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by Carl
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: PDF: Fails with XSL-FO but succeeds with HTML5&CSS
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: PDF: Fails with XSL-FO but succeeds with HTML5&CSS

Thanks for the feedback, Greg and Julien.

I use the default XSL-FO transformation with a few slight tweaks. I'll try the troubleshooting tip. In the meanwhile, I went back to another project with a known history of PDF'ing properly and was able to get my new outline to PDF.
by Carl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: PDF: Fails with XSL-FO but succeeds with HTML5&CSS
Replies: 3
Views: 252

PDF: Fails with XSL-FO but succeeds with HTML5&CSS

I have a project that succeeds when I use the transformations " DITA Map WebHelp Responsive " and " DITA Map PDF - based on HTML & CSS ". However it fails when I use " DITA Map PDF - based on XSL-FO ". Unfortunately, I need to use the XSL-FO transformation. I cannot decipher the transformation probl...
by Carl
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Published WebHelp: file not accessible
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Published WebHelp: file not accessible

I figured out the problem--it was a simple (silly) mistake, easily corrected. But the output from OxygenXML was very unexpected--I don't know if it points to a bug in your product or in DITA. Let me try to describe it succinctly: In constructing my new project, I created a new top level ditamap at t...
by Carl
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Published WebHelp: file not accessible
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Published WebHelp: file not accessible

I forgot to mention: I load the resources from my local hard drive.
by Carl
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Published WebHelp: file not accessible
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Published WebHelp: file not accessible

I have done a validation, and aside from some warnings, I don't see anything that would prevent the WebHelp from being generated successfully. As I mentioned, I've been generating WebHelp every so often as I create the new structure, and previous outputs were successful. Oddly, I created a PDF and i...
by Carl
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Published WebHelp: file not accessible
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Published WebHelp: file not accessible

This could be a simple problem, but it's baffling me: I am creating a new project and am compiling a WebHelp every so often to check the output. It worked fine for a while, but suddenly I am getting this in my browser: Your file couldn't be accessed It may have been moved, edited or deleted. ERR_FIL...
by Carl
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Page breaks within tables
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Page breaks within tables

Ever since switching to OxygenXML (and DITA), I've been wrestling with how the PDF engine decides on page breaks. Here is an example: in the attached screenshot, you'll see that there's plenty of space to include the row on the left side page, yet the rendering engine decided to move it to the next ...
by Carl
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Transformation fails after upgrading to v22.1
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Transformation fails after upgrading to v22.1

I just upgraded to v22. I preserved what I thought were all my customizations, but when try to create a PDF using XSL-FO, I get this fatal error: System ID: /home/clum/repos/docs-cust/PHEMI_Central/phemi_central_spitfire_ui.ditamap Scenario: DITA Map PDF - based on XSL-FO - Copy Input file: /home/cl...
by Carl
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to locate position of a topic within DITA Map Manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 240

How to locate position of a topic within DITA Map Manager?

This must be simple, but I cannot find the solution. I can use the Open/Find Resource command to search for a specific topic within my DITA Map. From the search results, I can double-click to open the topic. But I'd like to know where in my map is the topic located. How can I do this?
by Carl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to debug the CSS?
Replies: 1
Views: 145

How to debug the CSS?

This is a follow-up to a problem I posted several months ago: https://www.oxygenxml.com/forum/topic21555.html It was suggested that I debug the CSS using instructions from here: https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/22.1/ug-pdf-css/topics/dcpp_debugging_the_css.html#dcpp_debugging_the_css However, ...
by Carl
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to exclude text using both a DITIVAL file and "props"?
Replies: 2
Views: 238

How to exclude text using both a DITIVAL file and "props"?

My project uses two DITIVAL files to toggle between terminology used for two area of our product. They are used for shared topics where only a name differs. For example, we tag text with props="area1" and props="area2" . We then use two DITIVAL files that contain: <prop action="exclude" att="props" ...
by Carl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to find only text that is visible in Author mode?
Replies: 1
Views: 206

How to find only text that is visible in Author mode?

I need to do a massive search & replace in my project to uppercase specific terms. However, I only want to change the visible text, as seen in Author mode. Not text that is part of directory paths or file names, as seen in Text mode. Is this possible to do?
by Carl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to prevent line breaks with "codeblock"?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: How to prevent line breaks with "codeblock"?

Thanks for the info. Now I'm having a difficult time trying to identify which ".css" file to add this code snippet.

Is there a default .css that Oxygen uses for PDF? Or do I need to create a new custom .css for PDF?
by Carl
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to prevent line breaks with "codeblock"?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

How to prevent line breaks with "codeblock"?

How do I prevent a line break within a codeblock paragraph in my PDF?

I was searching for an equivalent to Word's "Keep lines together" option, but I can't find one.
by Carl
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Font issues in Mac vs. Linux installations of Oxygen
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Font issues in Mac vs. Linux installations of Oxygen

Thank you for the tips, Julien. I will try those when I get a chance.

