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by daudvyd
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Generating DITA programmatically?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

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: 156

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: 899

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: 899

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: 755

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: 755

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: 4
Views: 2228

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: 628

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: 4
Views: 2228

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: 4
Views: 2228

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: 1301

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: 1301

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: 1301

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: 1301

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: 1301

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...