DITA and XMetaL Discussion
gcrews December 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm
Xmetal 7 – Insert File Reference AnnoyanceDecember 26, 2012 at 11:24 pmParticipants 1Replies 0Last Activity 10 years, 1 month ago
Compared to Xmetal 6, Inserting a file reference and setting the navtitle in Xmetal 7 makes it a lot harder. What once took like 3 clicks now takes 7. In Xmetal 6 the title box was on the same tab as the browse button and you did not have to set the locktitle manually. We insert file references quite often.
Note: I have the DITA Options set to 1.1
1. Browser for files.
2. Select title
3. Paste title text from clipboard
1. Browser for files
2. Set locktitle to Yes
3. Switch tabs
4. Select navtitle box
5. Select text
6. Right click mouse
7. Paste title text from clipboard
I think it’s a big oversight to not handle simple “Ctrl+v” operation when the curser is blinking in a textbox or you have text selected. I have to instruct the writers “Right click and then choose Paste, Ctrl+V dosen't work there.”
Note 2: If you change the DITA Options from 1.1 to 1.2 without closing the maps you have open, you start getting error messages when you try 1.2 items in the properties dialog.
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