The formatting and layout is controlled by the .css file and the tag
colors are stored in the .ctm file. If you are working from a template,
that will probably be stored on your local PC. That means when you first
create your finding aid, XMetaL is accessing the local .css and .ctm
files. If you then save your files to a network filespace, XMetaL (by
default) looks for .css and .ctm files in that network folder. If it
doesn't find any it will create some default ones.
The quick solution is to just copy your ead.css and ead.ctm files from the
local PC to that network folder.
BTW, this is assuming the name of your DTD file is ead.dtd. If it is
something else, then the name of these files will be the same as the DTD
file before the .dtd extension.
There are ways to set XMetaL to always look for your customizations and
CSS files in the same place and that is covered in the Version 3 help.
Do a search on "Deploying customizations" in XMetaL help for tips on how
to do this.
On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Kellams, Dina M wrote:
> Greetings all -
> I've not seen anything about this on the listserve and thought it was
> finally time I bring it up.
> Has anybody else had problems using XMetaL 4.0? We'd been working
> happily along with 3.0 and needed another copy but by that time SoftQuad
> had sold XMetaL to Corel and we had to purchase their 4.0 version. This
> was last spring and we have continued to struggle along with it. The
> most frustrating problem: for reasons we have not yet figured out,
> documents and sometimes, our template, will lose all of it's formatting
> (not as we're actually working on it, but when we've saved the document
> and come back to it later). The colored tags disappear and they all run
> together with no spacing. Playing with the word wrap does not help and
> the help file is of absolutely NO assistance - it is the help file from
> 3.0 and the menus they tell you to go to do not even exist in 4.0!
> After playing around and moving the files to the desktop we are
> sometimes able to restore the formatting, but as far as we can tell
> there is no rhyme or reason to when it will work and when it won't.
> I have not contacted Corel yet, but do plan to. I was just wondering if
> others have had similar problems with 4.0? How have you fixed this?
> Many thanks,
> Dina M. Kellams
> Assistant Archivist
> Indiana University Archives
> Bryan Hall 201
> 107 S. Indiana Ave.
> Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
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