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  • Mouse Clicking in Empty Area Behavior

    • Under Community Review
    • 0 Comments
    In XPP, a mouse click in an empty part of a page automatically takes the cursor to the very top of the open division. This becomes very problematic when you have a large document open, and you click in the wrong spot. Other word processing applications...
    • 28 Mar 2019 1:28 PM
  • Addition of a CLS job ticket

    • Under Community Review
    • 0 Comments
    A need for a job ticket at the CLS level has come up. Would the following be an enhancement that SDL would consider? Store a job ticket at the CLS level. When creating a new job in a given CLS - use the CLS level job ticket only if a GRP job ticket...
    • 29 Jul 2019 6:36 PM
  • xyPerl: fix lookup for shared perl functions (modules), should be 1. current job, 2. style library, 3.syslib, 4. xpp perl folder

    • Idea Delivered
    • 4 Comments
    The lookup for CSS imported modules (the @import things) is the normal style lookup sequence 1. current job, 2. style library, 3.syslib. And that allows you to 'share' common CSS settings among similar style bundles in a nice and convenient way. (which...
    • 29 Apr 2019 8:41 AM
  • update xpp command update_JT

    • Planned for Future Release
    • 6 Comments
    The command use to update the job ticket update_JT is useful for many purposes, but as of xpp 9.3.1 it does not update the field in the job ticket sessions saved . Our site has thousands of archived documents that it republishes weekly, and most of...
    • 16 Oct 2019 4:33 PM
  • CSS: display property needs an -xpp-page-balance and -xpp-page-align value

    • Under Community Review
    • 2 Comments
    In CSS you have currently only the -xpp-page value in the display property to end a page. But in a 2 column job, in most cases (if not in all cases) that will not give you the desired result as it will leave the columns on the current page unbalanced...
    • 15 May 2019 11:26 AM
  • Need a way to suppress the 'Forward Reference' composition errors

    • Idea Delivered
    • 2 Comments
    Typically today you build your TOC that sits at the start of a division using cross references. But when composing such a division you get a 'Forward Reference' error for each page number that you want to print in the TOC. And you get maybe a high number...
    • 28 Jun 2019 3:54 PM
  • CSS page sequences and layouts

    • Idea Delivered
    • 4 Comments
    Currently when layouts and sequences are defined in the CSS the @import (at_sdl.css); is required. One down side of this is the that whenever the CSS is altered, even if its nothing to do with the layouts, the ps and pl files are rewritten because there...
    • 19 Aug 2019 10:47 AM
  • Direct PDF: add option to create pdf with bookmark and links only

    • Planned for Future Release
    • 4 Comments
    In the PDF/UA effort CSS properties for creating bookmarks and links. This makes creating bookmarks and links a lot easier than through the old pdfmarks. Unfortunately you can only create a pdf with those bookmarks and links active when using the ...
    • 14 Feb 2019 3:54 PM
  • XML needs a better way to enter the equivalent of a [SHIFT][RETURN]

    • Under Community Review
    • 0 Comments
    XPP users know that there is a way to split a title in 2 lines and still have that same text come out in 1 line when it is called out in a folio. You can do so by entering a [SHIFT][RETURN] and setting the appropriate quad mode. But do you know how...
    • 11 Dec 2018 9:13 PM
  • Access Named number registers from xyPerl

    • Under Community Review
    • 1 Comment
    The value of number registers can be read directly from xyPerl using the $X->get_reg(#NUMBER) function. But for named number registers there is no equivalent function. It would be nice if there would be a $X->get_named_reg(NAME, LEVEL) function (or...
    • 15 May 2019 11:17 AM