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IF August 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm
Where can I learn more about xm_baseline_attrs.xslAugust 27, 2010 at 8:27 pmParticipants 1Replies 2Last Activity 11 years, 10 months ago
After spending hours trying to change the font size on the title page of my PDF output, I finally stumbled on the file AppDataRoamingSoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA_OTdemoxmfoCustomizationfoattrsxm_baseline_attrs.xsl.
Editing this file worked but now I would like to understand how this file is used. I can't find anything about this file in the XMetal User's Guide or anywhere else for that matter.
Using XMetal 6
ThanksDerek Read August 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm
Reply to: Where can I learn more about xm_baseline_attrs.xslAugust 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm
The only documentation we have at the moment is what is contained in the appendices in the XMetaL Author Enterprise online help (F1). In version 6.0 these appendices are lettered C and D. They cover parameters that we expose that are slightly easier to work with (in theory) than making true modifications to the XSLT (which is complex). They might answer some questions.
None of the XSLT files we add to the DITA OT are documented yet, short of their having nice names that hint at their content and the comments (if any) inside the XSLT itself. None of the DITA OT XSLT files themselves are officially documented anywhere either yet, as far as I know, though there is information on various other aspects of it (manual installation for those that do not have XMetaL, running it from the command line, etc — things you don't need to worry about with XMetaL because we install it and provide the GUI to run it):
Very possibly things that you wish to do may have already been answered there. The first one is a very active group of DITA OT users familiar with making modifications.
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