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by gwhite
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Eclipse Help transformation problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Eclipse Help transformation problem

I'm trying to generate Eclipse Help for my library of user documentation, with the goal of uploading all the plugins to a documentation library on the company intranet. I'm getting this error when running the transform (taken from the log): BUILD FAILED C:\DITA-OTProjectSettings\DITA-OT\build.xml:56...
by gwhite
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output
Replies: 17
Views: 8729

Re: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output

Sorin, The approach of multiple Customization folders would work if it were only me, but it's not as good a solution for a documentation team who have to produce many different types of PDF output. Maintaining all those Customization folders for multiple team members wouldn't work as well as adding ...
by gwhite
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output
Replies: 17
Views: 8729

Re: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output

I have run into a new problem with the functioning of the draft watermark solution you communicated in this thread. I have begun moving toward creating a separate plugin in the DITA-OT plugins folder for the different kinds of PDF output my company requires -- such as one that prints a different tit...
by gwhite
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Dividing parts of a footer with a horizontal rule
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Dividing parts of a footer with a horizontal rule

I need to add a horizontal rule in my PDF footers that separates a legal statement from information about the company. The solution that occurs to me starts with adding a second variable for each footer "type" declared in the ..Customization/common/vars/en.xml file, as in: <variable id="Body odd foo...
by gwhite
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Changing default values for table creation
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Changing default values for table creation

Thanks very much for the thorough explanation, Radu. I really appreciate it.

Gary
by gwhite
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Changing default values for table creation
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Changing default values for table creation

After a long interlude, I've finally implemented this customization in my own copy of Author and it works great. Now how do I disseminate it, as well as other changes made in Options > Preferences > Document Type Associations, to other users?

Gary
by gwhite
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output
Replies: 17
Views: 8729

Re: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output

Works great. Thank you!
by gwhite
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output
Replies: 17
Views: 8729

Re: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output

I attempted to do what you suggested, setting up a parameter in the transformation scenario called args.watermark and setting it to "Draft" to print the watermark image or "" in order not to print. Then to ../plugins/org.dita.pdf2/build.xml I added: <param name="args.watermark" expression="${args.wa...
by gwhite
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output
Replies: 17
Views: 8729

Re: Adding a Watermark to XHTML and PDF output

This is exactly what I have been looking for today. It works well, except that it printed the image twice on every page, which I think is caused by including the call in the footer as well as the header templates. When I took the call out of the footer templates, the image printed once per page as e...
by gwhite
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Changing default values for table creation
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Changing default values for table creation

I think creating a new insert table action is what I want to do. However, how do I insert a table fragment like the following while adding a unique automatically created table ID? <table id="table_jyr_tbc_2m"> <title/> <tgroup cols="2"> <colspec colname="c1" colnum="1" colwidth="150px"/> <colspec co...
by gwhite
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Changing default values for table creation
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Changing default values for table creation

BTW, I'm familiar with the concepts of customization of my DITA framework. I've made other changes to table setup, namely forcing cell borders by default and changing the background color of header cells.

Thanks.
by gwhite
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Changing default values for table creation
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Changing default values for table creation

I want to change the default values used for creating a table in a DITA topic so my most commonly needed table (for field definitions) is the default and I don't have to enter the values by hand every time. Specifically, I want these attributes preset: # Columns = 2 # Rows = 3 Column widths = Fixed ...
by gwhite
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Conref how-to
Replies: 7
Views: 4954

Re: Conref how-to

Thank you very much!
by gwhite
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: The dreaded changebar topic
Replies: 4
Views: 2249

Re: The dreaded changebar topic

Thanks, Radu.
by gwhite
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: The dreaded changebar topic
Replies: 4
Views: 2249

Re: The dreaded changebar topic

Since the last post I have tweaked the ditaval file, and I find that my setup works when the output is Webhelp--to the extent of changing the text color and background color of changed text. In addition, I at least get PDF output now, but no changebars, and the text color doesn't change, with the ne...
by gwhite
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: The dreaded changebar topic
Replies: 4
Views: 2249

Re: The dreaded changebar topic

I understand better, after further research, how this is supposed to work, however I haven't gotten a good result yet. Here is what I've done. I've created a ditaval file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <val> <style-conflict foreground-conflict-color="blue" background-conflict-color="gray"/>...
by gwhite
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: The dreaded changebar topic
Replies: 4
Views: 2249

The dreaded changebar topic

I'm interested in printing changebars using the DITA-OT. In the org.dita.pdf2 plugin, there are three xsl files that seem to promise the ability to do this, particularly "flagging.xsl", which has actual changebar language in it. But it's not clear from a day's worth of research how to use these file...
by gwhite
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Learning and training specialization topics/elements
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Re: Learning and training specialization topics/elements

Thanks for your detailed reply, Radu. I may simply rethink using the specialization, because I'm not sure the value-add is that significant. Sounds as if others have reached a similar conclusion.

