Tools > Options dialog accelerators don’t work sometimes
Some property pages within the new unified options dialog won’t respond to keyboard shortcuts until focus is moved into the embedded XFT form that is on the active property page. This limitation relates to Windows’ handling of embedded ActiveX controls.
Generate Output fails if filenames or paths contain a mix of Polish characters and spaces
The DITA Open Toolkit included with the software fails to generate output if any of the filenames or paths contain Polish characters AND spaces. The only workaround at this time to adhust filename and paths to exclude spaces OR put all the files into the same folder.
Docking action indicators don’t display in the correct location on systems with text size set to something other than 100%
With the introduction of High-DPI support in Windows Vista, certain settings can cause the application to not render properly. In particular, setting a text size value to something other than 100% can result in the application having drawing issues when resizing a docking panel or moving it to another docking location.
To workaround this issue, adjust the custom text size settings so that the system uses Windows XP scaling (Windows Vista and Windows 7).
Shortcut key doesn’t work after moving focus to Map Editor with XMetaL Navigator
Shortcut key doesn’t do anything after moving focus into the Map Editor using the XMetaL Navigator feature. To work around this, please press the <Tab> key once and try your keyboard shortcut again. If it still doesn’t work repeat pressing <Tab> key and trying your shortcut key until you get some action.
WebHelp output’s Print function doesn’t work for local files
When opening a local copy of the WebHelp output into a web browser, especially Google Chrome, clicking the “Print” button results in no action. This behavior is typically the result of a web browser’s “same-origin” security model for local files versus files loaded over http.
This behavior can be worked around by running a local web server or deploying the WebHelp webhelp_out folder’s contents to a web server and navigating your browser to that web server location.
DITA for Publishers outputs are disabled
The D4P outputs (i.e. Kindle, ePub, et al) are currently disabled because the plugin is not compatible with the DITA Open Toolkit version integrated with XMetaL. The timeframe for a new D4P plugin release is not known at this time.
When using DITA 1.3 XML schemas, reusable component feature is disabled
XMetaL’s reusuble component feature has not been setup for the DITA 1.3 XSDs. As a result, related menu items like Reuse > Create Reusable Component are disabled.
WebDAV lock cannot be obtained for document just opened
When a document is opened from a WebDAV server into XMetaL Author Enterprise, an error message maybe displayed stating that the WebDAV lock could not be obtained. This issue is due to the DITA MapEditor feature preprocessing the document’s XML with our XMetaL XML processor (XMXML). XMXML contains a lot of the same code as XMetaL Author including the WebDAV locking logic and as such, XMXML ends up obtaining the WebDAV lock first.
To work around this issue, the DITA options must be changed so that ditamap files open into the XML view by default. To change this setting, select the Tools > Options… menu item and select the DITA category’s Map Editor tab. On the Map Editor tab, adjust the “Open DITA maps in the:” dropdown list so that “XML view” is selected. Click OK to accept the changes and restart XMetaL.
Note: The DITA feature does not support WebDAV out-of-the-box. A WebDAV capable XMetaL connector is required to use the DITA feature with a WebDAV server.
The x64 Cameras In Focus and Meeting Minutes samples have some features that don’t work
A few of the Cameras In Focus and Meeting Minutes sample’s features rely upon Microsoft components that do not have an x64 equivalent (e.g. MSScript.ocx, MSCAL1.ocx). Yet other features rely upon a x64 version of Microsoft Word to be installed on the computer. In the x64 version of the software, these samples have been removed from the Help > Samples submenu to avoid issues. You can still invoke either samples template but please use caution when running these samples as they may not gracefully degrade when invoking features with a dependency on these 3rd party items.
Built-in toolbar auto-layout on first launch
When XMetaL Author is started for the first time, the built-in toolbars will each be docked on a separate row. Custom DTD-specific toolbars will be docked more efficiently (i.e. multiple per row) providing there is enough horizontal space to do so. Once toolbars have been reorganized (by dragging them around), their positions will be remembered. This vertically oriented auto-layout for built-in toolbars will also take effect any time the XMetaL Author workspace is reset, which is done by holding the Ctrl key down at startup.
Child submenus/menu items not copied when moving top-level menu buttons
Moving top-level menu buttons will not copy the child submenus or menu items. Similarly, moving submenu items will not duplicate those child items.