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by chrispitude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Open-source editor for MathML equations in Author?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Open-source editor for MathML equations in Author?

Thanks Radu! This is great information to get me going. I'll need to learn Java and all this SDK stuff, so it might be some time before I can share my solution here. But, this is a good opportunity for me to learn how to extend Oxygen to my team's needs.
by chrispitude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Open-source editor for MathML equations in Author?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Open-source editor for MathML equations in Author?

Hi Radu, Previously I posted that I tried Apache OpenOffice Math, but it did not directly open and save MathML files. Today I tried LibreOffice Math (a close cousin to OpenOffice) and it does open and save MathML files directly! So you can just do C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\program\smath.exe my_eq...
by chrispitude
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Making pagination controls accessible to DITA writers
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Making pagination controls accessible to DITA writers

I added the following alternate CSS file that the user can toggle on and off: /* implement visual markers for pagination properties */ *[paginate ~= "top-of-page"]::before(1000) { display: block; content: '\00a0'; height:5px; border-top:5px dashed #f00; margin-left: -1000in; margin-right: -1000in; }...
by chrispitude
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: some enhancement requests for Git plugin
Replies: 1
Views: 75

some enhancement requests for Git plugin

Hi all, I filed the following enhancement requests for the Git plugin on the Oxygen technical support page: 1. When the "Commit" button is pressed, ghost the button and show "Committing..." in the Git Staging view status line until complete. 2. When user attempts to push but local branch is behind, ...
by chrispitude
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: What about Git support?
Replies: 45
Views: 17312

Re: What about Git support?

Hi Radu,

Although nobody expects the plugin to replace a full-featured Git client, there is definitely value in supporting some additional basic operations such as branch creation/deletion. You guys have done a great job with the plugin even as-is!
by chrispitude
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Resolving conflicts in the Git plugin?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Resolving conflicts in the Git plugin?

Hi Sorin, It was user error. :( I thought maybe I could pull the server revisions into my local copy before committing it. The tool message is clear; it was my thinking that prevented me from understanding it. A couple more questions about conflict resolution in a Git flow: 1. What is the difference...
by chrispitude
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Table continuation headers
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: Table continuation headers

Please put our site down for this request too! This is a feature we use in FrameMaker and would like to see in PDF Chemistry.
by chrispitude
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Resolving conflicts in the Git plugin?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Resolving conflicts in the Git plugin?

Hi all, I'm testing the Git plugin (THANK YOU for making this!!) and I'm trying to figure out how server/local conflicts are resolved. Starting out, the server and my local repo both have the following: <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut l...
by chrispitude
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Sharing CSS files between authoring window and Chemistry PDF (and WebHelp HTML5?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Sharing CSS files between authoring window and Chemistry PDF (and WebHelp HTML5?)

I was able to eliminate the need for both full and incremental styles in the Style drop-down menu by (1) creating a synopsys_core.css file: @import "css_core/-dita.css"; @import "synopsys.css"; I then point to synopsys_core.css as a full (non-alternate) CSS file in the Style menu, and I point to syn...
by chrispitude
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Making pagination controls accessible to DITA writers
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Making pagination controls accessible to DITA writers

In our DITA flow, I used my RelaxNG DITA grammar creator ( https://github.com/chrispy-snps/DITA-plugin-utilities ) to create a specialized pagination attribute constrained to a set of values: <attributedomain filename="paginateAttMod.rng" domain="paginate"> <specialize attribute="paginate" from="bas...
by chrispitude
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Open-source editor for MathML equations in Author?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Open-source editor for MathML equations in Author?

Hi all, Has anyone (1) found a decent open-source editor for MathML equations, and (2) found a good way to integrate it into Oxygen XML Author? I started looking at OpenOffice Math, which is the open-source equation editor for OpenOffice applications: https://www.openoffice.org/product/math.html but...
by chrispitude
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: How to create a page break in the text
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: How to create a page break in the text

In our DITA flow, I used my RelaxNG DITA grammar creator ( https://github.com/chrispy-snps/DITA-plugin-utilities ) to create a specialized pagination attribute constrained to a set of values: <attributedomain filename="paginateAttMod.rng" domain="paginate"> <specialize attribute="paginate" from="bas...
by chrispitude
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?

Hi Radu, Good suggestion! This works much better: set OXYGEN_HOME=c:\Program Files\Oxygen XML Author 21 pushd %~dp0 rmdir "%OXYGEN_HOME%\frameworks\dita\DITA-OT3.x\plugins\com.synopsys.docshell" 2> nul mklink /J "%OXYGEN_HOME%\frameworks\dita\DITA-OT3.x\plugins\com.synopsys.docshell" "dita_plugins\c...
by chrispitude
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Sharing CSS files between authoring window and Chemistry PDF (and WebHelp HTML5?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Sharing CSS files between authoring window and Chemistry PDF (and WebHelp HTML5?)

I needed a more fine-grained way to comment CSS constructs in the Oxygen CSS files. I wrote a perl script that lets you control what to comment (or not comment) on a per-file, per-selector, and per-property basis. comment_v0.1.tgz The script is configured by an array of entries, where each entry has...
by chrispitude
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?

Updated to fix some cases: pushd %~dp0 rmdir "c:\Program Files\Oxygen XML Author 21\frameworks\dita\DITA-OT3.x\plugins\com.synopsys.docshell" 2> nul mklink /J "c:\Program Files\Oxygen XML Author 21\frameworks\dita\DITA-OT3.x\plugins\com.synopsys.docshell" "dita_plugins\com.synopsys.docshell" popd "c...
by chrispitude
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Authoring in Windows, publishing in linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Authoring in Windows, publishing in linux?

