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  • phe_de

    [XMetaL Tables] Cell merging not working in XMetaL for enhanced CALS model

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    Last Activity 1 year, 3 months ago

    Hello,

    One of our customers uses a complex XML Schema to validate their contents, which they edit with XMetaL.
    They have a table model which is based on CALS, but has more possible sub elements.

    An example XML file with the XSD file are attached to this issue.

    The problem: By default, XMetaL does not display the tgroup content as a table.
    When I enhance the local CTM file as suggested in this topic:
    [url=http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php?topic=3936.0]http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php?topic=3936.0[/url]
    [pre]    
         

    tgroup

         row
         entry
       
     [/pre]

    then XMetaL does display the tgroup content as a table; but it does not offer all editing possibilities for tables.
    Especially the “Merge Table Cell” functions are not working.

    What do I have to do to allow table cell merging?

    Note: With earlier versions of XMetaL (9.0 or older), the merge-cell functions worked for the model of our customer, even without customization of the CTM file.
    The current product, where merge cell is not working, is:
    XMetaL 13 Author Essential
    Binary#: 13.0.0.029
    Installer#: 13.0.0213

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: [XMetaL Tables] Cell merging not working in XMetaL for enhanced CALS model

    In the CTM file, after the section (as a sibling to that section), add the following:

         
         

    Table

          tgroup
         

    tbody

         

    thead

          colspec      row
          entry
       
     

    If you don't have XMetaL Developer installed you may need to restart XMetaL Author for the CTM file to be reloaded.

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    phe_de

    Reply to: [XMetaL Tables] Cell merging not working in XMetaL for enhanced CALS model

    In the CTM file, after the section (as a sibling to that section), add the following:

         
         

    Table

          tgroup
         

    tbody

         

    thead

          colspec      row
          entry
       
     

    If you don't have XMetaL Developer installed you may need to restart XMetaL Author for the CTM file to be reloaded.

    Thank you so much! It works!

    Is there a CTM syntax reference somewhere? I looked in the XMetaL Author and Developer help, but didn't find one.

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: [XMetaL Tables] Cell merging not working in XMetaL for enhanced CALS model

    Unfortunately, this feature has not been documented yet.

    However, if you look at the CTM files for the DITA authoring functionality (in XMetaL Author Enterprise) I believe most of the possible settings are in there.

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