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by mdslup
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: New CSS-based PDF output - how to specify number of columns?
Replies: 2
Views: 699

New CSS-based PDF output - how to specify number of columns?

I do a lot of landscape orientation with 2 or 3 columns. I was able to do this with XSL, but I can't find in the documentation how # of columns is specified in the new CSS-based PDF output. Can anyone help?
by mdslup
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Apply formatting to first column of table based on "otherprops" attribute value
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Apply formatting to first column of table based on "otherprops" attribute value

Would a find and replace of some kind not work?

You could do a simple find and replace across all your legacy files:

FIND: otherprops=cheader
REPLACE: outputclass=cheader

Alternatively, you could do some kind of xpath, xquery, xslt hacking to change all your source files.
by mdslup
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp responsive - not having an index results in errors
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: Webhelp responsive - not having an index results in errors

Email sent.

Can I just use a blank index? If so, where does the index file go?
by mdslup
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: In Oxygen 20.1, why is webhelp classic deprecated?
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: In Oxygen 20.1, why is webhelp classic deprecated?

OK thanks. Is the plan to leave the webhelp classic in future versions of Oxygen or to remove it?

Can I ask that you do not remove it? It definitely has value!
by mdslup
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: In Oxygen 20.1, why is webhelp classic deprecated?
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: In Oxygen 20.1, why is webhelp classic deprecated?

OK. Will it continue to exist in future versions of Oxygen, or will it be removed in a later release?

The webhelp responsive is definitely amazing, so I get it. But the webhelp classic definitely does have a place, in my opinion.
by mdslup
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: In Oxygen 20.1, why is webhelp classic deprecated?
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

In Oxygen 20.1, why is webhelp classic deprecated?

I use the webhelp classic transformation scenario for my doc sets. I love the output, as do my customers (and my boss!).

Why is this deprecated in 20.1?
by mdslup
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp responsive - not having an index results in errors
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Webhelp responsive - not having an index results in errors

Webhelp Responsive in Oxygen 20 My webhelp responsive doesn't have an index (I don't need one for this particular situation). In my webhelp responsive transformation output, I get an error: java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\GitDocs\Manuals - Deep\out\webhelp-responsive\index.xml (The system cannot f...
by mdslup
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp Classic - translated version of "Warning" "Caution"
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Webhelp Classic - translated version of "Warning" "Caution"

Using oxygen 20, webhelp classic. When I set my language to "de-de", warnings come out as "warnung". I want to change this text for my german translation, but I can't find the text anywhere. Where is it stored?
by mdslup
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp Resonsive - not using an index
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Webhelp Resonsive - not using an index

I'm using the webhelp resonsive output (with tiles) and don't need an index, so I didn't bother creating one. My transform is successful, but does output an error: ================= Description: java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\GitDocs\Manuals - Deep\out\webhelp-responsive\index.xml (The system can...
by mdslup
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp Classic - Prevent resizing TOC
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Webhelp Classic - Prevent resizing TOC

Ah, I didn't think about checking the js file. Thanks!
by mdslup
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp Classic - Prevent resizing TOC
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Webhelp Classic - Prevent resizing TOC

When generating classic webhelp, it's possible to click and hold the line between the left-side table of content and the right side content, and move the divider left and right.

Is it possible to disable this?
by mdslup
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp responsive - Can I have multiple tile images?
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Webhelp responsive - Can I have multiple tile images?

I'm using the webhelp responsive format, Oxygen 20: https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/18/ug-author/topics/whr-configure-tiles.html I used this bit of example code to put images in each of the tiles: <topicmeta> <data name="wh-tile"> <data name="image" href="img/tile-image.png" format="png"> <da...
by mdslup
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: PDF from ditamap, force pagebreak between topics
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: PDF from ditamap, force pagebreak between topics

Dan, I was able to solve this based on your advice. Thanks.
by mdslup
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: PDF from ditamap, force pagebreak between topics
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: PDF from ditamap, force pagebreak between topics

I maintain a custom PDF transformation scenario that is based on the Oxygen out-of-the-box scenario. My custom transformation points to my custom XSL files using the customization.dir parameter. I have successfully implemented many changes to my PDF output using this workflow, such as page rotation,...
by mdslup
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: PDF from ditamap, force pagebreak between topics
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

PDF from ditamap, force pagebreak between topics

I have a ditamap made up of 8 or so topic files. When I generate a PDF, I'd really like each topic to start a brand new page.

