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by Graham Hannington
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Oxygen WebHelp-based site for an enterprise's entire set of products?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Oxygen WebHelp-based site for an enterprise's entire set of products?

Suppose that: I have several dozen software products The product (user) documentation is in DITA The documentation authors use Oxygen XML Author I want to publish the documentation for all of these products—in fact, for the multiple supported versions of all products—on a single website For an examp...
by Graham Hannington
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Empty lines in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Re: Empty lines in Author mode

I have the same issue (XML Author 17.1, build 2015102718). For example, Author mode shows blank lines between <p> elements in <context> elements in DITA task topics. It's distracting. The blank lines don't appear in Text mode, and they don't get saved. I don't want to have to make per-element tweaks...
by Graham Hannington
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Nice one, thanks Radu! I'll get that release from my IBM contacts when it's available.
by Graham Hannington
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Hi Radu, I also have some IBM contacts whom I could ask if you want... Yes, please. That's very kind of you, I would appreciate that. I have no influence there (I am not an IBM employee); I do not have direct contact with the person who performs this customization; neither do I have access to the re...
by Graham Hannington
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Hi Radu, Do you have the same rendering on your side? No. I am currently editing a DITA reference topic. The internal part of the page is gray, rgb(251, 251, 251). I suspect I am experiencing behavior caused by a "third-party" customization; or, perhaps, your customization on behalf of that third pa...
by Graham Hannington
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Hi Radu, Are you usually defining index terms only in the prolog metadata section or also in paragraphs? Usually only in the topic prolog. Occasionally in the topic content, such as paragraphs. Not yet in maps, although that might happen in the future. We did not want to add line breaks because inde...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Author mode uses CSS to display parentheses before and after <indexterm> content. (Oxygen XML Author 17.1.) I'm sure I'll get over it, but I find this behavior disconcerting to the point of being annoying, especially since those CSS-injected parentheses have exactly the same display attributes as th...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Default appearance of tags in Author mode is too intrusive
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Default appearance of tags in Author mode is too intrusive

Hi Radu, if you want feedback from other Oxygen Users for your customization ideas you can register on the Oxygen Users List That's a good idea, thanks. With apologies if I've missed the guidelines; I'm a little fuzzy on whether to post here or to the list. As you suggest, the list is a better optio...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Default appearance of tags in Author mode is too intrusive
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Default appearance of tags in Author mode is too intrusive

Hi Radu, An observation from a newbie Oxygen user with experience in other XML editors: I find the default appearance of tags in Author mode too intrusive. The tags are too visually similar to the content. I have customized the appearance in Options ► Preferences ► Editor ► Edit modes ► Author ► Tag...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?

A follow up, for what it's worth (again, just logging my thoughts and actions as a newbie Oxygen user): I have defined the following keyboard shortcuts in the Selection category, corresponding to the Document > Select menu options listed previously: Content : Ctrl+Alt+C Element : Ctrl+Alt+E Parent :...
by Graham Hannington
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?

Hi Ranu, Thank you for your clear and concise explanation of this behavior, including the rationale and use cases. All of that makes sense, and is very helpful. Where previously I was mystified, and thought that perhaps I was doing something wrong, or - I didn't mention it in my previous post, but i...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?

I have just started using Oxygen (17.1, on Windows 10) to edit DITA. I have used several other validating XML editors, including Arbortext. Oxygen's keyboard-based edit selection behavior in Author mode strikes me as odd. This makes me think that I'm doing something wrong; or at least, missing somet...