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Oxygen XML Editor provides a Grid view of an XML document. To configure the Grid options, open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences) and go to Editor > Edit modes > Grid.

The following options are available:
Compact representation
If selected, the compact representation of the grid is used: a child element is displayed beside the parent element. In the non-compact representation, a child element is nested below the parent.
Format and indent when passing from grid to text or on save
If selected, the content of the document is formatted and indented each time you switch from the Grid view to the Text view.
Default column width (characters)
Sets the default width (in characters) of a table column of the grid. A column may contain the following:
  • Element names
  • Element text content
  • Attribute names
  • Attribute values
If the total width of the grid structure is too large you can resize any column by dragging the column margins with the mouse pointer, but the change is not persistent. To make it persistent, set the new column width with this option.
Active cell color
Allows you to set the background color for the active cell of the grid. The keyboard input always goes to the active cell and the selection always contains it.
Selection color
Allows you to set the background color for the selected cells of the grid except the active cell.
Border color
Allows you to set the color used for the lines that separate the grid cells.
Background color
Allows you to set the background color of grid cells that are not selected.
Foreground color
Allows you to set the text color of the information displayed in the grid cells.
Row header colors
Background color
Allows you to set the background color of row headers that are not selected.
Active cell color
Allows you to set the background color of the row header cell that is currently active.
Selection color
Allows you to set the background color of the header cells corresponding to the currently selected rows.
Column header colors
The column headers are painted with two color gradients, one for the upper 1/3 part of the header and the other for the lower 2/3 part. The start and end colors of the first gradient are set with the first two color buttons. The start and end colors of the second gradient are set with the last two color buttons.
Background color
Allows you to set the background color of column headers that are not selected.
Active cell color
Allows you to set the background color of the column header cell that is currently active.
Selection color
Allows you to set the background color of the header cells corresponding to the currently selected columns.