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  • mzwecker

    Reply To: RenderX XEP Omits Conditional Attributes

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    Last Activity 11 years ago

    I've also run into this problem. Similarly, my pdf generates when I clear all values from the ditaval (that is, I don't use any conditions).  As soon as I use any conditions, I get the error mentioned above.  I'm having trouble tracking down the source of the problem.

    NEWS FLASH
    Problem solved. I had a condition set on a choicetable element.
    I guess that's a no-no.

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Webhelp output

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: search/replace tool recommendations?

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    Last Activity 11 years ago

    I use a tool called GrepWin.
    I sometimes use it, for example, to set xml:lang attributes en masse.
    http://code.google.com/p/grepwin/

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: I got asterisks in my Index

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    Last Activity 11 years, 11 months ago

    We've traced this back to topics with an empty tag.

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Using Ditaval to Move Files for Translation

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    Last Activity 12 years, 3 months ago

    Wanda,
    I've had great success using the XLIFF format for translation.  It will make your life easy.  Contact me if you want more details, but first download Swordfish II and give it a try.  It really is a great solution for localizing entire ditamaps.

    http://www.maxprograms.com/downloads/

    Regards,
    Michael

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: 6.0 WebHelp Experiences?

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    Last Activity 12 years, 4 months ago

    We've gone ahead and deactivated the native search and are in the process of finalizing an implementation of ZoomSearch  – http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/

    Once it's working 100% I'll try to share details, or contact me if you are curious.

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Breadcrumbs in XHTML output

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    Last Activity 12 years, 5 months ago

    The developer who created the Ancestor plugin gave me some help.

    He sorted out that XMetaL users running OT 1.4.2 need to use version 1.1.1 of his plugin.

    He (Marcus) really went out of his way, so I owe him a public THANKS!

    http://bitbucket.org/qwcode/dita.ot.plugins.ancestors/downloads/

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Breadcrumbs in XHTML output

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    Last Activity 12 years, 5 months ago

    gcrews,
    Would you perhaps be willing to share your breadcrumb solution?
    mzwecker at logmein.com

    We're very close to a decent WebHelp solution based on the XMetaL WebHelp output, but I'd really need breadcrumbs to make the solution user-friendly.

    I'd be very grateful if you'd be at liberty to share your solution.

    Cheers,
    Michael

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Chinese "Contents" and "Index" titles do not display in pdf

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    Last Activity 12 years, 6 months ago

    I finally found some time to play with this, and the problem seems to have been a simple one.

    I did not have a proper zh_TW vars file in ..SoftQuadXMetaL SharedDITA_OTdemoxmfocfgcommonvars

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Chinese "Contents" and "Index" titles do not display in pdf

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    Last Activity 12 years, 6 months ago

    Just yesterday I made my first Chinese pdf3 outputs due to a new customer requirement.
    My simplified Chinese came out fine, but my Traditional came out without the TOC and Index text. 

    I have not had time to investigate, but I'll be following this thread and will post anything that I learn once I have time to investigate.

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Help Portal using WebHelp

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    Last Activity 12 years, 7 months ago

    I just wanted to report that the Flare DITA import does not currently support nested ditamaps, which renders it pretty useless in our case. 

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Help Portal using WebHelp

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    Last Activity 12 years, 7 months ago

    Yes*, but let's just assume here that we want to make WebHelp do the same sort of thing.

    If nothing else, JustSystems could consider this a long-term feature request (ability to build portals from DITA content).

    I'm also looking at Flare (WebHelp Plus) and RoboHelp (RoboHelp Server) for building a portal, but my point is that it would be nice to have a “one-stop-shop” for making WebHelp without requiring another tool and lots of importing/exporting. I imagine I am asking too much, since I should remember that XMetaL is “graphical editor for creating and editing structured documents” and not a Magic Machine for single-source shops.  Can't have everything.  I chose XMetaL so we could make “pure” DITA XML.  It's excellent for that.  Also, I LOVE the pdf3 basic format.  But I'm still suffering with my HTML/WebHelp delivery.

    *The problem with Eclipse Help for us is that Eclipse Infocenter requires an Apache server and is Java-based, whereas we are very much a .NET-shop.

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Applying conditions to map elements?

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    Last Activity 12 years, 8 months ago

    I can support Su-Laine on this.  In XML View of a map you can select multiple topic refs and condition them in one move. And if you use colors to show your various conditions (Reuse > Style Conditional Text), then you can get a nice view of “what's what” so to speak.  Even if I could add conditions in Map Editor I don't think I would.

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Crash when adding metadata (6.0)

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    Last Activity 12 years, 8 months ago

    Just to be clear, you can totally work around the “metadata form crash” by adding metadata directly in PlainText or in other views using the Element List and Attribute Inspector.  Just avoid Insert > Topic Metadata and you'll be ok.

    So in the end I'm quite calm about this.  It's not a small bug, but it's not a showstopper for us. 

    Good luck sorting it out.

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    mzwecker

    Reply To: Crash when adding metadata (6.0)

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    Last Activity 12 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks, but Derek's fix is apparently for old installs, but my colleague has a fresh install and he is getting the same crash.  And our crash is specific to metadata.  We're OK with our map editing.

    For now we're working in plain text view, which works fine.  It's just when we edit metadata in Tag or Normal that we get the crashes.

    But thanks for the tip.

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