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[email protected] February 24, 2010 at 5:56 pm
Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDFFebruary 24, 2010 at 5:56 pmParticipants 4Replies 5Last Activity 12 years, 7 months ago
XMetaL Author Enterprise version#: 126.96.36.199
When setting the Print attribute to “no” for a Topic Reference in a DITA Map, the topic still appears when converted to PDF.
I can Comment Out the Topic Reference in the code and then it doesn't print, but shouldn't the Print attribute do that?
RPalmerDerek Read February 24, 2010 at 6:38 pm
Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDFFebruary 24, 2010 at 6:38 pm
The version of the DITA Open Toolkit you have does not support the expected behavior for this attribute.
I believe there are plans to include support for it in the DITA OT 1.5 and so when we integrate that version in a future release of XMetaL Author Enterprise you will have access to this and other improvements.[email protected] February 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm
Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDFFebruary 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm
Thanks! I'll just instruct our writers to Comment Out the Topics for the time being.
RPalmerDerek Read February 25, 2010 at 10:53 pm
Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDFFebruary 25, 2010 at 10:53 pm
Is using conditional text an option? I have not tested it, but if it works that would be better than using comments.cdybdahl March 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDFMarch 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm
I was just perusing the Files area on the Yahoo DITA-users group and noticed a print=no plugin for the FO transformation. I remembered reading this post, and thought I'd pass along the information.
I have not tried it, so I have no idea how/if it works, but it's certainly worth investigating if you have a need for it.Su-Laine Yeo May 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm
Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDFMay 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm
Additional detail on the plug-in that Chad mentioned, which is basically a patch for the Open Toolkit, are here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/message/12047 . The patch consists of two .XSL files. Assuming you have XMetaL installed in a typical way and are using one of the “XMetaL Enhanced PDF” deliverable types, you need to drop the files in the following locations:
– Drop topicmerge.xsl into C:Documents and Settings
Application DataSoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA_OTdemoxmfoxslcommon
– Drop maprefImpl.xsl into C:Documents and Settings
Application DataSoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA_OTxslpreprocess
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