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Oxygen XML Web Author provides an intuitive interface for editing various types of XML documents and includes a variety of powerful features and editing actions to help make your tasks as simple and efficient as possible.

The visual editing mode in Oxygen XML Web Author includes a toolbar with actions that are specific to the type of document you are editing, an editing pane where you add and edit the content, and a menu panel on the right side with some helper views.

Main Editing Area

The main editing pane includes a breadcrumb stripe at the top of the pane that shows the hierarchical XML structure of the current document, from document root to the current element. It is a useful tool that helps you to quickly navigate to specific elements in the document structure and allows you to visualize the XML element structure. The last element listed in the breadcrumb is the element at the current cursor position. The last element also has a thin blue bar above it for easier identification. Clicking an element from the breadcrumb selects the entire element in the editor area. The breadcrumb also includes a contextual menu with some common editing actions (such as Cut, Copy, Paste, and Rename Element).

The main editing pane allows you to create, review, and edit structured content in a visual editor that is similar to common word processors. It includes a large variety of user-friendly authoring features to help even novice users work with XML content, including numerous toolbar, contextual menu, and shortcut actions, a powerful Content Completion Assistant, Smart Paste support, and validation features.

Figure: Web Author Main Editing Area

Right-Side Menu Panel

Oxygen XML Web Author also has a panel on the right side of the screen that includes useful views and a variety of editing actions. If this panel is not displayed, click the arrow button () on the far right side of the editor.

Figure: Web Author Right-Side Menu Panel

The following views can be accessed from the panel on the right side of the editor:
  • Review - Displays the tracked changes and comments that have been added to the document by you or other content authors. Each change or comment includes actions such as Reply, Mark as Done, Accept or Reject changes, and Change or Remove comments. See the How to Perform Common Review Tasks topic for more information.
  • Attributes - Displays the attributes of the selected element and their values. You can also add or edit attributes and their values. The Attributes panel also presents attribute values that are imposed by a subject scheme. See the Set an Attribute Value section of How to Perform Common Editing Tasks for more information.
  • Validation - Provides information about validation problems and offers proposals for resolving them (if a Quick Fix is available). See Validating XML Documents for more information.