TEI ODD Author Mode Actions

A variety of actions are available in the TEI ODD framework that can be added to the TEI ODD menu, the Author Custom Actions toolbar, the contextual menu, and the Content Completion Assistant.

TEI ODD Toolbar Actions

The following default actions are readily available on the TEI ODD (Author Custom Actions) toolbar when editing in Author mode (by default, they are also available in the TEI ODD menu and some of them are in various submenus of the contextual menu):

Bold
Changes the style of the selected text to bold by surrounding it with hi tag and setting the rend attribute to bold. You can use this action on multiple non-contiguous selections.
Italic
Changes the style of the selected text to italic by surrounding it with hi tag and setting the rend attribute to italic. You can use this action on multiple non-contiguous selections.
Underline
Changes the style of the selected text to underline by surrounding it with hi tag and setting the rend attribute to ul. You can use this action on multiple non-contiguous selections.
Insert Section
Inserts a new section or subsection, depending on the current context. For example, if the current context is div1, then a div2 is inserted. By default, this action also inserts a paragraph element as a child node.
Insert Paragraph
Insert a new paragraph element at current cursor position.
Insert Image
Inserts an image reference at the cursor position. Depending on the current location, an image-type element is inserted.
Insert List Item
Inserts a list item in the current list type.
Insert Ordered List
Inserts an ordered list at the cursor position. A child list item is also automatically inserted by default. You can also use this action to convert selected paragraphs or other types of lists to an ordered list.
Insert Itemized List
Inserts an itemized list at the cursor position. A child list item is also automatically inserted by default. You can also use this action to convert selected paragraphs or other types of lists to an itemized list.
Insert Table
Opens a dialog box that allows you to configure and insert a table. You can generate a header and footer, set the number of rows and columns of the table and decide how the table is framed. You can also use this action to convert selected paragraphs, lists, and inline content (mixed content — text + markup — that is rendered inside a block element) into a table, with the selected content inserted in the first column, starting from the first row after the header (if a header is inserted).
Note: If the selection contains a mixture of elements that cannot be converted, you will receive an error message saying that Only lists, paragraphs, or inline content can be converted to tables.
Insert Row Below
Inserts a new table row with empty cells below the current row. This action is available when the cursor is positioned inside a table.
Insert Column After
Inserts a new table column with empty cells after the current column. This action is available when the cursor is positioned inside a table.
Insert Cell
Inserts a new empty cell depending on the current context. If the cursor is positioned between two cells, Oxygen XML Author a new cell at cursor position. If the cursor is inside a cell, the new cell is created after the current cell.
Delete Column(s)
Deletes the table column located at cursor position or multiple columns in a selection.
Delete Row(s)
Deletes the table row located at cursor position or multiple rows in a selection.
Join Cells
Joins the content of the selected cells (both horizontally and vertically).
Split Cell
Splits the cell at the cursor location. If Oxygen XML Author detects more than one option to split the cell, a dialog box will be displayed that allows you to select the number of rows or columns to split the cell into.

TEI ODD Menu Actions

In addition, the following default actions are available in the TEI ODD menu when editing in Author mode (some of them are also available in the contextual menu):

