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      CommentAuthorRay Brock
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    I'm afraid that each time I think I understand this completely, I get a surprise. I have a fairly sophisticated Latex export defined with many inline and paragraph styles defined, and a very unusual template (TufteLatex). Everything works great. Except when I move from one computer to another. For a while, many definitions didn't follow the document, but now they do. But, for the life of me I cannot figure out where "Conversions"...in particular, "convert characters" are stored. They do not seem to follow the document, so when I add one to one computer, I have to add it by hand to the other when I move my document (ie laptop to desktop). These are perfect for Latex, as I can do things like define |{ to be \begin{sffamily} and |} to \end{sffamily} and unclutter my file from latex commands.

    How can I make these definitions move, or where at least are they stored so I can move them?

    thanks,
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      CommentAuthormichael
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
     
    > How can I make these definitions move, or where at least are they stored so I can move them?

    The definitions are stored inside of the project. But if you change a setting in the export, you have to either do an export or do a little change to one of the documents of the project to trigger the saving of the export settings into the project. We are currently looking for a better solution, but that's not easy.
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      CommentAuthorRay Brock
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2010
     
    I kind of remember that there was a time when one had to essentially type a character and delete it - some action - in any of the open fields in the export page and then go make some change in the document, in order to get some stuff to stick. I thought that was the old days...but is that what you mean?

    What confuses me is that I do export on my portable all the time. But, when I sync the project with my desktop, the "convert character" definitions do not change on the desktop. But, there is one other thing: I think _also_ the template - the lpxpt file - had not been copied from the portable to the desktop yet. Now I've done it...Is that ordering an issue? I need to go check that I have exported since I added the new template to the desktop...

    thanks...
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      CommentAuthorRay Brock
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    Okay. I've done a couple of tests. It sure seems to me that in order to make the convert character definitions stick and really move with the project, I really have to type something - anything...space-delete...in some field on the export page before it will indeed export the definitions persistently into the project. Is that what you meant, Michael?

    This is indeed the old situation that you and I discussed a couple of years ago. I guess I thought it had been "fixed." Can't there just be a single XML file of metadata that lives inside of the project package file that is all of the definitions for that project? XML, so that a human could read it if necessary?

    thanks,
    Ray
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      CommentAuthormichael
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     
    > Okay. I've done a couple of tests. It sure seems to me that in order to make the convert character definitions stick and really move with the project, I really have to type something - anything...space-delete...in some field on the export page before it will indeed export the definitions persistently into the project. Is that what you meant, Michael?

    Not really, I meant to type this "...space-delete..." in a document of the project. But if this works too, it's ok.

    > This is indeed the old situation that you and I discussed a couple of years ago. I guess I thought it had been "fixed."

    Yes, I remember. And indeed I fixed it. I have to look what happens since then.