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[ann][webinar] What’s New in Oxygen 23.0 - Overview and Panel Discussion #Oxygen

alin_belu@...
 

Hello, 
 
To celebrate the release of version 23.0 of the Oxygen XML suite of products, on Wednesday (December 9), we invite you to a special live webinar - “What’s New in Oxygen 23.0 - Overview and Panel Discussion”. 
 
Join us for this 2-hour live event that will allow you to engage with the amazing people who envisioned and developed our latest release. Find out first-hand how you can benefit from the newly implemented and game-changing features of Oxygen 23, such as: 
* Concurrent editing in Web Author for unrestricted collaboration. 
* Opening DITA maps in the Author visual editing mode with the content from all referenced topics expanded and editable. 
* The possibility to define or customize how Oxygen supports an XML language using a framework script. 
* Updates to JSON schema support and editing JSON documents visually in Author mode. 
* Integrating the Oxygen WebHelp with the Oxygen Feedback platform. 
* And so much more. 
 
The panel will bring together George Bina, Radu Coravu, Octavian Nadolu, Cristi Talau, and Radu Pisoi. 
 
This is a free event and you can register at http://www.oxygenxml.com/evs2020-18.html  
 
Make sure to check the full list of our upcoming Events: https://www.oxygenxml.com/events_programme.html 
 
Best regards,
Alin
--
Alin Belu
Oxygen XML Editor


Re: #DITA-OT Saxon PE #DITA-OT

msbalaji@...
 

Hi Toshihiko Makita,

Yes,

#1. I updated classpath in dita.bat. Not success, not able to find/load the license file.
#2. I'm able to succeed when I add <factory> method in <xslt> and remove <pipeline> (DITA-OT custom task <factory> is not allowed).

Are you able to succeed? without removing <pipeline> for existing plugin?

Thanks,
Balaji. M


Re: #DITA-OT Saxon PE #DITA-OT

Toshihiko Makita
 

Hi Balaji,

One of our client is currently using Saxon-PE 9-9-1-7J with DITA-OT 3.4.1 on their publishing server without no problem.

Do you have any problem using Saxon-PE on your environment?

Regards,

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[ann][webinar] Exploring the intersections of UX and Technical Communication with Emma Rose, University of Washington #Room42 Dec 9th @ 16:30 UTC #room42

Liz Fraley
 

Title: Exploring the intersections of UX and Technical Communication

When: Wednesday, Dec 9th @ 16:30 UTC (8:30 LAX | 11:30 NYC | 16:30 LON | 22:00 BLR)

Register: https://bit.ly/room42-rose

Description:

Emma Rose, University of Washington will be In The Room!

What is the relationship between User Experience and Technical Communication? Are they the same field, do they overlap, or are they distinct? How should we be preparing the next generation of technical communicators to work at the intersection between UX and TC? What skills do professionals need to be successful?

In this Room 42, join Dr. Emma Rose in a discussion on the evolving state of UX and Technical Communication. She’ll share some of her recent research results that examine at how the UX industry is changing. She’ll also discuss the specific skills and dispositions early career professionals need to succeed in UX and how that is informing teaching and practice.


Emma Rose has spent her career crossing the academic and industry divide. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering at University of Washington Seattle. Her research interests include participatory and human-centered design and developing methods to engage communities and marginalized populations in the design process. She is also the Past Chair of ACM SIGDOC, a professional organization dedicated to the design of communication. Prior to her academic career, she spent over a decade working at a User Experience consultancy helping organizations bring design thinking into their practices and product development.


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The Room 42 is brought to you by Single-Sourcing Solutions. Learn more: http://room42.single-sourcing.com


Register: https://bit.ly/room42-rose


#DITA-OT#conref ID getting replaced in merge and generate broken link

msbalaji@...
 

Hi All,
I noticed, ID replacement not sync with idref for nested concept case and oid also missing for <table>, its generating broken link in PDF/HTML.(concept.dita)
When I comment the nested-concept section in conref.dita, ID/idref replacement is proper.(concept.dita)
Is it bug or Am I missing something?
Thanks,
Balaji. M


#DITA-OT Saxon PE #DITA-OT

msbalaji@...
 

Hi All,
We are using DITA-OT 3.5.4. We have multiple plugins extended from pdf and xhtml plugins.

We want to use Saxon PE instead of Saxon HE. Has anyone tried this? Please share the steps to achieve this.

Thanks,
Balaji. M


[ANN] Release of XMLmind Word To XML v1.8.3

Hussein Shafie
 

Release of XMLmind Word To XML v1.8.3.

- Minor enhancements and bug fixes.

- XMLmind Word To XML is now officially supported on Java™ 15 platforms and on macOS Big Sur (version 11.0).

