[oXygen-user] The New File->New Dialog Not Cutting It

George Cristian Bina
Mon Sep 20 08:54:24 CDT 2010

Hi Eliot,

We can add a flat mode / tree mode switch.
The tree mode will be the actual mode. The flat mode will still present 
the Recent, Global, Frameworks/[framework] structure but will not go 
deeper that that. The files will be presented with their name and with 
the eventual folder location as suffix. What do you think of this approach?

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

On 9/20/10 4:33 PM, Eliot Kimber wrote:
> On 9/20/10 8:29 AM, "George Cristian Bina"<>  wrote:
>> Hi Eliot,
>> Have you tried the filtering support? If you type for example D4P in the
>> filter box (that has the initial focus) then you should be able to see
>> exactly your DITA for Publishers templates, no matter where they were
>> placed. Please try this and let us know if it is of any help.
> That definitely does get me to the templates, but it does require typing
> that wasn't required before.
> But I can't think off the top of my head of a way to avoid the need for
> typing, short of making the Global Templates list flat (that is, not reflect
> containing directories).
> Cheers,
> E.
>> Best Regards,
>> George
>> --
>> George Cristian Bina
>> <oXygen/>  XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
>> http://www.oxygenxml.com
>> On 9/17/10 5:56 PM, Eliot Kimber wrote:
>>> I'm finding the new File->New dialog to be must less convenient than the old
>>> one.
>>> One issue I have is that I have many different "templates" directories. I
>>> carefully name my template documents so they sort together, e.g, "D4P -
>>> Chapter.dita", "D4P - Article.dita", etc. That works really well in the flat
>>> list of templates. I tend to organize my templates by type within a
>>> containing directory named "templates": templates/topics, templates/maps,
>>> templates/word, templates/indesign, etc.
>>> In Oxygen 11 I could point to the ancestor templates directory and
>>> everything just worked. Very convenient.
>>> But in the new system, each containing directory is reflected in the New
>>> File tree, so I get a lot of "templates" entries under the Global Templates
>>> item, with no way to distinguish which project a given templates directory
>>> is for.
>>> Short of bringing back the old dialog, I think an easy fix would be to make
>>> Global Templates a flat list like the old dialog.
>>> Otherwise I can't think of any easy change that would make the new dialog
>>> behave usefully with the way I currently have my templates organized.
>>> One of the nice aspects of the old template mechanism was it meant that I
>>> didn't have to have a templates/ directory that was designed specifically
>>> for Oxygen, since the use of Oxygen is as much for my own convenience as it
>>> is for my clients.
>>> That is, I want my "templates" directory to be the holder for any kind of
>>> template for any tool or purpose for which templates is useful, not a
>>> specific "Oxygen templates" directory.
>>> Cheers,
>>> E.

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