New Document Wizard

Oxygen XML Editor plugin supports a wide range of document types. The New Document wizard presents the default associations between a file extension and the type of editor that opens the file. The New Document wizard only creates a skeleton document. It may contain a root element, the document prolog, and possibly other child elements depending on options that are specific for each schema type.

The Oxygen XML Editor plugin includes a series of Eclipse wizards for easy document creation. If you use these wizards, Oxygen XML Editor plugin automatically completes the following details:
  • The system ID or schema location of a new XML document.
  • The minimal markup of a DocBook article, or the namespace declarations of a Relax NG schema.

New Document Wizard

The New Document wizard allows you to create various types of documents and provides some options that help you to configure the new document. To use this wizard to create a new document in Oxygen XML Editor plugin, follow these steps:
  1. Click the New button on the toolbar or select File > New > Other > Oxygen XML Editor plugin.
    Tip: You can also select New from Templates to create a document based upon predefined templates or custom templates.

    Result: The New Document wizard is displayed with all the supported document types.

  2. Select the type of document that you want to create.
    Tip: You can use the text filter field at the top of the dialog box to search for a specific template.
  3. Click the Next button.
    Result: The next wizard page allows you to select a path where you want to store the new file and for some document types it includes some customization options. If you selected XML File or XML Schema (XSD) File for the type of document, you need to select the storage path and click Next again to reach customization options.
    Note: For DITA documents, the dialog box includes some additional options for generating a title, file name, and root ID attribute. For more information, see Creating a New DITA Topic.
  4. After configuring the options in this wizard, click Finish to create the file. If the Open file for editing when done option is selected, the new file will be opened in the appropriate editor.

XML File Type

Figure: New XML File Configuration Options

If you selected XML File for the type of document you want to create, the wizard will include the following options:
  • URL - Specifies the path to the schema file. When you select a file, Oxygen XML Editor plugin analyzes its content and tries to fill in the rest of the dialog box.
  • Schema Type - Allows you to select the schema type. The following options are available: XML Schema, DTD, RelaxNG XML syntax, RelaxNG compact syntax, and NVDL.
  • Public ID - Specifies the PUBLIC identifier declared in the document prolog.
  • Namespace - Specifies the document namespace.
  • Prefix - Specifies the prefix for the namespace of the document root.
  • Root Element - Populated with elements defined in the specified schema, enables selection of the element used as document root.
  • Description pane - A small description of the selected document root.
  • Add Optional Content - If you select this option, the elements and attributes defined in the XML Schema as optional are generated in the skeleton XML document.
  • Add First Choice Particle - If you select this option, Oxygen XML Editor plugin generates the first element of an xs:choice schema element in the skeleton XML document. Oxygen XML Editor plugin creates this document in a new editor panel when you click Finish.

XSL Stylesheet File Type

Figure: New XSL Document Configuration Options

If you selected Stylesheet (XSL) File for the type of file you want to create, the wizard will include the following options:
  • Stylesheet version - Allows you to select the Stylesheet version number. You can select from: 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0.
  • Add documentation annotations - Select this option to generate the stylesheet annotation documentation.

XML Schema (XSD) File Type

Figure: New XML Schema Configuration Options

If you selected XML Schema (XSD) File for the type of file you want to create, the wizard will include the following options:
  • Default XML Schema version - Select this option to use the XML Schema version defined in the XML Schema preferences page.
  • XML Schema 1.0 - Sets the minVersion attribute to 1.0 and the maxVersion attribute to 1.1.
  • XML Schema 1.1 - Sets the minVersion attribute to 1.1.
  • Target namespace - Allows you to specify the schema target namespace.
  • Namespace prefix declaration table - This table contains namespace prefix declarations. Table information can be managed using the New and Delete buttons.
    Tip: For further details on how you can set the version of an XML Schema, go to Setting the XML Schema Version.

Schematron File Type

Figure: New Schematron Configuration Options

If you selected Schematron File for the type of file you want to create and selected the Customize option, the configuration dialog box will include the following option:
  • Schematron version - Specifies the Schematron version. Possible options: 1.5 (deprecated) and ISO.
    Note: Starting with version 16.0 of Oxygen XML Editor plugin, the support for Schematron 1.5 is deprecated. It is recommended to use ISO Schematron instead.