More information in http://www.xmlmind.com/w2x/changes.html

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What is XMLmind Word To XML?
--------------------------------------

XMLmind Word To XML can automatically convert DOCX files to:

- Clean, styled, valid HTML (single page or multi-page HTML, Web Help, EPUB) looking very much like the source DOCX file.

- Unstyled, but structured and valid, DITA bookmap, map, topic, DocBook (including V5.1 assembly), XHTML (single page or multi-page HTML, Web Help, EPUB) or XML conforming to your custom schema.

Home Page: http://www.xmlmind.com/w2x/

Download: http://www.xmlmind.com/w2x/download.shtml

Free online DOCX conversion services: http://www.xmlmind.com/w2x/online_w2x.html


Re: Skip preprocessing stage in DITA-OT #DITA-OT

Nicolas Delobel
 

So, after some research I found a solution using Oxygen.

I create a custom build file in DITA-OT folder:
<project basedir="." default="dist">
  <!--The DITA-OT default build file-->
  <import file="build.xml"/>
  <target name="dist">
    <property name="preprocess.conref.skip" value="true"/>
    <property name="preprocess.keyref.skip" value="true"/>
    <!--Call the DITA-OT default target-->
    <antcall target="init"/>
  </target>
</project>
where I add some properties to skip conref and keyref preprocess steps for example.

When it's done, I use this new alternate build file in Oxygen transformation scenario (see https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/22.1/ug-editor/topics/dita-map-use-your-own-build-file.html).


Skip preprocessing stage in DITA-OT #DITA-OT

Nicolas Delobel
 

Hi,

I have to publish huge map and I would like to skip some preprocessing stages (not used) to save processing time.
For example I would like to skip "Resolve content references (conref)" stage.

Do you know how I can do that ?

Thanks a lot.


[ann][webinar] Automate XML processing with Oxygen XML Scripting #Oxygen

alin_belu@...
 

Hello,

Next Wednesday, on December 2, our weekly live event series returns in full force with the “Automate XML processing with Oxygen XML Scripting” webinar!

As you might know, continuous integration (CI) can be efficiently used to run automated scripts to validate changes as soon as they are saved to a remote repository.

To make things easier for you, Alex Jitianu, DITA evangelist and development lead at Syncro Soft, will introduce you to Oxygen XML Scripting, a bundle of command line tools that can be executed inside these continuous integration and deployment pipelines. This way, you can make sure that your project is valid and ready to be deployed at any time!

During this event, we will go over topics, such as:
* DITA validation and checking for completeness - a tool that checks DITA maps and topics to see if they are valid and if all of the relationships between them are working.
* Translation Package Builder - a tool for detecting changes, sending them to translation, and applying the translated files.
* Examples on how to integrate these command line tools into integration servers, like Github Actions or Netlify.

This is a free event and you can register at http://www.oxygenxml.com/evs2020-17.html

Make sure to check the full list of our upcoming events: https://www.oxygenxml.com/events_programme.html

Best regards,
Alin
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Alin Belu
Oxygen XML Editor


Re: Cross-reference to another topic

Rodolfo M. Raya
 

Hi

This happened to me when the referenced topic was not included in the map. 

Regards,
Rodolfo
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Re: Cross-reference to another topic

jdaniel@...
 

I have ran into an issue when cross-referencing another topic for html output. #2 works for me in some cases. When it doesn't work, a page appears telling me the file is not found.  #1 opens the xml (code) file, but not the formatted output. 

Any ideas as to what my problem might be?

Thanks,
Julie


Re: Companies using keys and AEM + XML plug-in #keys #CCMS

Julio J Vazquez
 

Hi Kris, 

We use AEM with oXygen, though sometimes I use the editor. We aren't using keys yet but have a requirement with our IT team to support keys. 

Julio J. Vazquez


Re: Companies using keys and AEM + XML plug-in #keys #CCMS

Huntley Eshenroder
 

Hi Kris,

We are using AEM and keys, though in a fairly vanilla manner. We aren't live yet in AEM but looking to get there this year. We too are using the built in web editor. Feel to reach out if you want more info.

-Huntley


On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM Kristen James Eberlein <kris@...> wrote:

I would like to get in touch with people at companies who use Adobe AEM + XML as their CCMS -- and their DITA information model uses keys.

  • Are you using the built-in AEM Web editor?
  • Are you using an external authoring tool, such as Adobe FrameMaker or Oxygen XML Editor?
--
Best,
Kris

Kristen James Eberlein
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
OASIS Distinguished Contributor
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting LLC
www.eberleinconsulting.com
+1 919 622-1501; kriseberlein (skype)



Re: Companies using keys and AEM + XML plug-in #keys #CCMS

John Piechowski
 

We are using Adobe AEM and keys. We use the built in web editor. Happy to connect and provide more details.

