should work. If not, please let us know.karinbartsch February 16, 2010 at 8:41 am
Reply to: PDF TOC – Display of Hierarchy Levels?February 16, 2010 at 8:41 am
thank you for your help! I tried out your suggestions, i.e. I used the sample DITA files from the Help menu to create new output, and I got this new DITA OT copy from XMetaL by deleting the old folder and generating output again. Unfortunatly: same results.
I tried to find the XMetaL.ini file but did not succeed. I'm sure that I did not change the settings of this file, but as we customized the system for our needs, we might have changed something without being aware.
Besides the TOC, another thing strikes me in the PDF: images and tables do not correctly fit into the page make-up, as they extend across page breaks, and strange frames around images and tables are visible.
KarinSu-Laine Yeo February 16, 2010 at 11:29 pm
Reply to: PDF TOC – Display of Hierarchy Levels?February 16, 2010 at 11:29 pm
We'll need to take a look at your files in order to see where the problem is coming from. Could you please log a support case at http://na.justsystems.com/contact-support.php?
To help us investigate more quickly, could you also please send me a copy of the PDF file that looks wrong, and a copy of a PDF file that looks the way you want it to look? Also if you could zip up and send me the files that you have customized in your XMetaL installation, that would be useful as well. I'm at syeo at justsystems dotcom .
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