VideosWhat's New in Oxygen XML Editor 23

Overview

This video presents some of the most requested and exciting new features added in Oxygen 23, the most powerful and comprehensive version of the Oxygen suite of products to date.

Transcript

00:00:052020 has certainly been a unique and  challenging year for all of us, but  
00:00:10the Oxygen team persevered and we are very  proud to announce the release of Oxygen 23,  
00:00:16the most powerful and comprehensive version  of the Oxygen suite of products to date.  
00:00:21Here are some of the highlights of the most  requested and exciting new features.  
00:00:27As always, we focused a lot of attention  on requests submitted by the ever-expanding  
00:00:32DITA community to make the authoring experience  in Oxygen even more efficient and dynamic.  
00:00:38For example, a new option called  “Allow referenced submaps to be edited”  
00:00:44can be enabled in the DITA –  Maps preferences page ...  
00:00:48and after reopening the DITA map, you now  have the ability to edit submaps directly  
00:00:54in the DITA Maps Manager view without  needing to open them in their own tab.  
00:01:00Similarly, a new option called “Allow  referenced content to be edited”  
00:01:06can be enabled in the Author  preferences page...  
00:01:10and this means that when you use the “Open Map  in Editor with Resolved Topics” button from  
00:01:16the DITA Maps Manager’s toolbar, the DITA map  is opened in the main editor with the content  
00:01:21from all referenced topics expandable  and editable directly in the editor.  
00:01:29A new option was also added in the DITA preferences  page to enable DITA 2.0 editing support.  
00:01:38This, for instance, makes it  possible to create DITA 2.0  
00:01:42maps and topics from the new document wizard.  
00:01:49Oxygen now includes a dynamic feature  where certain editing events will trigger  
00:01:54a floating toolbar with common editing actions  that are available in the current context.  
00:01:58This increases your productivity by making your  DITA editing experience even more efficient.  
00:02:08On the DITA publishing side... You now have the ability to run  
00:02:13multiple DITA-OT or Ant transformation scenarios  simultaneously. This helps to reduce the amount  
00:02:20of time it takes for the publishing engine  to finish transforming large projects.  
00:02:33After configuring the transformation  scenarios however you like...  
00:02:37when more than one is selected  in the configuration dialog box,  
00:02:42you then have access to a new option to  Run the transformations in parallel.  
00:02:50Image maps are now fully supported  in CSS-based PDF output.  
00:02:55When configuring the DITA Map to PDF based  on HTML5 & CSS transformation scenario,  
00:03:02you now have access to a few new parameters  that instruct the publishing engine to show  
00:03:06the shapes and numbers over the  top of the published image.  
00:03:25In the output, the shapes and numbers are  rendered as clickable areas within the image  
00:03:30and the list of links are presented below it.  
00:03:36The development team continued  to integrate and improve various  
00:03:39add-ons that extend Oxygen’s functionality.  
00:03:42A vast amount of improvements and new features have been added to the Git Client since the last  major release. One example is a new toolbar button  
00:03:50that opens the Git Branch Manager side view. It presents all the local and remote branches  
00:03:56as a tree. You can double-click to switch to  that branch and various actions were added to  
00:04:02the contextual menu to make it very easy to check  out branches, and to create or delete branches.  
00:04:10A new Terminology Checker add-on is now available.  You can create a terminology file with a set of  
00:04:16rules for each term and flagged terms are  displayed in a Terminology Helper view.  
00:04:22This view offers some contextual menu actions  for replacing the highlighted content...  
00:04:27and flagged terms are also  highlighted in the main editor pane  
00:04:30where an inline drop-down menu offers  proposals for replacing the term.  
00:04:38Another new add-on is available that  provides support for helping translators.  
00:04:43It provides access to contextual menu  action to show the current content  
00:04:48in a Translator Helper side-view. You can then replace the content in the  
00:04:52editor pane with translated content  and compare them side by side.  
00:04:57Oxygen's implementation of the  diff and merge support in the  
00:05:00Eclipse plugin now includes a text-based mode. There are several ways to trigger a comparison  
00:05:06and you can even do a 3-way comparison  if a common ancestor exists.  
00:05:12It automatically opens the comparison in the  visual mode, but there is now a toolbar button  
00:05:17for switching to the text-based mode... and it has the same features and options  
00:05:23that are available in the file comparison tool  included in the standalone version of Oxygen.  
00:05:31As usual, we did not forget  about our JSON users.  
00:05:36You can now edit JSON and JSON Schema documents  in the visual Author editing mode and you have  
00:05:42access to the various features and actions  that are available for XML documents.  
00:05:47For example, it has content  completion and validation support...  
00:05:56you can use form controls or  inline editing widgets...  
00:06:00and you can query properties and  values using XPath expressions.  
00:06:09Oxgyen now includes a handy tool for generating  documentation for a JSON Schema file.  
00:06:16Once you specify the path to  the JSON Schema and the output  
00:06:20file path, the documentation is  generated in HTML format.  
00:06:29A variety of exciting new features were added for  the innovative online Oxygen XML Web Author.  
00:06:37Over the past few years, one of the most  requested features from Web Author users  
00:06:41has been the ability for teams to edit  and review content concurrently.  
00:06:46You can share your editing session by  sending its URL to other collaborators...  
00:06:52and then you and your colleagues can edit and  review the same document simultaneously.  
00:06:59The concurrent editing session continues  as long as you keep the document open  
00:07:03and the person who originally shared the session  is the only one who can save the document.  
00:07:14A new option was added in the DITA Map Display  Mode drop-down menu to Edit Topic Content.  
00:07:21The DITA map is then displayed with its content  from all referenced topics expanded and you can  
00:07:26edit the referenced content directly.
00:07:31Web Author now includes a dynamic feature where certain editing events will trigger a floating toolbar.  
00:07:39It includes editing actions that are available  in the current editing context. This increases  
00:07:45your productivity by giving you easier access to  the most common editing and styling actions.  
00:07:54You now have the ability to transform  Web Author content to PDF.  
00:07:58Oxygen PDF Chemistry is used  behind the scenes to produce  
00:08:02the PDF and it is customizable using CSS.  
00:08:13and paste it into an external application  and the HTML structure is preserved.  
00:08:21It is now easier to open links within documents,  simply by using the Control Click shortcut...  
00:08:29and it opens the link in a new browser tab.  
00:08:35Support was added for Bitbucket  Server integrations.  
00:08:40You can commit changes in a document  to the Bitbucket repository...  
00:08:47and after a successful commit...  
00:08:52you then have the option to view  it on the Bitbucket server.  
00:08:57These were just some of the most highly  anticipated new features added in version 23.  
00:09:03For a complete list of all the  additions, updates, and implementations,  
00:09:07go to our What's New page on our website.