I am new to Epic (am using 5.3) and have been tasked to convert some legacy manuals to sgml using the NAVSEAC2.dtd for my custom doctype. I cannot get tables to display using this dtd. I'm pretty sure the tagging is valid because I can cut and paste my tables into a blank document using the milspec.dtd and they display in the edit window. So I've been doing that in order to check my table formatting for now.
What would I require to display tables for my custom doctype? Also, does anyone know of a print fosi for the navsea dtd? I am trying to create one for it for my own use and have managed to get most of the text and graphics to output sort of OK by sheer trial and error, but again, the tables are just rows of text.
Thanks for any information.
I obtained the dtd from the navy website and the only fosi is a very old one, I did try loading it but it didn't help my table problem. I am using it as the basis to build my new fosi.
The dtd contains the table markup elements (tgroup, thead, entry, etc) and does not contain any external reference to cals tables. The dtd compiles without errors and when I load my document instance there are no errors. I've done a completeness check and no errors there either. There was no .dcf file so I created one using an example and added the Options for tablesupport and defaultTableModel, but it has no effect when I load the document. Do I need to do something special with the file other than put it in the same folder with my dtd? I recompiled the dtd just to be sure and still no table grids.
I've checked my preferences and cannot find "view table markup" or am I looking in the wrong place? I've only been using Epic for a few weeks so I'm not familiar with everything yet and I'm sure I'm missing something. I wouldn't think that it was a preferences issue, though, since I can see table grids fine in any of the built-in doctypes or does Arbortext save preferences based on doctype?
Thank you all for your help. Can anyone think of something else I can try? has anyone here used the navseac2 dtd before?