DITA and XMetaL Discussion
JoAnne March 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm
XMetal stopped generating (fixed)March 22, 2011 at 3:46 pmParticipants 4Replies 5Last Activity 11 years, 8 months ago
XMetaL Author Enterprise 6.0.1.030
Suddenly when I try to generate DITA output (PDF, HTML, WebHelp) I get the following error:
Error code: -2146827859
Automation server can't create object
and no log file is generated.
Yesterday, everything was fine and I could generate all my files. I haven't made any changes overnight. I tried restarting XMetal, rebooting the computer (soft and hard), and deleting C:UsersmeAppDataRoamingSoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA-OT. Still no love.
Thanks in advance.gcrews March 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm
Reply to: XMetal stopped generating (fixed)March 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm
Are you outputting to a network location? Make sure you can delete the output folder before you generate output. Someone else might have the file open. I have gotten that error a couple of times in the past, usually it has to do with a file being locked or open or something.JoAnne March 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Reply to: XMetal stopped generating (fixed)March 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm
No, my source files are on a network (no one else uses them), but I'm generating to a local drive. I'll try deleting the output file anyway, just in case. Thanks.Derek Read March 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm
Reply to: XMetal stopped generating (fixed)March 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm
Part of the program may have been broken, removed, etc. If you are still stuck the next thing I would try would be the “Repair” option in Add or Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel.JoAnne March 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm
Reply to: XMetal stopped generating (fixed)March 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm
That's exactly what I did… *after* noting and backing up all my customization changes, of course. Worked fine, and I”m happily outputting again.
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