John


On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 8:30 AM Kristen James Eberlein <kris@...> wrote:

I would like to get in touch with people at companies who use Adobe AEM + XML as their CCMS -- and their DITA information model uses keys.

  • Are you using the built-in AEM Web editor?
  • Are you using an external authoring tool, such as Adobe FrameMaker or Oxygen XML Editor?
--
Best,
Kris

Kristen James Eberlein
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
OASIS Distinguished Contributor
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting LLC
www.eberleinconsulting.com
+1 919 622-1501; kriseberlein (skype)



Companies using keys and AEM + XML plug-in #keys #CCMS

Kristen James Eberlein
 

I would like to get in touch with people at companies who use Adobe AEM + XML as their CCMS -- and their DITA information model uses keys.

  • Are you using the built-in AEM Web editor?
  • Are you using an external authoring tool, such as Adobe FrameMaker or Oxygen XML Editor?
--
Best,
Kris

Kristen James Eberlein
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
OASIS Distinguished Contributor
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting LLC
www.eberleinconsulting.com
+1 919 622-1501; kriseberlein (skype)



Re: #DITA-OT #XSLT #PDF #DITA-OT #XSLT #PDF

nyxys21@...
 

Just in case anyone has the same question, I found a simple solution. In root-processing.xsl I replaced the bookmap template with the map template. Now the pages flow like it's a map, without page breaks, and we can still use the bookmap metadata.

I copied this template into my copy of root-processing:
<xsl:template match="*[contains(@class, ' map/map ')]" mode="generatePageSequences">
...

and renamed it to:
<xsl:template match="*[contains(@class, ' bookmap/bookmap ')]" mode="generatePageSequences">
...


#DITA-OT #XSLT #PDF #DITA-OT #XSLT #PDF

nyxys21@...
 

Hi All,

I need to prevent page breaks before top level topics in a bookmap. I know it would work like that if we switched to a map, but we need the bookmeta.

The custom plugin is based off the PDF2 plugin and the DITA-OT is version 3.3. I saw some solutions but they are pretty old and don't seem to work in 3.3. They give an error "fo:page-sequence" is not a valid child of "fo:flow".

I think it must be somewhere is custom.xsl and root-processing.xsl but so far nothing has worked. I've accidentally gotten every topic onto a new page... but mostly my attempts result in that error message I mentioned.

Really appreciate any help. Thanks!


[Ann] Oxygen XML Editor version 23.0 release

Radu Coravu
 

Hi everyone,

We are happy to announce that Oxygen XML Author/Editor version 23 is available!

For the complete list of features, go to https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/whats_new.html

Listing below some new features which may be useful for our DITA users:

DITA Authoring

* Floating Toolbar Provides Quicker Access to Common DITA Editing Actions

* Edit Submaps Directly in the DITA Maps Manager View

* Edit Referenced Content When Opening a DITA Map With Expanded Topics

* Support for Creating DITA 2.0 Maps and Topics

* New DITA-Related Project Templates

* Context Drop-Down in DITA Maps Manager Improved

* New Author Actions Added in Contextual Menu

* Resource-Only Topic References Easier to Spot

* Topic Validation Reports Missing IDs in References

For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/whats_new.html#23.0DITA_Authoring


DITA Publishing

* Run Multiple Transformations on a Single DITA Map in Parallel

* DITA-OT Memory Usage Optimized

For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/whats_new.html#23.0DITA_Publishing


Add-ons

* Terminology Checker

* Git Client Improvements

* Convert Sections in a Word Document to DITA Topics

* Translator Helper

* Vale Validation for Markdown and HTML Files

For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/whats_new.html#23.0Add-ons


Scripting

* Validate DITA-OT Project Files

* New Command Line Launcher for the DITA Translation Package Builder

* New Command Line Launcher for the Batch Converter

* New Command Line Launcher for Transformation Scenarios

For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/whats_new.html#23.0Scripting


We hope you will enjoy Oxygen 23!
As always, any feedback on it is welcomed.

Best regards,

Radu Coravu

Radu Coravu
Oxygen XML Editor


Re: #Oxygen #Oxygen

Radu Coravu
 

Hello Ritu,

Yes, this can be customized. There is a content completion configuration file located in:

OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR/frameworks/dita/resources/cc_config.xml

and it defines those values:

<match attributeName="type">
<items action="addIfEmpty">
<item value="topic"/>
<item value="task"/>
<item value="concept"/>
<item value="reference"/>
</items>
</match>
You can talk to Chris to maybe add another value for the @type attribute in the DITA framework customization he has probably already created for your company.


Regards,
Radu

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

On 11/18/2020 12:12 PM, ritus@synopsys.com wrote:
Hi Radu,
Thank you! for your response.
In Oxygen, I see only concept, reference, task, and topic as options for xref >type attribute by default.
Can this be customized?
Thanks,
Ritu

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