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by thedantanner
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: "Getting Started" with Oxygen Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: "Getting Started" with Oxygen Projects

Thanks, as always, Radu. Just the simple act of saving the project file in the main repository was enough to get me rolling on creating a new project. As I come discover new things I'm quickly seeing how useful projects are as an organizing platform.
by thedantanner
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: "Getting Started" with Oxygen Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 37

"Getting Started" with Oxygen Projects

Greetings, I'm still something of a newb to Oxygen. I've been using it to author DITA content for about a year now. I'm looking for any advice or tips that anyone could provide me on implementing the use of Projects in Oxygen. I've read all of the documentation in the manual, and I've watched a webi...
by thedantanner
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Add Title description
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Add Title description

I belive you can accomplish this by adding the element: shortdesc after your title.

<title>The Title</title>
<shortdesc>A short description of the title.</shortdesc>

-d
by thedantanner
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: XML Refactoring Error
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: XML Refactoring Error

This also cause some PDF transformation failures. I don't have the error logs to show you, but I'm sure this was causing the failures. Once we fixed it, the transforms went fine. I'll email one of the transformation logs to the support email address.
by thedantanner
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: XML Refactoring Error
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: XML Refactoring Error

I'm not sure how to recreate it, because I've deleted all of the shortcuts (pins) that were messed up. All I can show you is the "reopen" history in Oxygen which shows the file paths. You'll note that the most recent ones have the correct file path, designated by a letter. The ones from ye...
by thedantanner
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: XML Refactoring Error
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: XML Refactoring Error

With the help of our resident IT, this has been solved. Turns out, that WAS the problem. And the reason the path was appearing that way was because I was accessing the repository folder through a shortcut pinned to windows explorer. Somewhere along the line, that pin ended up with that wacky address...
by thedantanner
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: XML Refactoring Error
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: XML Refactoring Error

Could this be the problem? I noticed a while back that our network drives were no longer designated by just a letter. Instead they look like this:

\\JCI-file-01\filedata\Groups\Eng\TechPubs\Repository\topics

Something tells me this might be the source of several of my recent Oxygen headaches.
by thedantanner
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: XML Refactoring Error
Replies: 7
Views: 215

XML Refactoring Error

I'm encountering an error that I've never encountered before and I wonder if someone could tell me what might be causing it. When I attempt to use XML Refactoring to rename or move a file, I encounter an error stating: "The rename can be performed only on local DITA maps and topic references.&q...
by thedantanner
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Add Attributes at File Creation
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Add Attributes at File Creation

This is a very helpful feature. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I have created my custom extension which seems to be working exactly as the blog described. The part where I'm getting in over my head is with the editor variables. I did follow the link you provided, but since I'm still ...
by thedantanner
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Add Attributes at File Creation
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Add Attributes at File Creation

It would be very convenient (for me anyway) to be able to add certain attributes when creating new files in Oxygen. For example, all of our .XML and .ditamaps files include the attributes: product, revision, and language. We also use custom ID's for each file. Currently, we either have to enter thes...
by thedantanner
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: PDF Transformation Time
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: PDF Transformation Time

Wow! One minute and one second when I changed my output destinations to a local folder.

If that's not a great result, I don't know what is.

Thanks for your continued help and advice!

Dan
by thedantanner
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: PDF Transformation Time
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: PDF Transformation Time

I have no idea why that change to the output folder made any difference. You are running the processing on the local disk and not on some shared network drive, right? Actually, no. The repository lives on a shared network drive. And your topics are XML Schema based right? Processing for DTD-based t...
by thedantanner
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: PDF Transformation Time
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: PDF Transformation Time

I was able to get the build time down to ten minutes or less by a simple restructuring of the output files. Instead of: "repository/output/dan/out", I changed it to "repository/output_dan/out". I suppose the OT was having trouble with that "dan" subfolder. Since ten min...
by thedantanner
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: Converting DITA Document Type with Refactoring
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Converting DITA Document Type with Refactoring

Sorry I never got back to you on this. I discovered that it's not an Oxygen problem, it's something on my end.
by thedantanner
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: PDF Transformation Time
Replies: 7
Views: 247

PDF Transformation Time

I am working on optimizing our DITA custom PDF transformations, which sometimes take over an hour to process. I have tried several things that I've found here in the forums, but nothing seems to make much difference. I'm still pretty new to Oxygen and DITA so I'm sure there's a solution that I'm sim...
by thedantanner
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: Converting DITA Document Type with Refactoring
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Converting DITA Document Type with Refactoring

Came across a minor bug when converting a Task to a Concept (or any other type of conversion) using XML Refactoring. The document type changes as-advertised, but for some reason the Title element becomes invalid for the new document type. It's simple enough to work around: Just delete the title and ...
by thedantanner
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Keep Image With Step
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Keep Image With Step

Thanks for the advice. Your input, combined with other things I found in the past, resulted in success. I edited this file: C:\Program Files\Oxygen XML Editor 18\frameworks\dita\DITA-OT2.x\plugins\org.dita.pdf2\cfg\fo\attrs\task-elements-attr.xsl With this code for the <step> element: <xsl:attribute...
by thedantanner
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Keep Image With Step
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Keep Image With Step

I've seen several similar posts about this, and I've tried several of the recommendations. Nothing has worked thus far. Here's my issue... I'm authoring task DITA files with steps and images with each step. If an image gets forced to a new page, the step associated with the image won't follow with i...
by thedantanner
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Advice: Reorganizing DITA File Structure
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Advice: Reorganizing DITA File Structure

Thanks, Radu. Creative use of the find/replace functionality has proven to be the key to the speed and success of the project.
by thedantanner
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Advice: Reorganizing DITA File Structure
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Advice: Reorganizing DITA File Structure

Greetings, all. I'm tasked with a project, and I'd appreciate advice from the forum on the best way to approach the job. I'm pretty new to DITA, but have plenty of IT experience. Here's a rundown... Currently, all of our DITA files are stored in a single file folder. There are over eight thousand fi...
by thedantanner
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Using Oxygen to Restructure DITA Files
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Using Oxygen to Restructure DITA Files

Thanks for your response. Your find/replace (in files) suggestion was very helpful.

Cheers.
Dan
by thedantanner
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Using Oxygen to Restructure DITA Files
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Using Oxygen to Restructure DITA Files

Greetings, all. I’m very new to Oxygen and have recently began using it to work on code-related issues in our DITA files. I’m undertaking a new project right now, and I wonder if there’s a tool in Oxygen that will help me overcome a large, time-consuming hurdle. I have a feeling there is – I’ve just...

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