Opening Documents

To open a document in Oxygen XML Author, do one of the following:

  • Go to File > Open (Ctrl + O (Command + O on OS X)) or click the Open toolbar button to display the Open File dialog box. The start folder of the Open dialog box can be either the last folder visited by this dialog box or the folder of the currently edited file. This can be configured in the user preferences.
  • Go to File > Open URL or click the Open URL toolbar button to display a dialog box that allows you to access any resource identified through a URL (defined by a protocol, host, resource path, and an optional port). The following actions are available in the drop-down action list:
    • Browse for local file - Opens a local file browser dialog box, allowing you to select a local file.
    • Browse for remote file - Displays the Open URL dialog box that allows you to open a remotely stored file.
    • Browse for archived file - Displays the Archive Browser that allows you to browse the content of an archive and choose a file.
    • Browse Data Source Explorer - Opens the Data Source Explorer that allows you to browse the data sources defined in the Data Sources preferences page.
      Tip: You can open the Data Sources preferences page by using the Configure Database Sources shortcut from the Open URL dialog box.
    • Search for file - Displays the Open/Find Resource dialog box that allows you to search for a file.
  • Click the Open/Find Resource toolbar button to search for a file to open.
  • Go to File > Reload to load the last saved file content. All unsaved modifications are lost.
  • Go to File > Reopen to reopen one of the recently opened document files. The list containing recently opened files can be emptied by invoking the Clear history action.
  • Select the Open or Open with action from the contextual menu of the Project view.