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When you create a new transformation scenario or edit an existing one, a configuration dialog box allows you to customize the transformation with various options in several tabs.

The Output tab allows you to configure options that are related to the location where the output is generated.

Figure: Output Settings Tab

You can specify the following parameters:
Base directory
All the relative paths that appear as values in parameters are considered relative to the base directory. The default value is the directory where the transformed map is located. You can specify the path by using the text field, the Insert Editor Variables button, or the Browse button.
Temporary files directory
This directory is used to store pre-processed temporary files until the final output is obtained. You can specify the path by using the text field, the Insert Editor Variables button, or the Browse button.
Output directory
The folder where the content of the final output is stored. You can specify the path by using the text field, the Insert Editor Variables button, or the Browse button.
Note: If the DITA map or topic is opened from a remote location or a ZIP file, the parameters must specify absolute paths.
Open in Browser/System Application
If selected, Oxygen XML Editor automatically opens the result of the transformation in a system application associated with the file type of the result (for example, in Windows PDF files are often opened in Acrobat Reader).
Note: To set the web browser that is used for displaying HTML/XHTML pages, go to Options > Preferences > Global, and set it in the Default Internet browser field.
  • Output file - When Open in Browser/System Application is selected, you can use this button to automatically open the default output file at the end of the transformation.
  • Other location - When Open in Browser/System Application is selected, you can use this option to open the file specified in this field at the end of the transformation. You can specify the path by using the text field, the Insert Editor Variables button, or the Browse button.
Open in editor
When this is option is selected, at the end of the transformation, the default output file is opened in a new editor panel with the appropriate built-in editor type (for example, if the result is an XML file it is opened in the built-in XML editor, or if it is an XSL-FO file it is opened with the built-in FO editor).

At the bottom of the pane there is a link to the Console options preferences page that contains options to control the display of the console output received from the publishing engine.