[oXygen-user] Distributing Dita filters in Oxygen 15.2

Oxygen XML Editor Support (Radu Coravu)
Fri Mar 13 05:26:20 CDT 2015

Hi Nathan,

Indeed importing global options from an XML options file also resets all 
other options which have been set by the current user. In Oxygen 17 
(April-May this year) we will improve the options import and by default 
not overwrite all other user-level changes.

I'm not sure what you mean by "dita filters", do you mean you share 
transformation scenarios or Profiling Condition Sets defined in "Editor 
/ Edit modes / Author / Profiling/Conditional Text"?

Here's what you could do right now:

1) If you want to share transformation scenarios with the others:

a) In the Options menu you also have the setting to export global 
transformation scenarios. Then users can use the action "Import 
Transformation Scenarios" to import the scenarios.

b) Or you can save scenarios at project level and have all other users 
use the same Project in the Project view when working with Oxygen:

> http://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/ug-oxygen/#topics/transformation-scenarios-sharing.html

2) If you actually want to share profiling options defined in the 
Preferences->""Editor / Edit modes / Author / Profiling/Conditional 
Text"" page:

a) Either pass the entire page to Project options and then share the 
project with others:

> http://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/ug-oxygen/#topics/preferences-sharing.html

b) Or use a subject scheme map to provide fixed value lists for each 
DITA profiling attribute:

> http://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/ug-oxygen/#topics/subject-scheme-map.html

and if you have a DITAVAL file created for each of your filters, the 
preferences page has an "Import From DITAVAL" button which automatically 
updates the profiling condition sets list.


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

On 3/13/2015 7:53 AM, Nathan wrote:
> Hi,
>    We use Oxygen 15.2 and distribute dita filters via the
> default-options.xml file to our writers (using the global option). But
> whenever there is an update to this file and the file is imported by our
> writers, it wipes out the writers preset options.
>    Is there any way of retaining the authoring presets of the writers
> while allowing for us to keep distributing our dita filters this way? It
> would be great if there is a default-options.xml file where we have the
> filtering options and then a user-options.xml which can override some of
> the default options.
>    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Nathan
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