Default PDF formatting

jmcham
Posts: 1

Default PDF formatting

Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:05 pm

I am new to DITA and Oxygen XML. So, please bear with me. I have a million questions. This is my first one.

Out of the box, I was able to render PDF files so that the first topic in a chapter listed other topics on the left (hyperlinked) and the chapter overview text on the right.

I don't know what I changed, but this topic no longer renders this way. Instead, it just shows the text as a "normal" paragraph. There are no links to the subtopics in the chapter on the left.

What did I change and how do I fix it?

Thank you,
Julie
Radu
Posts: 5514

Re: Default PDF formatting

Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:58 am

Hi Julie,

I think I already answered you (the problem was identical) on the DITA Users List but I'm also updating this thread:

If you edit the DITA Map to PDF transformation scenario, in the Parameters tab you should find a parameter called:

"args.chapter.layout"

By default the value is "MINITOC" which behaves as you explained.
Maybe you changed the value to "BASIC" at some point.

Another possible explanation:
Instead of using <chapter>s in your bookmap you used simple <topicref>s.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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