XLingPaper version 3.11.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+ or 8.2+) and version 2.41.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 5.3) are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Note: for Mac users upgrading to this version from versions before 3.7.5, please see:

  1. Using a new version of XeLaTeX; and
  2. Some changes you may need to make in your documents.

This is a maintenance version that contains some improvements to the documentation and bug fixes.

If you have not previously installed XLingPaper, you can obtain an installation program for Windows, Mac or Linux at http://software.sil.org/xlingpaper/download/.If you have already installed XLingPaper version 2.10.0 or higher and merely want to upgrade, then you will need to download and install the XLingPaper update file. See https://software.sil.org/xlingpaper/download/config-only/. Be careful to get the installer for the version of the XMLmind XML Editor you are using (it is possible to install both, if you wish). If you have modified any of the stock publisher style sheets, please be sure to make a backup of your work before running this installer. It may overwrite your modifications.

The recent changes are:

  • 3.11.0 1 June 2022
    • Allow formatting in citation names.
    • Improve the size of the choose font dialog.
    • Add section 12.12 to user documentation on how to work faster when editing a text or complicated table within a long document.
    • Improve publisher style sheet documentation on the useblankextrapage attribute for title formats.
    • Improve information on footnote indents in publisher style sheet documentation.
    • Allow citations to not have a date (per historical linguistics convention).
    • Clarify how to effectively use the useblankextrapage attribute on frontmatter, chapter, and backmatter items in the publisher style sheet documentation.
    • Fix bug: refAuthorInitials did not always format correctly for web page and FO style sheet outputs.
    • Fix bug in Windows installer: resetvars.bat referred to wrong directory.
    • Fix bugs in CreateZip command: a hyphenation exceptions file could be missed or located in the wrong place.;
    • For the default way of producing PDF (via XeLaTeX):
      • Add new XeLaTeXSpecial attribute value for table cells when the table has row spans and the output puts a cell in the wrong column. Use “extra-columns-before=’2′”or however many columns are needed to put the cell in the correct column.
      • Try to make documentation on setting a table column width value clearer.
      • Fix bug: setting a width for a table column could cause the PDF to fail to be produced.
      • Fix bug: a blockquote with two or more q elements did not format correctly.
      • Fix bug: In rare cases, automatically calculating table column widths could cause the PDF to not be produced.
      • Fix bug: using a literal would output two copies of “Lit.” when there is no style sheet.
      • Fix bug: when a p element followed a framedUnit, the p would not be indented.