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  • amy.kidd

    Reply To: How to write a macro to batch validate multiple documents

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    Last Activity 9 years, 4 months ago

    IMPORTANT! When you view/update the list of file extensions in the Multiple-File Operation Preferences, ensure the list ends with a file extension and not a semicolon.

    For example, my default settings were as follows:

    xml;sgml;sgm;dita;ditamap;

    As a result of this setting, the multiple-file operations were not recognizing my files with a .dita extension.

    I changed the settings to this:
    xml;dita;ditamap

    When I removed the ending semicolon, and restarted Xmetal (just for good measure), it works like a charm.

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    amy.kidd

    Reply To: How to write a macro to batch validate multiple documents

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    Last Activity 9 years, 4 months ago

    Derek,

    After running other cross file operations and using the spell-check in files feature in XMetaL Author 7.0 Enterprise Edition and XMetaL Author 8.0 (trial version), it appears that in my version of Xmetal 7.0, none of the cross file operations recognize the files with the .dita file extension. XMetal 8.0, however, does recognize the .dita files.

    Is there anything I can change in the Xmetal Author 7.0 settings currently to make this work for me now?

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    amy.kidd

    Reply To: How to write a macro to batch validate multiple documents

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    Last Activity 9 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Derek,

    Thank you so very much for sharing this script!

    On Xmetal 7.0, it appears to only work for files with the .xml extension. It did let me know one file in my test directory did not validate (that was correct).

    However, I mostly use files with the .dita extension. Can the script be fixed easily with a simple change into recognize .dita files as the same as .xml files?

    Also, I did try it in a Xmetal 8 trial version and it seems to process all the files with dita or xml extension, but it says they are all correct but I have one file I know has an error in it.

    That might simply be a result of my not setting something up correctly with my custom DTDs.

    Nevertheless, I only need it for Xmetal 7 at this point.

    Thanks Again!

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    amy.kidd

    Reply To: Spell checker in XMetal does not call attention to joined words with markup

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    Last Activity 10 years, 8 months ago

    I used Dreamweaver CS3's spell checker. As I think more about this, I believe this spellchecker is only checking text in the 'preview' window. It appears this behavior is similar to what you have mentioned about pretty printing. Thank you again for your earlier suggestion about looking into the settings in the CTM file.

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    amy.kidd

    Reply To: Spell checker in XMetal does not call attention to joined words with markup

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    Last Activity 10 years, 8 months ago

    Thank you for responding and explaining.

    My HTML editor would operate this way, so I anticipated the XML editor to check spelling and catch missing spaces. I understand the complexity of solving the problem in a general way for XML, though.

    Using a 3rd party tool to check spelling again does help, but unfortunately, it adds additional work. I was just hoping to not have to duplicate the spell checking.

    In the future it would be nice to see a setting in spellchecker rules to select. For example, “Check for omitted spaces between text and marup.” or “Check for joined words including markup.”

    Thanks. 

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