Creating or Opening Documents

How to create and open documents.

The Oxygen XML Web Author has a user-friendly Dashboard and if a particular plugin registers a create or open action, then it will include sections for creating and opening documents for plugin integrations. You can easily access the Dashboard at any time while editing documents by simply clicking the Oxygen XML Web Author icon at the top-left corner of the screen.

Figure: Oxygen XML Web Author Dashboard

Create a New Document

To create a new document, follow these steps:
  1. Go to your Oxygen XML Web Author Dashboard page.
  2. In the New section, click the icon for the particular plugin. This opens a dialog box that allows you to select a new file template.
    Note: If your connection has not yet been configured, a configuration dialog box will be displayed that provides instructions for configuring and selecting the URL for the connection.
  3. Select a file template and click OK. This opens a dialog box that allows you browse for a destination path.
  4. Select a destination path and name for the new document.

The new document will be opened in a new tab.

Open a Document

To open a document, follow these steps:
  1. Go to your Oxygen XML Web Author Dashboard page.
  2. In the Open section, click the icon for the particular plugin. This opens a dialog box that allows you to browse for a file.
    Note: If your connection has not yet been configured, a configuration dialog box will be displayed that provides instructions for configuring and selecting the URL for the connection.
  3. To change the repository, click the Edit button in the top-right corner and select the repository and branch in the subsequent dialog box.
    Tip: If the file is not already in your repository, you can use the Upload File action at the top-right corner of the dialog box to upload it to the repository before selecting it.
  4. Once you have found the file you want to open, select it and click OK.
The selected document will be opened in a new tab.
Note: If you try to open a file whose format is not supported, a page will be displayed that explains that the document could not be loaded. This page includes a Download file button that allows you to download the file so you can view or edit it in a local system application.

Unlocking a File Stored on a WebDAV Connection

When opening files on a WebDAV server, by default the files are automatically locked to prevent anyone using another connection to that WebDAV server from changing the file. There is an option that can be disabled by a system administrator to change this behavior.

To unlock WebDAV files, a system administrator can follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Administration Page.
  2. Select Plugins.
  3. Click the Configure icon for the WebDAV plugin.
  4. Disable the Lock resources on open option.