What's the best way to do this?
by mdslup
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Outputclass attribute in web responsive tiles
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Outputclass attribute in web responsive tiles

I'm creating an internal documentation portal - it's a ditamap full of topicrefs. Each topicref points to a location where documentation is held. Some documentation is available to everyone, while some is only available internally; I'd like to color code the tiles appropriately. I thought I could ad...
by mdslup
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: PDF output: image runs off page
Replies: 1
Views: 719

PDF output: image runs off page

I have some DITA that essentially looks like this: <step> <cmd>Do the step: </cmd> <choices> <choice> If variant, do this: <ol> <li> Step 1 <p><img/></p> </li> <li> Step 2 <p><img/></p> </li> <li> Step 3 <p><img/></p> </li> <li> Step 4 <p><img/></p> </li> </ol> </choice> <choice> If other variant do...
by mdslup
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: WebHelp tile - image hyperlink
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: WebHelp tile - image hyperlink

This worked for me too! Thanks.
by mdslup
Thu May 31, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Referencing previous steps
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Referencing previous steps

Oh, great that's super helpful. Thanks for the discussion.
by mdslup
Thu May 24, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Referencing previous steps
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Referencing previous steps

Thanks. First, here is a screenshot (Using XML Editor 20.0, build 2018032903): https://i.imgur.com/17oKOIg.png The code is below. You can see that the "refer to" in step 5 should point to step 1, but it points to step 2. When testing this, I first set up this file, and linked to the step. Oxygen cor...
by mdslup
Thu May 24, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Referencing previous steps
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Referencing previous steps

I'm working on a task topic. In some of the later steps, I want to refer back to earlier steps. I don't want to hardcode the step number....if I add a new step, those numbers will become wrong. So I'm setting up an xref to get the step number, like so: <cmd>Reconnect any connectors that were disconn...
by mdslup
Wed May 02, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Can't find the "Parent topic" localization string
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Can't find the "Parent topic" localization string

Yes, perfect.

Radu, thank you so much. I will thoroughly read that "Localizing the Interface" page, I'm not sure how I missed that.

Thanks.
by mdslup
Tue May 01, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Can't find the "Parent topic" localization string
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Can't find the "Parent topic" localization string

Using Oxygen 20 webhelp classic. When I have a series of nested topics, the web output creates a link called "Parent topic". This is great. When I change the args.default.language parameter to something with a localization file, for example, fr-fr, this link displays in French as "Sujet parent". Aga...
by mdslup
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: webhelp.head.script converts &,<,> to &amp; &lt; &gt;
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: webhelp.head.script converts &,<,> to &amp; &lt; &gt;

I figured this out! The way to do this is to have the file that is pointed to by webhelp.head.script include a file reference, not the script inline. Then add the file that contains the script to the resources folder using webhelp.custom.resources. It's the second bullet point in item #1 of this lin...
by mdslup
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: webhelp.head.script converts &,<,> to &amp; &lt; &gt;
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: webhelp.head.script converts &,<,> to &amp; &lt; &gt;

Sorry I think I was unclear. The main problem is that I need oxygen to *not* do this character conversion. Is there a parameter for that?
by mdslup
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: webhelp.head.script converts &,<,> to &amp; &lt; &gt;
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

webhelp.head.script converts &,<,> to &amp; &lt; &gt;

I'm using Oxygen 20 classic webhelp. My company has asked me to add a widget from a customer support company called ZenDesk. The widget is javascript and looks like this (I've replaced my company name with "company"): <!-- Start of company Zendesk Widget script --> <script>/*<![CDATA[*/window.zEmbed...
by mdslup
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp Common - menucascade produces <abbr>
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: Webhelp Common - menucascade produces <abbr>

OK, that works. Thanks.

Still, for my own knowledge, can you tell me where in the DITA Plugin this code is generated:

Code: Select all

<abbr title="and then"> > </abbr>
What if I wanted to change the TITLE attribute of the ABBR element?
by mdslup
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Webhelp Common - menucascade produces <abbr>
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Webhelp Common - menucascade produces <abbr>

Using Oxygen 19.1 with the WebHelp Classic transformation. Using MENUCASCADE with a series of UICONTROLs, such as: <step> <cmd>Select <menucascade> <uicontrol>Menu1</uicontrol> <uicontrol>Menu2</uicontrol> </menucascade>.</cmd> </step> produces HTML with an ABBR element: <span class="ph cmd"> Select...