Document Templates Preferences

Oxygen XML Developer provides a selection of document templates that make it easier to create new documents in a variety of formats. The list of available templates is presented when you create a new document. You can also create your own templates and share them with others. You can store your custom file templates in the existing templates folder in the Oxygen XML Developer installation directory or store them in a custom directory. If you store them in a custom direction, you need to add that directory to the list of template directories that Oxygen XML Developer uses.

To add a template directory, follow these steps:
  1. open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences) and go to Editor > Templates > Document Templates.
  2. Use the New button to select a location of the new document template folder.
This will add the folder to the list in this preferences page and it will now appear in the New document wizard.
Note: For DITA templates, they will also appear in the dialog box for creating new DITA topics, but if you create a corresponding properties file, you need to set the type property to dita.

You can also use the Edit or Delete buttons to manage folders in the list, and you can alter the order in which Oxygen XML Developer looks in these directories by using the Up and Down buttons.