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  • juu

    Xmetal Author override default settings / values

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    XMetal newb here, installed the trial of Author Enterprise 16.0 x64 …

    I am looking at the XMetal Author sample called “DITA”, installed in
    C:\Program Files\XMetaL 16.0\Author\Samples\DITA

    The one whose root map node is called “Using World Time Pro”

    I ran “Generate Output for DITA Map” which resulted in a new directory called “webhelp_out”.

    In the webhelp_out directory tree is is a file called
    webhelp_out\xmwebhelp\script\common_param.js

    This file contains one statement:
    var gHomePage=”http://na.justsystems.com”;

    If I run the help web page there is a Home button which when clicked, goes to the above URL.

    Some questions about this:

    1. Where does the default value for gHomePage (ie. “http://na.justsystems.com”) come from?

    2. How can I override the value of gHomePage for my own DITA project so that every generate uses my custom value and not the default?

    Thank you for any suggestions.

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    nhu1

    Reply to: Xmetal Author override default settings / values

    The source is from here,

    C:\ProgramData\SoftQuad\XMetaL\Shared\DITA_OT3.6\plugins\com.xmetal.webhelp\customization\common\xmwebhelp\script\common_param.js

    Ning

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    juu

    Reply to: Xmetal Author override default settings / values

    Ok — thanks for that.

    Let’s say I have two web help projects, and each project requires a distinct home page URL.

    ie.
    http://project_1.com/foo
    http://project_2.com/bar

    How do I accomplish that without manually editing the file you pointed to each time I generate one of the projects?

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