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by Carl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to debug the CSS?
Replies: 1
Views: 28

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: 1
Views: 65

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: 70

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: 175

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: 175

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: 232

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: 232

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: 240

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: 187

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: 240

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: 187

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: 230

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: 230

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: 230

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: 421

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: 529

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: 421

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: 421

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: 529

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: 529

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: 378

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...
by Carl
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Profiling attributes suddenly disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Profiling attributes suddenly disappeared

Thanks Radu, that worked! Turns out I had created a new DITA document type based on your solution to another question I had (about forcing the editor to do line breaks, even in a code block). This broke the link to the profiling attributes. Oddly enough, my Preferences were showing just " DITA " as ...
by Carl
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Profiling attributes suddenly disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Profiling attributes suddenly disappeared

Until today, I was able to apply profiling attributes by right-clicking the selected text and choosing Edit Profiling Attributes . But for whatever reason, I just see "There are no attribute conditions defined" when I do this. When I click "Configure profiling attributes and values", the Preferences...
by Carl
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Line wraps in code block?
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Line wraps in code block?

I have noticed that text within <codeblock> tags do not line wrap in the editor. When compiled as WebHelp, they also do not line wrap unless there is an explicit line break within the code. But this code does wrap when PDF is the output. My question: It was probably by design that code blocks do not...
by Carl
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: WebHelp topic tooltip shows garbled text
Replies: 1
Views: 257

WebHelp topic tooltip shows garbled text

I understand the that "<shortdesc>" element is used to display tooltip text when you hover over a topic in WebHelp. Most of the time it works, but I've seen instances where the displayed tooltip contains garbled text. I've check the <shortdesc> contents and nothing seems to be amiss. That is, unless...
by Carl
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Other Issues
Topic: How to fix this "elements must consist of well-formed character data"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

How to fix this "elements must consist of well-formed character data"?

I am receiving this error "The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup". It's repeated five times for a single line in my topic. I can't figure out what this means--the OxygenXML validator isn't helping.

Please see the attached screenshot.
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by Carl
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to search XML code in all my topics?
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: How to search XML code in all my topics?

Yes, using the "Restrict to XPath" option worked. I never would have figured this out myself--talk about non-obvious!

Can't you make a search that actually searches ALL the text in a dita topic? A simple text string search is all I need.
by Carl
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to search XML code in all my topics?
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: How to search XML code in all my topics?

Thanks Radu. I have attached a screenshot showing my Find settings. I believe I've made it as liberal as I could, yet I still get: Scanned Files: 357 Occurrences: 0 I copied the conkeyref[/b] string directly from my topic and I know there are many many instances of this string in my project. I canno...
by Carl
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to search XML code in all my topics?
Replies: 5
Views: 529

How to search XML code in all my topics?

This problem has vexed me ever since I started using OxygenXML: how do I search for specific XML code? For example, I want to find all occurrences of: conkeyref="corp-vars/corp" And replace it with: conkeyref="strings-corp/corp" I've tried different options under "Find/Replace in Files", but I can't...
by Carl
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: "Image not found" error on PDF transformation
Replies: 1
Views: 257

"Image not found" error on PDF transformation

I have discovered a curious glitch: when I PDF my entire project (from the DITA Maps Manager), the output contains all my images, as expected. But when I PDF individual topics, sometimes the image appears, other times it is excluded! When excluded, I get errors like this: System ID: /home/clum/repos...