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  • gcrews

    Reply To: Map Editor Menu/Commands in XMetaL 9 Miniscule

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    Last Activity 5 years, 11 months ago

    I remember running into this a few years back.

    Check the Text Size setting in IE:

    1. Open IE
    2. Open View menu (Alt+V)
    3. Expand Text Size sub menu
    4. Ensure Medium is selected.

    I think that setting only affects text with no CSS font size defined. I bet it will fix small font on web pages you may have occasionally noticed.

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Application off centered

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    Last Activity 6 years ago

    Is that a standard windows theme? The left hand minimize/maximize/close icons don't look familiar.

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Avoid / clean temporary folders for remote document customisation

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    Last Activity 6 years, 2 months ago

    Sounds like it might be your CMS connector that is creating the temp files and not cleaning up.

    That being said, here is a similar problem i posted about nearly 4 years ago:
          http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,1550.0.html

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Mouse Scroll Line Count

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    Last Activity 7 years ago

    I guess I should have tried that, I just assumed it was doing one line only. I see now that it does scroll faster if you set it the line count higher. It’s just alot less that everywhere else in windows. Comparing the scroll amount in Normal or Tag view to output, it seems to be about a 2.5 ratio.

    I guess there is nothing I can do about other than set the line count really high like 9 and then have  everywhere else in windows scroll to much per tick. I tried a few tricks but none seemed to work.

          •Tried adding an onmousewheel event listener to the DOM node in a macro.
          •Tried sending the WM_VSCROLL message to the Xmetal window.
          •Tried changing the root DOCUMENT CSS class to a huge font and line-height.
          •Tried disabling smooth scrolling

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    gcrews

    Reply To: How do I Switch to Map Editor from XML View??

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    Last Activity 7 years, 1 month ago

    Try the main File menu “Switch to map Editor”  option. Right below Save all

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Paste into Attributes not possible

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    Last Activity 7 years, 1 month ago

    I noticed it like the first day of using Xmetal and just chalked it up to a quark. I've had the same behavior occur before in other places in widows before (cant think of exactly where right now) so I knew right away to try the right-click context menu. I've had to teach writers the trick a number of times though.

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Small Menu Text in Resource Manger

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    Last Activity 7 years, 4 months ago

    Ah ha, found it, somehow the text size in explorer got changed, not the zoom.

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Select content after PasteString()

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    Last Activity 7 years, 4 months ago

    Perfect works exactly as I needed, Thanks for the help and quick reply. I would have never thought about creating a duplicate range selection variable or even knew to use the ExtendTo method.

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    gcrews

    Reply To: XMetaL freezes

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    Last Activity 7 years, 5 months ago

    You might check and make sure that you don’t have any large zip files on your desktop such as the DITA-OT. I found that they can cause XMetaL to be very unresponsive.

    http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,1708.0.html

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    gcrews

    Reply To: XML self closing element

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    Last Activity 7 years, 5 months ago

    I think he is referring to the red “X” missing image character.

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Xmetal very slow opening documents

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    Last Activity 7 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks for the quick reply. I have not done any customizations to XFT forums. I tested a few things you suggested and here are the results. The test file I was using as well as many others we have  are recently converted XHTML files to DITA.

    XMetaL(R) Author Enterprise – 7.0.0.111
    Refreshing references when opening topic disabled
    1MB DITA 1.1 XML file

    [code]Initial Load Time:                      2min 50sec
    After removal of table with 509 xref's: 2min 02sec
    After removal of remaining 655 xref's:  1min 45sec
    After removal of all customized CSS:    1min 35sec
    After removal of MCR's & CMS connector: 1min 30sec
    After empty concept_ditabase.css:       1min 02sec
    Disabled spell check while typing:      1min 02sec
    Cut file content in half(just  a test):      30sec

    Load Time for original XHTML file:           12sec[/code]

    Is there any way to get opening, switching views, saving documents, …ect anywhere near the performance that we saw when editing XHTML documents?  We were not exactly expecting the switch from XHTML files to DITA to take 12 times as long to operate in XmetaL

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Generate Output Dialog Box Hangs

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    Last Activity 7 years, 5 months ago

    Welcome to the club, same issue happens for us about once a week for each user. It’s has been occurring for years for us now. Current solution, reboot until it works…

    The only constant thing I have been able to narrow it down to is that it occurs more frequently on Mondays.

    Xmetal 7 – output hangs
          http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,2836.0.html

    XMetaL stops responding when trying to generate a file
          http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,3017.html

    100% cpu on on output dalog
          http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,971.0.html

    XMetaL 6.0 Hangs When Generating Output
          http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php?topic=1362.0

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Content being left in copied location when undoing a drag in drop (Dita Files)

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    Last Activity 7 years, 7 months ago

    So I don’t suppose there is any way to change the undo functionality when having changed views either? This is particularly annoying when you make a change in normal view, switch to preview view, and then switch back to normal view. When you undo, you would expect it just to undo the changes you initially did, not switch back to preview.

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    gcrews

    Reply To: Set DITA VERSION at install time for XMetal 7?

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    Last Activity 7 years, 7 months ago

    We just use a customization script and it just pushes out a standard dita_options.xml to everyone’s computer that defines the 1.1 setting (DefaultDITAVersion).

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    gcrews

    Reply To: DITA Ids not being assigned

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    Last Activity 7 years, 8 months ago

    You might check Tools > DITA Options > General Tab >  Options button (next to Auto-assign element IDs).

    http://na.justsystems.com/webhelp/en/xmetalauthor/enterprise/7.0/XMEE.html#DITA%20options

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