00:00:07In this video demonstration we'll see how
oXygen's flexible layout works.
00:00:12Thus you can customize the interface to closely
match both your project's specific workflow
00:00:17and your personal preferences.
00:00:20The views inside the window are
dockable, floatable and hideable.
00:00:25They can be dragged and docked to the margin
of any view, to the margin of the main window,
00:00:31or even outside of it, to form any desired
00:00:38As an example, let's suppose that we want to move the Model view in a different location.
00:00:43Click the view's title bar and drag to reposition
00:00:48You can also set the view in the auto-hide
state using this button.
00:00:53Note that the view is now displayed as a separate
tab in the right side of the main window.
00:00:59Hover the tab to temporarly expand the view.
00:01:04If you no longer wish to display a certain
view, click this button to close it.
00:01:13You can display any of the closed views at
any time from the Window / Show view menu.
00:01:26The same actions can be performed on the Project
00:01:29We can hide it, close it, reopen it, or make
00:01:37It can be reopened either using the Window>Show
View ... action
00:01:43or from Project >Show Project View action.
00:01:50You can reposition a view between other views
by dragging the title bar.
00:01:54While you drag a view, a light blue rectangle marks the position where the view will be docked.
00:02:06You can also customize the toolbar area:
00:02:09toolbars can be moved around to create a more
00:02:14You can also choose which toolbars to show
or hide in each editor mode for the current
00:02:18perspective or which actions to display in
00:02:22To do this, right-click on any toolbar and
select "Configure toolbars" action.
00:02:29This can prove very useful if you want to
increase productivity and you want to simplify
00:02:34the toolbar area by removing the toolbars
containing actions that are not frequently used.
00:02:40Let's say that you want to leave only the
00:02:57...and activate the most frequently used actions.
00:03:01You can also add, remove or change the order
of the actions that compose a toolbar.
00:03:08To easily remove a specific toolbar you can
also right-click it and choose "Hide"
00:03:14action from the contextual menu.
00:03:16Note the gray border painted around the current
toolbar for easier identification.
00:03:24If you want to revert the configuration and
layout of the toolbars to a default state
00:03:29you can choose "Reset Toolbar" action
from the toolbar contextual menu.
00:03:35The toolbar layout and configuration are saved
in the application layout files, together
00:03:40with all other layout changes.
00:03:42To revert the to the application's default
layout settings, use the Window / Reset Layout action.
00:03:56Not only the views can be moved around the
00:03:59but also the editors can be arranged as you
need inside the editing area.
00:04:11You can stack or tile editors individually
and you can even mix and match vertical and horizontal tiling.
00:04:24You can also rearrange them one by one in
the order that you prefer.
00:04:31To further improve the flexibility of the
00:04:34you can completely detach an editor from the
00:04:37On multiple-monitor systems, you can even
move the detached editor to another monitor.
00:04:48Also, all the tabs inside the Results view
can be rearranged just like any other tab
00:04:54or view in the oXygen layout.
00:05:05You can save the current editor layout and
reuse it later, or even share it with your team.
00:05:11To save it, click Window -> Export layout.
00:05:18To load a layout, go to Window menu / Load
Layout action, then select the 'Custom...'
00:05:25option and browse for the layout file.
00:05:27When working with diferent projects that address
00:05:32for example developing XSLT stylesheets or
writting technical documentation,
00:05:37it is useful to have a particular application
layout for each project.
00:05:42To enable this feature let's go to oXygen's
Preferences page and in the Application layout section...
00:05:49check the 'Remember layout changes for each project' option.
00:05:57To demonstrate this feature we have already
configured two projects:
00:06:02one for XSLT development and another one for
00:06:08For each project we have configured a specific
layout, more suited to that particular task.
00:06:13First we'll load the first project (XSLT development)...
oXygen restored the exact layout state, including
00:06:21toolbars, editors and views, like the Transformation
Scenario View or/and the Outline view.
00:06:29Now we'll open the XML Authoring project which
completely changes the oXygen layout,
00:06:34more suited to a technical writer.
00:06:36Now oXygen displays dedicated authoring views like the Review Panel and the DITA Maps Manager View.
00:06:49Starting with version 17, you can change the
appearance of the user interface from the
00:06:54application's preferences page.
00:06:56This option allows you to set a color theme that will be applied over the entire user interface.
00:07:03We choose to apply a dark Graphite theme, but the full effect is seen after restarting oXygen.
00:07:13And this concludes our demonstration.
00:07:15Thanks for watching!