Resources to Help You Get Started Using Oxygen XML Editor

Configuring Oxygen XML Editor

There are numerous ways that you can configure Oxygen XML Editor to accommodate your specific needs.

Video Tutorials

The Oxygen XML Editor website includes numerous video demonstrations and webinars that present many of the features that are available in Oxygen XML Editor and show you how to complete specific tasks or how to use the various features.

Oxygen XML Editor Documentation

The Oxygen XML Editor documentation includes a plethora of sections and topics to provide you with a variety of information, ranging from basic authoring tasks to advanced developer techniques. You can, of course, search through the documentation using standard search mechanisms, but you can also place the cursor in any particular position in the interface and use the F1 key to open a dialog box that presents a section in the documentation that is appropriate for the context of the current cursor position. Aside from the other topics in this Getting Started section, the following are links to other sections of the documentation that might be helpful for your specific needs:
  • Text Editing Mode Section - Provides information about the Text editor.
  • Author Editing Mode Section - Provides information about the visual WYSIWYG-like Author editing mode.
  • Editing Documents Section - Includes information about editing numerous different types of documents.
  • DITA Authoring and Publishing Section - Provides information about using DITA to edit and structure your content.
  • WebHelp System Output Section - Provides information about the WebHelp system that can be used for publishing content.
  • Importing Data Section - Provides information about importing data from text files, MS Excel files, database data, and HTML files.

Sample Documents

Your installation of Oxygen XML Editor includes a large variety of sample documents and projects that you can use as templates to get started and to experiment with the various features and technologies. They are located in the samples folder that is located in the installation directory of Oxygen XML Editor. You will find files and folders for various types of documents, including the following:
  • sample.xpr file - A sample project file that will allow you to experiment with how projects can be structured and used. When you open this project file, you will be able to see all the sample files and folders in the Project view.
  • personal files - A collection of interrelated sample files that will allow you to experiment with the structure and relationship between XML files, stylesheets, and schemas.
  • Various document type folders - The various folders contain sample files for numerous document types, such as CSS, DITA, DocBook, ePub, TEI, XHTML, and many others.

Other Resources

The following list includes links to various other resources that will help you get started using the features of Oxygen XML Editor:
  • See the Oxygen XML Editor Blog Site for a large variety of current and archived blogs in regards to numerous features, requests, and instructional topics.
  • Take advantage of the Oxygen XML Editor Forum to see various announcements and learn more about specific issues that other users have experienced.
  • If you are using DITA, see the incredibly helpful DITA Style Guide Best Practices for Authors.
  • To learn about the WebHelp features in Oxygen XML Editor, see the Publishing DITA and DocBook to WebHelp section of the website.
  • For more information about various additional tools that are integrated into Oxygen XML Editor, see the Tools section.
  • See the External Resource Page for links to various other helpful resources, such as discussion lists, external tutorials, and more.
  • See the oXygen SDK section for details about the SDK that allows you to extend and develop Oxygen XML Editor frameworks and plugins, and to integrate Eclipse plugins.
  • For a list of new features that were implemented in the latest version of Oxygen XML Editor, see the What's New Section of the Website
  • You can select the Tip of the Day action in the Help menu to display a dialog box that includes a variety of tips for using Oxygen XML Editor.