Table submenu
In addition to the table actions available on the toolbar, the following actions are available in this submenu:
Insert Row Above
Inserts a new table row with empty cells above the current row. This action is available when the cursor is positioned inside a table.
Insert Rows
Opens a dialog box that allows you to insert any number of rows and specify the position where they will be inserted (Above or Below the current row).
Insert Column Before
Inserts a column before the current one.
Insert Columns
Opens a dialog box that allows you to insert any number of columns and specify the position where they will be inserted (Above or Below the current column).
ID Options
Opens the ID Options dialog box that allows you to configure options for generating IDs in Author mode. The dialog box includes the following:
ID Pattern
The pattern for the ID values that will be generated. This text field can be customized using constant strings or any of the Oxygen XML Author Editor Variables.
Element name or class value to generate ID for
The elements for which ID values will be generated, specified using class attribute values. To customize the list, use the Add, Edit, or Remove buttons.
Auto generate IDs for elements
If selected, Oxygen XML Author will automatically generate unique IDs for the elements listed in this dialog box when they are created in Author mode.
Remove IDs when copying content in the same document
When copying and pasting content in the same document, this option allows you to control whether or not pasted elements that are listed in this dialog box should retain their existing IDs. To retain the element IDs, deselect this option.
Note: This option does not have an effect on content that is cut and pasted.
Generate IDs
Oxygen XML Author generates unique IDs for the current element (or elements), depending on how the action is invoked:
  • When invoked on a single selection, an ID is generated for the selected element at the cursor position.
  • When invoked on a block of selected content, IDs are generated for all top-level elements and elements from the list in the ID Options dialog box that are found in the current selection.
Note: The Generate IDs action does not overwrite existing ID values. It only affects elements that do not already have an id attribute.
Refresh References
You can use this action to manually trigger a refresh and update of all referenced resources.
Tags display mode Submenu
Full Tags with Attributes
Displays full tag names with attributes for both block and inline elements.
Full Tags
Displays full tag names without attributes for both block and inline elements.
Block Tags
Displays full tag names for block elements and simple tags without names for inline elements.
Inline Tags
Displays full tag names for inline elements, while block elements are not displayed.
Partial Tags
Displays simple tags without names for inline elements, while block elements are not displayed.
No Tags
No tags are displayed. This is the most compact mode and is as close as possible to a word-processor view.
Configure Tags Display Mode
Use this option to go to the Author preferences page where you can configure the Tags Display Mode options.
Profiling/Conditional Text Submenu
Edit Profiling Attributes
Allows you to configure the profiling attributes and their values.
Show Profiling Colors and Styles
Select this option to turn on conditional styling.
Show Profiling Attributes
Select this option to turn on conditional text markers. They are displayed at the end of conditional text blocks, as a list of attribute name and their currently set values.
Show Excluded Content
When this option is selected, the content filtered by the currently applied condition set is grayed-out. To show only the content that matches the currently applied condition set, deselect this option.
List of all profiling condition sets that match the current document type
You can click a listed condition set to activate it.
Profiling Settings
Opens the profiling options preferences page, where you can manage profiling attributes and profiling conditions sets. You can also configure the profiling styles and colors options from the colors/styles preferences page and the attributes rendering preferences page.

TEI Contextual Menu Actions

In addition to many of the TEI toolbar actions and the general Author mode contextual menu actions, the following TEI framework-specific actions are also available in the contextual menu when editing in Author mode:

Table Actions
The following table editing actions are available in the contextual menu when it is invoked on a table:
Insert Rows
Opens a dialog box that allows you to insert any number of rows and specify the position where they will be inserted (Above or Below the current row).
Delete Row(s)
Deletes the table row located at cursor position or multiple rows in a selection.
Insert Columns
Opens a dialog box that allows you to insert any number of columns and specify the position where they will be inserted (Above or Below the current column).
Delete Column(s)
Deletes the table column located at cursor position or multiple columns in a selection.
Join Cells
Joins the content of the selected cells (both horizontally and vertically).
Split Cell
Splits the cell at the cursor location. If Oxygen XML Author detects more than one option to split the cell, a dialog box will be displayed that allows you to select the number of rows or columns to split the cell into.
Sort
Sorts cells or list items in a table.
Table Properties
Opens the Table properties dialog box that allows you to configure properties of a table (such as frame borders).
Other Actions submenu
This submenu give you access to all the usual contextual menu actions.

TEI ODD Drag/Drop Actions

Dragging a file from the Project view or DITA Maps Manager view and dropping it into a TEI ODD document that is edited in Author mode, creates a link to the dragged file (the ptr element with the target attribute) at the drop location.