General XMetaL Discussion

  • chandan7891

    Xmetal element list

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    Last Activity 11 years, 10 months ago

    Hi derek

    1)Presently the element list window is appearing on the right hand side of the screen the thing that i wanted to know is that is it possible to pop as a different window and can you change the short cut key of it to”enter”….

    2) As in contenta we know two diff person can't edit in same files ..if some one is editing the file then it will become locked now if the other person open the file with out checking it's status he will do the editing but when he clicked the save button then only he comes to know is that the file is locked so is it possible that  the xmetal pop up a message as soon as he started to do editing if the file is locked….

    Thanks
    Chandan

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    mag3737

    Reply to: Xmetal element list

    1) If you double-click on the titlebar of the Element List, it will become a detached window that you can reposition.  It will automatically redock if you approach various boundaries as you drag it around; or you can double-click again to return it to its last docked position.

    2) This is something that should be handled by the Contenta integration.  It should be able to give the user a warning at the time they open a file that is locked by another user.  I'm also surprised that you are able to make changes to a file if it was already locked by another user.  Normally a CMS integration would tell XMetaL to open the file read-only in this case.  I would recommend asking the folks at Contenta about these issues.

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Xmetal element list

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    The following macro will cause the Element List to appear when you press Enter:

    Application.ElementList.Visible = true;
    ]]>

    However, that will also break (by suppressing) the standard XMetaL behavior for the Enter key, which is a very nice feature that you may not want to deprive your users of. If your users don't like pressing Ctrl+Shift+I to open the Element List you might consider assigning a different key to the macro above, one that they find easier to remember, but one that does not break the Enter key behavior.

    Another option is to have them open the Views toolbar. There's a button for the Element List on it.

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    chandan7891

    Reply to: Xmetal element list

    Thanks a lot for your explanation ….it really work….
    The second thing that i wanted to know is that can you provide something like when the document will be open completely then it will automatically save it first then what will happen is that if the file is locked then it will prompt us that is locked… 

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Xmetal element list

    Since the file opening and saving from Contenta is being driven by Contenta in your case it is best to direct these questions to their support team. If they have the feature you require they will be able to tell you how to use it. If they do not then they will need to implement something that gives you the feature you require.

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