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  • MFerris

    Reply To: Ditamap not showing topicref navtitles

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    I am using XMetaL 9.0. From what I understand, if a dita file doesn't have a navtitle, the topic title is used in the map manager window? I've just tried again to insert a topicref with the title set to “Test Topic” and it immediately shows up as just “topicref” and doesn't use the title.

    The software has been modified but only in ways instructed by the guide to integrate a new specialization. I.e macros, .ctm, .css etc.

    Also, is there a way to programmatically set the default save type as .dita?

    Thanks again for your help Derek.

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    MFerris

    Reply To: Ditamap not showing topicref navtitles

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    bumping post because my initial question wasn't clear, sorry!

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    MFerris

    Reply To: DITA Map template, with pre-inserted dita files

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    That kind of solution seems to be what we're looking for. I'll give it a test run and perhaps set the file permissions to Read-only so the users can't overwrite the templates in that folder. Thanks a lot Derek 🙂

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    MFerris

    Reply To: Distributing XMetal Customization

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    Thanks for the input Barbwire!

    I followed those steps and have been successful in creating an installer which distributes my specialization to other work stations, thanks a lot Derek :).

    Edit: New thread for separate question

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    MFerris

    Reply To: File Not Found exception for PDF Output

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    Great, that has solved those error messages. However now, I get an output failed message with no error messages what-so-ever. Any ideas?

    Thanks again for all your help so far Derek.

    EDIT: Problem solved. Output is now being generated, turns out that my specialization of a element was breaking the output but strangely the output log was not giving any indication as to where the error/problem was. For learning purposes, why did it not show up in the output log as an error? It validates in XMetal Author (version 9).

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    MFerris

    Reply To: File Not Found exception for PDF Output

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    EDIT:

    I've completely  replaced the C:ProgramDataSoftQuad folder with the original install one and there appears to be progress. It's now producing a successful output, however the PDF doesn't contain any data from the sample.dita file. The output log produced these error messages:

      ↓  [code] [gen-list] [DOTJ013E][ERROR] Failed to parse the referenced file 'D:XMetaL_ProjectsXA3 CustomizationdtdtechnicalContentsample.dita'. The XML parser reported the following error:
      ↓  [gen-list] D:XMetaL_ProjectsXA3 CustomizationdtdtechnicalContentxa3_s_TextDomain.ent (The system cannot find the file specified)
      ↓  [mappull] C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTxslpreprocessmappullImpl.xsl:447: Error! java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified) Cause: java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified)
      ↓  [mappull] C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTxslpreprocessmappullImpl.xsl:538: Error! java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified) Cause: java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified)
      ↓  [mappull] C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTxslpreprocessmappullImpl.xsl:816: Error! java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified) Cause: java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified)
      ↓  [mappull] C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTxslpreprocessmappullImpl.xsl:939: Error! java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified) Cause: java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified)
      ↓  [chunk] [DOTX008E][ERROR] File 'C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita' does not exist or cannot be loaded.
      ↓  [bookmap-preprocess] java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified)
      ↓  [bookmap-preprocess] java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita (The system cannot find the file specified)
      ↓  [pipeline] [DOTX008E][ERROR] File 'C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTtempsample.dita' does not exist or cannot be loaded.
    [/code]

    How do I change the file location where it looks for the .ent file in the second line? For testing purposes, I've moved all the .ent and .mod files to the location its looking in. Now I get an “Output Failed” message, but no errors in the output log.. strange.

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    MFerris

    Reply To: File Not Found exception for PDF Output

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    Try adding the following to “Other output parameters” in Tools > Configure Output on the Advanced tab.

    ANT_PARAM_dita.ext  =  .dita

    If that doesn't help, contact XMetaL Support and provide a sample they can test with so they can try to reproduce the issue.

    Thanks Derek, it appears to have solved the File Not Found Exceptions. However, I am now getting these output failed messages in the log:
    [java] Transformation failed: Run-time errors were reported
     ↓  C:PROGRA~3SoftQuadXMetaLSharedDITA_OTpluginscom.xmetal.xmfobuild.xml:278: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Premature end of file.

    Any ideas?

    EDIT: I replaced the xmfo folder with the original from the Xmetal 9.0 install, and now it appears that xmetal can't find it's license?
    ↓  [java] Could not create XEP formatter: java.io.FileNotFoundException: D:XMetaL_ProjectsXA3 CustomizationdtdtechnicalContentlicense.xml (The system cannot find the file specified)

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