[oXygen-user] Minor Annoyance: Unable to Force Map Document into Map Manager

Radu Coravu
Tue Sep 21 09:18:24 CDT 2010

Hi Eliot,

Thanks for the feedback.

That's kind of a strange use case as from what I knew the "ditamap" 
extensions was kind of imposed on all DITA Maps:

The only idea I have as a workaround is to right click on the Project 
view's root, select "New->Logical Folders from Web" and choose the 
remote Webdav folder. Then in the Project view you will be able to right 
click the DITA Map remote file and choose "Open with->DITA Maps Manager".

Also in the Oxygen Preferences->"File Types" page there is a setting 
called "Treat as DITA Maps Files matching". If you add the XML extension 
there, you will be asked each time an XML is opened in which part to 
open it (DITA Maps Manager or the main editor area).

The drag and drop feature of the editor's tab to the DITA Maps Manager 
has been asked of us before but the current used docking architecture 
does not allow us to accomplish it.

Maybe we can either re-add the Open URL button on the DITA Maps Manager 
toolbar or make the Open button a drop-down with the Open URL as a choice.


Radu Coravu
<oXygen/>  XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

On 9/21/2010 4:46 PM, Eliot Kimber wrote:
> In RSuite all documents are provided to WebDAV clients with an extension of
> ".xml". Thus if I open a DITA map Oxygen opens it in the editor window, not
> the map manager.
> Having done that I couldn't find a way to put the document in the map
> manager--I had hoped that I could just drag the tab from the editor pane to
> the map manager but that doesn't appear to be implemented.
> Likewise, the Map Manager doesn't have its own Open URL button so I couldn't
> get there by that route.
> Would it be possible/sensible to allow map documents to be dragged from the
> editing view to the Map Manager?
> Cheers,
> E.

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