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    Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDF

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    XMetaL Author Enterprise version#: 5.5.0.219

    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?

    Thanks –

    RPalmer

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDF

    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.

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    [email protected]

    Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDF

    Thanks! I'll just instruct our writers to Comment Out the Topics for the time being.

    RPalmer

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDF

    Is using conditional text an option? I have not tested it, but if it works that would be better than using comments.

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    cdybdahl

    Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDF

    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.

    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/files/FO%20Plug-in/

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    Su-Laine Yeo

    Reply to: Print=No Attribute in DITA Map still appearing in PDF

    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 SettingsApplication DataSoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA_OTdemoxmfoxslcommon
    – Drop maprefImpl.xsl into C:Documents and Settings
    Application DataSoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA_OTxslpreprocess

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