Gary
by gwhite
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Learning and training specialization topics/elements
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Learning and training specialization topics/elements

I'm exploring use of the learning and training specialization elements included in DITA OT 1.2, but I've been frustrated by unexpected behaviors when I try using these in Oxygen, and by a general lack of information here or on the usual DITA user forums. It seems that using Interactions domain eleme...
by gwhite
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Conref how-to
Replies: 7
Views: 4954

Re: Conref how-to

A follow-up question on creating a conref ID file: Would it work just as well to insert an intelligent ID by hand for each <ph> entry in the conref container file? I'm finding it a little cumbersome searching through the list of <ph> items, which I have inserted into a table in that file to make the...
by gwhite
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp graphics directory problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Re: Webhelp graphics directory problem

Yes, that scenario is true of my data. I have a conref folder at the level of all folders that contain ditamaps. This folder contains only one file, which includes conrefs for all product names in the documentation. I'll try the fix involving the transformation parameter. I asked previously, and did...
by gwhite
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp graphics directory problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Webhelp graphics directory problem

Hi, When I produce Webhelp output for my DITA project, the graphics folder ends up outside the webhelp folder, in a folder named after the project/product and on the same level as webhelp. There must be a setting causing this, but I can't find it. The graphics display as expected if I simply move th...
by gwhite
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Conref how-to
Replies: 7
Views: 4954

Re: Conref how-to

Hope you haven't devoted time to this yet. I found the answer to the question of how to hide attributes, namely that there is a Full Tags option and a Full Tags with Attributes option for displaying in the Editor. I had been using the latter. So obvious! But when you get used to using the product in...
by gwhite
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Conref how-to
Replies: 7
Views: 4954

Re: Conref how-to

Thanks for clarifying the procedure, Mihaela. I have a follow-up question: I put the conref topic file in a separate folder. (We're using SVN as our repository/document management system, BTW, and we use the SVN Client in oXygen). I use a separate folder because I want to have a central file all doc...
by gwhite
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Conref how-to
Replies: 7
Views: 4954

Conref how-to

I'm not understanding the process of setting up a single file that contains related but separate conref items (in my case product names) and then inserting one of those items as a conref in another document. The oXygen documentation skims over the mere capability without giving real-world examples a...
by gwhite
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: 14.1 demo directory empty
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: 14.1 demo directory empty

Easy!

Many thanks.
by gwhite
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: 14.1 demo directory empty
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: 14.1 demo directory empty

I just realized something which will help explain my problem. The transformation scenarios I'm speaking of are project-related ones. So, I guess a better way to ask my question is to say, can I migrate a project's transformation scenarios to other projects, or import them into projects in the new ve...
by gwhite
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: 14.1 demo directory empty
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: 14.1 demo directory empty

Thanks for the tips, Radu. I wasn't clear in my last question regarding transformation scenarios. I have several transformation scenarios I created in version 14.0 which I would like to replicate in Author 14.1. As it stands, with the installation of 14.1, I only have access to the stock transformat...
by gwhite
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: 14.1 demo directory empty
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

14.1 demo directory empty

Hi, I installed version 14.1 today, pointing to a new install directory rather than installing over the old 14.0. I was surprised to find that ../frameworks/dita/DITA-OT/demo is empty! I read the readme file there, but it doesn't answer for me the question of what to do to preserve the changes I mad...
by gwhite
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: XSLT and FOP
Topic: Copyright Page
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: Copyright Page

Hi Radu, Thanks for your response. Your suggestion didn't work exactly as intended. The problem is that the break-after attribute needs to come in an <fo:block> statement before the first line of copyright info. It's a very simple solution in that you can slip the code just before the commented-out ...