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by cud
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers

I stand corrected... Thanks!
by cud
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers

In that case, I would argue that it is not necessarily correct to treat topicset this way. The hierarchy is functional for reuse, but it is not necessarily semantic. I guess the best approach would be to include a way to modify this behavior in the custom CSS. But if you don't offer that, I would ar...
by cud
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers

Thanks Julien... It works like a charm. I don't understand your statement, "Moreover, the only behavior modified is the one using <topicgroup> as <topicset> introduces a hierarchy in the map so in this case it is normal." With your patch I see that if I use topicset/topicsetref, then I also get head...
by cud
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers

I'm guessing you can narrow it down to this... In the merged.xml file within the <opentopic:map> element you see that the topicset or topicgroup is set with is-chapter="true". Those should probably be set to false. Or perhaps they should not be in this listing? Maybe their child topicrefs should be ...
by cud
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers
Replies: 7
Views: 431

topicgroup or topicset -- no headers/footers

Hi all... I need to generate a PDF from a map that contains arbitrary subsets of topicref elements from another map. Please do not argue with that requirement... It just is what it is. If I use <topicref conref="ID_OF_SOME_TOPICREF"/> then I get a good PDF. But this is tedious because I would then n...
by cud
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?
Replies: 19
Views: 4633

Re: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?

Ok, thanks. Found it and it works. After you telling me this, I did search for it in the docs and didn't find it. Probably just that I don't know where to look...
by cud
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?
Replies: 19
Views: 4633

Re: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?

Wait, no... I spoke too soon. The wrong result file popped up and I was drugged by optimism. For version 21, if you suppress the front page, then the process insists on posting a blank chapter page that picks up the map's title attr, and then a blank bookmark for a TOC. If you remove the title from ...
by cud
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?
Replies: 19
Views: 4633

Re: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?

The update to version 21 has an odd effect. If the map has a title, then the process seems to NEED to insert a page for it. Since we suppress the front page, it seems to insert a chapter page instead? And since we don't tell the chapter page to pick anything up, it's just a blank chapter page. Also,...
by cud
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Display URL
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Display URL

I face this issue often in PDF, and with other products (JIRA, MS Word, etc.). I use spaces to break the protocol and domain away from the rest of the url. Either that, or I give the url without the protocol statement. It's just the sort of thing you have to do when software tries to decide for you ...
by cud
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Create copyright page
Replies: 8
Views: 3738

Re: Create copyright page

Thanks Costin... I was using the DITA Map PDF - Based on HTML5 & CSS as my base scenario. Are you saying that I can't use a template-based scenario to get a copyright page? Is there a way to use the following xslt extension in the DITA Map PDF - based on DITA & CSS (WYSIWYG) scenario? I rely on that...
by cud
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Create copyright page
Replies: 8
Views: 3738

Re: Create copyright page

I could really use help, because I do need a copyright page. We don't use bookmaps. I can verify that the following does not work. This is the entire custom css I have for print. So am I missing something important? [Codebox=] @page front-page { } @page copyright-notice-page { } front-page:after{ di...
by cud
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

Thanks Adrian... Crossing my fingers and hoping the JVM arg fixes the issue (path of least resistance on my part). Indeed, the Java icon used to show up, but it does not after setting the arg. And today I was having the same issue, but after setting this arg (but NOT restarting my machine -- somehow...
by cud
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

Hi Radu. When I say unresponsive, I mean that the spinner is spinning, and you have to launch Activity Monitor (where it says it's unresponsive), and force quit. So no menus work. Going to other apps does not help. The program is completely unresponsive. I'm on the mac, BTW.
by cud
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Create copyright page
Replies: 8
Views: 3738

Re: Create copyright page

I hate to be one of those lame people who can't make anything work, but... I've been spending a few hours trying to get a copyright page. I believe I copied your instructions exactly, but I get no change... No copyright page. I also tried using a bookmap, and using the instructions in the online hel...
by cud
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

@Radu... I tried your suggestion of not opening the generated PDF file in a system editor (Reader). It seemed to work for a while. Sadly, that must have been coincidence, because I now get the same problem again. I cannot see any repeatable series of events or states that reliably causes this. I'm s...
by cud
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: CSS Page Break Avoid Too Strict
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: CSS Page Break Avoid Too Strict