Thanks Radu!

Based on this, I would monitor the Git repo and build books (serially) whenever they are updated by a commit.
by chrispitude
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Authoring in Windows, publishing in linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Authoring in Windows, publishing in linux?

Hello! We're prototyping a DITA flow in Oxygen XML Author. Each writer would be authoring on their Windows laptop, synchronizing their changes to a central Git repo. We have a PDF Chemistry transformation that each writer can use to preview their books; these CSS files are also stored and maintained...
by chrispitude
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Persistent CSS Style Menu option?
Replies: 7
Views: 2530

Re: Persistent CSS Style Menu option?

Hi Radu, Where is this setting stored? Our Oxygen project is stored in a Git repo. I see that the styles are remembered each time I run Oxygen XML Author on my laptop, but another user reported that when he synced our repo and used it for the first time, the styles were not set and he got confused. ...
by chrispitude
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?

I'm glad you caught this! On my laptop, I had opened up permissions in the DITA-OT directory inside Oxygen's install directory. I removed the plugin link and integrated to remove it, then removed my user permissions from the DITA-OT, then right-clicked the batch file and chose "Run as Administrator....
by chrispitude
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?

Hi Radu, I was able to get NTFS filesystem links to work! (And linux filesystem works should work equally well.) I created a link_to_oxygen.bat file in my project directory (in ${pd}/prj/ , where I store other miscellaneous project resources). My DITA plugin directory is in this directory. The batch...
by chrispitude
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Providing DITA plugins in an Oxygen project directory?

Hi all, Is it possible to provide a DITA plugin in an Oxygen project directory? From Radu's post in this thread ( https://www.oxygenxml.com/forum/post53923.html?hilit=dita%20framework#p53824 ), the answer is currently no. But what would it take to make this work? Our DITA books and PDF Chemistry pub...
by chrispitude
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Add a document type for a custom RNG schema with a custom URN
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Add a document type for a custom RNG schema with a custom URN

Hi Graydon,

You might want to take a look at my DITA plugin creator to see if it could make specializations easier for you:

https://github.com/chrispy-snps/DITA-plugin-utilities
by chrispitude
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Ways to store CSS-accessible book metadata besides <bookmeta>?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Ways to store CSS-accessible book metadata besides <bookmeta>?

Thanks Costin! Yes, I've used a similar solution in my own CSS. I would really like to eliminate the duplicated metadata itself. Is there a way to (1) prevent the DITA-OT from such excessive duplication, or (2) is there another way besides the <bookmeta> construct to communicate data from DITA sourc...
by chrispitude
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Ways to store CSS-accessible book metadata besides <bookmeta>?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Ways to store CSS-accessible book metadata besides <bookmeta>?

We store metadata about our book in a <bookmeta> element in the top-level bookmap file, like this: <bookmap> <title>Our Product User Guide</title> <bookmeta> <author>chrispy</author> <publisherinformation> <organization>My Company, Inc.</organization> <printlocation>Mountain View, CA</printlocation>...
by chrispitude
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: SVGs sometimes show "www.w3.org:80 failed to respond"
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: SVGs sometimes show "www.w3.org:80 failed to respond"

Hmmm, I wonder if I broke something. Reenabling all frameworks results in responsive SVG display in the editor when opening topics (hooray!). However, I still see the following messages in the PDF Chemistry log file, and PDF publishing takes an extremely long time: [exec] 22643 INFO [ main ] org.apa...
by chrispitude
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: SVGs sometimes show "www.w3.org:80 failed to respond"
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: SVGs sometimes show "www.w3.org:80 failed to respond"

Radu, your hunch is correct! :) It's working much better now. I had unchecked all the formats our writers would not be editing , thinking that it would improve the performance of their editing experience (opening files, etc.). Should I simply re-enable everything? Is there any performance or user-ex...
by chrispitude
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: SVGs sometimes show "www.w3.org:80 failed to respond"
Replies: 4
Views: 297

SVGs sometimes show "www.w3.org:80 failed to respond"

Sometimes in the DITA editor, SVG images show up as broken links with the following error: Cannot display image <svg filename> www.w3.org:80 failed to respond (http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd) To reload the image please use the Reload (F5 key) action. Our company firewall is fairly ...
by chrispitude
Fri May 31, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Sharing CSS files between authoring window and Chemistry PDF (and WebHelp HTML5?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Sharing CSS files between authoring window and Chemistry PDF (and WebHelp HTML5?)

I learned some things today while trying to implement cross-reference styles in CSS. 1. The content: CSS property differs between web browsers, the XML Author editing window, and PDF Chemistry as follows: In a web browser, content: cannot override the content of an element; it can only prepend or ap...
by chrispitude
Thu May 30, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Title property not working after upgrading to version 21.1
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Title property not working after upgrading to version 21.1

The margin behavior change that Dan mentions is a result of this discussion: "How do I suppress margin-top/margin-bottom at the top/bottom of the content bounding box?" https://www.oxygenxml.com/forum/topic20016.html As Dan says, this is needed for body content that flows across multiple pages witho...
by chrispitude
Mon May 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Extra space added for <codeblock> and <codeph>
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Extra space added for <codeblock> and <codeph>

Hi Michael, After Oxygen XML Support guided me to open the merged HTML in Chrome and inspect styles there, I have been using it quite heavily to debug PDF formatting issues. I imagine you'll find it quite useful too! Don't forget to set the rendering mode to "print": https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/ve...