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by daudvyd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen

Has anyone had a chance to look at my example file? I'd like to learn how to create reltable links like those described.
by daudvyd
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen

Hi Sorin,

I resent the email to support@oxygenxml.com
the subject is: ZIP file for forum post58968

thank you,
d. vyd
by daudvyd
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen

Thanks Sorin. I emailed the example to the address you provided.
by daudvyd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen

Thank you Radu. I'll look at the PDF about reltables you linked to. Please find attached a ZIP file with a DITA map, DITA topics, the real PDF output using CSS transformation, and the desired PDF output with notes in red italics.
DITA.zip
by daudvyd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen

Hi Radu,

I apologize if I have not made my goal clear. I'll prepare an example DITA map and mock-up the output I'm looking for. Thank you for your help (and patience).

-d. vyd
by daudvyd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen

Radu, I clearly misunderstand something because I cannot produce parent-child links. Please find a DITA map and a few concepts in the attached ZIP file. When I transform the document using "family" or "sequence" collection-type, I see only "related" links. What did I do wrong? Ideally I'd like to di...
by daudvyd
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen

dita_01.png In the DITA map shown in the attached PNG file, People are Agents , which are Entities . Their hierarchical relationship in the map reflects moving from more general to more specific concepts. Do these relationships need to be made explicit in the reltable or can they be extracted direc...
by daudvyd
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen

Radu, as always, thank you for your detailed response. The numbers below correspond to the issues in my original email and your response. 1) I'll try your method 2) Thanks for sharing an expert opinion. I'll follow it. 3) How is a relationship table used within a topic? Oxygen documentation states i...
by daudvyd
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Ad-hoc brainstorming DITA with Oxygen

I run a one-person startup. I come up with the ideas and write both the code and the documentation. When writing, I jump from topic to topic. A few situations come up often that I don't know how to handle efficiently: 1) While writing, I introduce a word that will eventually need its own concept top...
by daudvyd
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Generating DITA programmatically?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Generating DITA programmatically?

Thank you Radu. I've posted to the Yahoo forum. It is easy for me to generate Word (docx) files via Python. I notice that the Oxygen Batch Converter support for Word is "experimental". What are its weaknesses? How would I specify which material should be printed in one column and which material shou...
by daudvyd
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Generating DITA programmatically?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Generating DITA programmatically?

Hi folks, I wrote a Python program that generates content (paragraphs, tables, figures) for a project. I'd like to improve the program so that it adds XML tags and generates DITA maps and draft documents. I would then load these documents into Oxygen for final editing and conversion to PDF. Is anyon...
by daudvyd
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Adding fields to DITA topics
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: Adding fields to DITA topics

Thanks Alex! A few follow-up questions: 1. The framework directory can be anywhere on my drive? 2. Does the framework directory need to be specified in Oxygen's settings somewhere? 3. The framework directory only needs the template and CSS file? 4. The CSS file needs instructions for rendering all t...
by daudvyd
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Adding fields to DITA topics
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Adding fields to DITA topics

Hi folks, I'm trying to understand how to add fields to a DITA topic. My understand is that this is called "customizing" or "extending" and I've already read the relevant Oxygen XML documentation. I know I'm supposed to build upon the established DITA concept and also to define how the new field wil...
by daudvyd
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Adding page numbers to links in DITA PDFs generated with CSS?
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: Adding page numbers to links in DITA PDFs generated with CSS?

Dan, thank you for the CSS code. That is very helpful to modify the results.
by daudvyd
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Adding page numbers to links in DITA PDFs generated with CSS?
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Adding page numbers to links in DITA PDFs generated with CSS?

If I want to created a printed book from a large DITA map with many links, is there a way to automatically add a page number behind every link so that readers can still follow the links? For example, if the links happen to be capitalized, instead of "see LINK", I want the output to read "see LINK (p...
by daudvyd
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: XML Schemas
Topic: Need help deciding between DITA and DOCBOOK
Replies: 7
Views: 3900

Re: Need help deciding between DITA and DOCBOOK

That sounds good. Thank you.
by daudvyd
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Best Practices for Managing Citations within DITA documents?
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Best Practices for Managing Citations within DITA documents?

Prior to switching to Oxygen, I wrote documents in Microsoft Word and used an external citation manager like Mendeley, Zotero, or Endnote to gather and organize my references. I installed a MS Word plugin to be able to have convenient access to my references while writing and to insert inline citati...
by daudvyd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: XML Schemas
Topic: Need help deciding between DITA and DOCBOOK
Replies: 7
Views: 3900

Re: Need help deciding between DITA and DOCBOOK

Thank you Radu. What about the different DITA formatting options such as XSL-FO and CSS? I started with XSL-FO but editing those files seems tedious and obscure. CSS already is well-established for web-pages. Do you believe it is an emerging DITA standard as well? Is Oxygen dedicated to supporting C...
by daudvyd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: XML Schemas
Topic: Need help deciding between DITA and DOCBOOK
Replies: 7
Views: 3900

Need help deciding between DITA and DOCBOOK

I'm creating content for tabletop role-playing games to be distributed as PDFs and print on demand books. Perhaps the content will later be re-used to populate a website. The PDF and hardcopy formats will involve several types of text, for example: rule summaries, rule details, examples of play, nar...
by daudvyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: DITA to PDF using CSS3
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: DITA to PDF using CSS3

Thank you. That guide is very helpful.
by daudvyd
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: DITA to PDF using CSS3
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: DITA to PDF using CSS3

Costin, thank you for your help. I was able to use the example element. Do the CSS transformation scenarios shipped with Oxygen have full support of CSS3? What part of Oxygen is actually writing the PDF--is that "Chemistry"? Are there any Oxygen training material dedicated to working with DITA and C...
by daudvyd
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: DITA to PDF using CSS3
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: DITA to PDF using CSS3

I notice that Oxygen has builtin transformation scenarios for DITA to PDF using CSS. I'm looking in C:\Program Files\Oxygen XML Editor 20\frameworks\dita\css\core to see how different elements are rendered. topic-body.css includes an "example" element (pasted below). How would I trigger this from a ...
by daudvyd
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: DITA to PDF using CSS3
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: DITA to PDF using CSS3

I just noticed two CSS based transformations in the configuration window. I'll try those first.
by daudvyd
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: DITA to PDF using CSS3
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

DITA to PDF using CSS3

Is there a relatively easy and inexpensive way in Oxygen to convert DITA to PDF using CSS3? I understand that there are several excellent commercial products available like Prince, but they are unfortunately outside the price range of my one-man startup. I've been using Oxygen's built-in PDF generat...