I can rule out a missing font, because the correct font is used elsewhere as shown in my example.
by Carl
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Font issues in Mac vs. Linux installations of Oxygen
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Font issues in Mac vs. Linux installations of Oxygen

I have OxygenXML installed on both a Linux desktop and Macbook Pro. The Linux box is correctly configured to produce PDFs like how we want it. However it's been more of a chore to get the Mac to produce correct PDFs. I've reached a point where the Mac almost produces the same output. But there is a ...
by Carl
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Forcing page breaks before a topic
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Forcing page breaks before a topic

Hello...just wondering if this topic is still being reviewed?
by Carl
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Topic referenced as "resource only" warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Topic referenced as "resource only" warnings

Radu, I was not able to reproduce this error on a small sample project. I'll ignore it for now, as the impact is very minimal.
by Carl
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Forcing page breaks before a topic
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Forcing page breaks before a topic

I am trying to get certain topics to start on a new page in my PDF. I found this page with instructions: https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/20.1/ug-pdf-css/topics/dcpp_page_breaking.html It tried step 3 under "Page Breaks": In your DITA topic, set the @outputclass attribute on the topic root (or...
by Carl
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Topic referenced as "resource only" warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Topic referenced as "resource only" warnings

When I validate my project, I see a slew of informational warnings like this: "Topic <name> is referenced in the DITA map as "resource-only". Any cross reference to it will result in a broken link" I found a response back in 2017 that seems to address this: https://www.oxygenxml.com/forum/topic14262...
by Carl
Wed May 06, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Text that should have been hidden by "props" still showing
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Text that should have been hidden by "props" still showing

Hi Radu. Yes--I am often frustrated by the fact that my keyboard shortcuts stop working in Oxygen. For example, CMD-X, CMD-V, etc. stops working for cut and paste. I will try your CMD-Tab trick to see if that helps. I have experienced issues where OxygenXML will just "freeze" for about 10 seconds an...
by Carl
Tue May 05, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Text that should have been hidden by "props" still showing
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Text that should have been hidden by "props" still showing

Very strange--I tried it again just now and I cannot reproduce the problem. The marked content is being hidden.

Perhaps it was a random glitch in my system? My Mac and Oxygen have been experiencing random freezes lately.
by Carl
Mon May 04, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Text that should have been hidden by "props" still showing
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Text that should have been hidden by "props" still showing

In my project, I've defined several props, including one called "PDF Hide", which shows as props="pdf-hide" in the code. In my PDF transformation, I have set the filter to "Exclude from output all elements with": props = pdf-hide props = PDF Hide At work on my Linux machine, the props filtering is w...
by Carl
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Highlight active topic in the ditamap
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Highlight active topic in the ditamap

Thanks, Radu. I tried changing the colour of this grey background in the preferences, but gave up after several tries. It appears to be uneditable?
by Carl
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Automatically switch root map based on open ditamap
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: Automatically switch root map based on open ditamap

That is a good, concise explanation, Radu! It makes sense to me.

Ironically, it's much easier for me to comprehend your "if not using keys" example. Sounds natural to me. Maybe it's because this is how I did this before, prior to DITA!
by Carl
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Highlight active topic in the ditamap
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Highlight active topic in the ditamap

Thank you, Radu! It turns out that my "Link with editor" button was turned off. This is exactly what I wanted. I even figured out how to change the colour of the highlight in the ditamap to make it more obvious. On a related note, why are all the topics within a ditamap (in the Maps Manager) highlig...
by Carl
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Highlight active topic in the ditamap
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Highlight active topic in the ditamap

I have a very common problem, but haven't figured out if there is a feature to help me out. If not, this is a good feature request. It's very simple: I open my user manual with resolved topics in the editor. The manual could be 100 pages or more. I scroll through the editor, reviewing the resolved t...
by Carl
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Automatically switch root map based on open ditamap
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: Automatically switch root map based on open ditamap

Thanks, Radu. Chris has summarized the enhancement request well. Right now, it's unfeasible to work with ditamaps with different root maps simultaneously. On a related issue, I never really understood keyrefs and the advantages of using them. Seems a lot more hassle to me when they keep breaking bec...
by Carl
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Automatically switch root map based on open ditamap
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Automatically switch root map based on open ditamap

I am working with different ditamaps in the Map Manager and I have different topics open. One annoying thing I've encountered is when I switch between ditamaps, I must also constantly remember to change the root map. If I don't, my open topics suddenly start showing a slew of "Key not found" as the ...
by Carl
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Profiling attributes suddenly disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Profiling attributes suddenly disappeared

Yes, things worked normally again when I changed the DITA Type Document from " DITA " to " *DITA* ", or when I changed it to the actual custom DITA document that I had created (it's better to use "*DITA*" though). Radu said the preferences should have defaulted to "*DITA*" in the first place, but mi...