Re: How can I use absolute pathnames for images?
Hussein Shafie <hussein <at> xmlmind.com>
2015-06-22 15:28:10 GMT
Bill D. wrote:
> I am working with Attributes to use an absolute pathname for images, but the method seems a bit awkward.
> 1) Each time I modify the attributes of an image, the "Source destination" in the "Edit Attribute" popup
window defaults to the current folder. Is there a way to configure this to refer to the last used folder instead?
> 2) For the "Destination location", it seems that I have to either key in the full pathname, or cut & paste it
into the input box. Is there a way to make it use the full pathname that's already entered into the "Source
destination" input box?
I'm sorry but I don't understand. If you want to use absolute pathnames
for images, then you'll have to use the "Browse Files" button of the
Attributes tool. This "Browse Files" button displays a standard file
chooser dialog box. No "Source destination", no "Destination location"
here. I mean, please do *not* double-click on the image.
The standard file chooser dialog box of course remembers last visited
See attached screenshot.
> 3) Also, is there a way to change the type of object for an image, such as changing a "figure" to a
"mediaobject" or vice-versa?
No. 1) Please select mediaobject. 2) Press Ctrl-C to copy it to the
clipboard. 3) Select figure parent. 4) Press Ctrl-V to replace selected
figure by the copied mediaobject.
These 4 steps can be automated by recording a macro (Tutorial:
> 4) Is there a way to delete an image? When I right click on an image, both the "Cut" and "Delete" choices are
When you click on an image, you select the imagedata element. This
element cannot be deleted as a mediaobject/imageobject element has a
required imagedata child element.
(Press Shift-F1 to learn about the content model of selected element.
Other than this, the reference documentation of elements such as figure
mediaobject, imageobject, imagedata is found here:
Please 1) click on the image 2) use the node path bar to select
"mediaobject" or "figure", that is, the topmost image container and 3)
I'm sorry to confess it but XMLmind XML Editor is not intuitive to use.
Unless you take the time to learn its basics (Tutorials here:
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/tutorial.html), you'll loose your time
with this tool.
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