Thank you Costin!!! I will say, if you can put oXygen a cut above for generating PDF, that could be a good differentiator. I understand that you comply with the standard. I believe a number of people resist DITA to PDF because it's so difficult to generate decent output. If there could be a way to i...
by cud
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: CSS Page Break Avoid Too Strict
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: CSS Page Break Avoid Too Strict

Yes, I think the problem is the usual engineer-speak that always prefers euphemism to saying what you really mean. In this case the standard uses "avoid" when it really means "prohibit". What I would dearly love is a true "avoid" where it tries to not use the page break, but will use it whenever str...
by cud
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

Thanks Radu. I'll give it a try. I'll point out that my claim that it freezes before the console loads its warnings is not accurate. I ran some transforms that froze after the console loaded warnings. The case where it did NOT load warnings could have been a different map that doesn't elicit the war...
by cud
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

I just got another lock-up. I don't think I can attach an image, but I took a picture of the screen. At the bottom of the window it says, [My_Transform] Transformation in progress. The progress bar is still there, and when you hover over the window you get the Mac "Not-Responding" pointer. But note ...
by cud
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: CSS to PDF Transform -- Prompt for File
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

Re: CSS to PDF Transform -- Prompt for File

Very nice... It cuts a significant amount of the mustard. Thanks!
by cud
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: CSS to PDF Transform -- Prompt for File
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

Re: CSS to PDF Transform -- Prompt for File

Hi Dan... Thanks but I think I didn't explain my request very well. I don't want to automate multiple transforms or anything like that. What I do is once or twice a week I make a PDF file for a specific release. So the jobs are piecemeal, and not batch. Here's the workflow I would like: 1 Prepare my...
by cud
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: CSS to PDF Transform -- Prompt for File
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

CSS to PDF Transform -- Prompt for File

I'm using the CSS to PDF transform, and I use a CSS template. A Prompt for File option (like what I can set for an XSLT transform) would be great. My use case is that I generate lots of release notes -- I pull in JIRA output, then transform to PDF. I always need to generate a PDF with a filename tha...
by cud
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

When a transform succeeds, I have no need to look at the console. When it fails, the product is frozen so I can't scroll. But I'll double check the next time it freezes. Since I increased the mem for the transforms, I have had one episode of freezing... Once it freezes, then subsequent transforms al...
by cud
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

So far so good. Because this was intermittent, I want to try normal use for a while and see what happens. But upping the heap to 1024 seems to have worked. I wonder what makes my transforms use unusual amounts of memory? The actual files to transform are not huge. I do have one conref in some of the...
by cud
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

Ok, I added the following to my Info.plist file (note the first string in the array). I'm guessing this is what the array should look like after adding the string. Then I restarted. Then I ran the transform and it froze up on the first attempt. I wonder if there's a way to get some sort of diagnosti...
by cud
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

Thanks Costin. I'll look into that. I must say that I have experienced this when only the map file is open. Also, I have experienced this when only the map file is open, and it only includes 3 topic refs... And none of those topics include conrefs. But it could well be that I need to give oXygen mor...
by cud
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Intermittent Lock after Transform to PDF

I have set up transformation scenario that uses a template, plus CSS customizations, plus XSL customizations -- all to generate PDFs. It works wonderfully. EXCEPT Sometimes, and definitely not every time (maybe 30% to 50% of the time, depending on the day and maybe the files I'm transforming), oXyge...
by cud
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: merged2html5 -- Modifying xref elems
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: merged2html5 -- Modifying xref elems

Dan... Thanks again! You keep coming through with solutions. Understanding the process helps a LOT. You didn't just give me a carp, you taught me how to fish. Here's the xref in the merged XML file: <xref class="- topic/xref " deliveryTarget="User Guide" href="#unique_3" broken-link="true" outputcla...
by cud
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: merged2html5 -- Modifying xref elems
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: merged2html5 -- Modifying xref elems

Well, no joy. I played around a little, and actually tried going into the merged2merged entry point to have a look. For that entry point, I added in this: <xsl:template match="xref[@outputclass = 'PDF_External']"> <xsl:copy> <xsl:value-of select="node()"/> </xsl:copy> </xsl:template> The result I ge...
by cud
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: merged2html5 -- Modifying xref elems
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

merged2html5 -- Modifying xref elems

Ok, here's an edge case. To build our release notes we also conref to a list of new features in the product doc. That list of features has xrefs that link to pages in the HTML. The Rel Notes are PDF so those links can't work. To fix this I make the xref like so: <xref outputclass="PDF_External" deli...