[Xerte] Re: tabbed column wizard

Kemp Johnathan johnathan.kemp at ntlworld.com
Sun Dec 23 10:35:54 GMT 2012

Hello Ron,

Before I can provide more detailed help I need to clarify a couple of

1) Are you using the latest version of Xerte? This version has a menu
option "Pages / Create New Pages Project" or are you using the original
page wizards that came as a separate zip file that was not part of the
Xerte download.
2) Which page are you using? There is a Column Page, a Tabbed Navigator
Page, a Tabbed Navigator + page, but not a Tabbed Column page.

Both the original page wizards and the new Pages Project individual Page
Templates (still sometimes confusingly referred to as Wizards) both suffer
from the same issue. They are based on pages from XOT and XOT can put some
code in the main project to be called by individual pages. A good example
of this is the code to support narration of an audio file when the page
loads. To overcome this problem when I created the original pageWizards.zip
download I also made available additional downloads to provide the code to
support these features. However with the latest version of Xerte the
original page wizards are now obsolete.

If you have the latest version of Xerte then create a new project by
selecting from the Xerte Menu "Pages / Create New Pages Project". This will
create a new empty project that has all the additional code to support
every one of the individual Page Templates. If you then select the
interface icon and then click on the "Pages" menu a drop down list of all
the available page types will be displayed. Select the page type you want
to add to your project and the page will be added to your project (the
creation of a folder for the page will be handled automatically) Then you
can double click on the new page you have added to open the page's wizard

I am sorry that at present the option to create a new pages project is not
available from the File / New menu, which can lead to confusion. I am
hopeful that this will be tidied up in the New Year.

Please try the above and if you can't get things working let me know which
version of Xerte you are using and which page and I will help you to get
things working.

Kind regards


On 22 December 2012 23:03, KnowledgeWare <knowledgeware at kccsoft.com> wrote:

> I’m trying to club the ‘tabbed column’ wizard page into submission inside
> xerte desktop, but it is winning.  My page ‘name’ (title) doesn’t appear
> and I don’t see how I can control the image sizes (the images are all
> identically sized). Anyone know where I can set these things?
> This page was created in desktop xerte using the ‘tabbed column’ wizard. I
> created a subdirectory called ‘tabbedColumn’. Do I need to create separate
> directories for each wizard page I use…if I use another tabbed column page
> can I put it into the same ‘tabbedColumn’ directory or do I need to create
> unique directories for each wizard page? Do these directories (which
> contain their own rlm/xml files) need to be moved to the server when the
> piece is packaged…or does the packing import them into the main piece?
> Thanks
> RonM2
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