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by cud
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: merged2html5 -- Modifying xref elems
Replies: 5
Views: 330

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"...
by cud
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: merged2html5 -- Modifying xref elems
Replies: 5
Views: 330

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:templ...
by cud
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: merged2html5 -- Modifying xref elems
Replies: 5
Views: 330

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&...
by cud
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chapter First Page -- Big Logo and Big Top Margin
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Chapter First Page -- Big Logo and Big Top Margin

Most wonderful, and lots of thanks. You have gotten me off the ground, and we should be on our way moving our PDF production over to this CSS method.
by cud
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chapter First Page -- Big Logo and Big Top Margin
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Chapter First Page -- Big Logo and Big Top Margin

Hi all... I'm sure this is a regular use case, and I should be able to figure it out, but I've been at it for a few hours and don't find anything. Often, a first page in a chapter includes a large logo or some other special formatting. In these cases, it also includes maybe the top 1/3 as white spac...
by cud
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: CSS Page Break Avoid Too Strict
Replies: 1
Views: 169

CSS Page Break Avoid Too Strict

I just want to make sure I understand this correctly... CSS says this: li { page-break-inside:avoid; } should avoid a page break inside an li -- WHENEVER POSSIBLE (emphasis mine). In the PDF that I generate, if the li is very big, then it populates to the end of the page, and the following page star...
by cud
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?

Thanks Dan. So the point is that internally the HTML has "content" that the pagination considers to be on a page? It's odd behvior, so yes -- you should include that use case in the styling docs. I really appreciate the help and quick turnaround.
by cud
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?

I also verified that injecting the XSLT into com.oxygenxml.pdf.css.xsl.merged2merged also works, so long as you include that last selector/rule. So indeed that is the secret sauce. Should I have been able to find this in the docs?
by cud
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?

Ta Dah!!! Yes, this works! Thanks much.

Out of curiosity, can you explain what's happening with the last selector and rule? It looks kind of important!
by cud
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Create a copyright page in PDF output from Chemistry
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Create a copyright page in PDF output from Chemistry

Hi Dan...

In your post you say, "See the replies from that topic.", but I don't see which topic you're talking about! Sorry if I'm being thick...
by cud
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Create copyright page
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: Create copyright page

I would like to bump this issue. I'm using the new template-based transform to PDF. But I still have the same issue... I need a blank page after the title that includes copyright and a link to our EULA. Is there an obvious way to do this?

Or do I have to hack it as a separate topic in the book?
by cud
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?

Thanks much, Dan... I'm finally able to think about this again. I have updated to 20.1, and I use the HTML5 based PDF transformation. I have to say it is ingenious. One of the hardest things to do in software is produce a configurable, horizontal layer on top of a technology so that people can use i...
by cud
Thu May 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?

Hi Dan... Thanks.

This works to a point. The cover page seems to be gone and the TOC is gone. However, the PDF begins with a blank page one. But this is closer than I could get otherwise!
by cud
Tue May 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Chemistry: Omit Cover Page and TOC?

Hi all... For reasons of my own, I want to generate a DITA Map such that I get a single PDF file with all the topics in place. But I don't want a cover page or a TOC. I just want the first page to begin with the title of the first topic. Following instructions, I copied the DITA map PDF - WYSIWYG tr...
by cud
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: PDF Chemestry -- Figuring it out
Replies: 1
Views: 496

PDF Chemestry -- Figuring it out

Hi... I'm trying to see if I can make this work for me as the PDF engine. I'll chunk my DITA maps to generate a single XHTML file, and then take it from there. I'm very excited about this product, but I've encountered a few problems already: My XHTML generates a table with an empty thead. I think th...

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