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In Oxygen XML Author, a perspective refers to an interface layout geared towards a specific editing environment. Each perspective includes a unique set of interface objects, toolbars, views, and features. You can change the perspective by selecting the respective icon () in the top-right corner of Oxygen XML Author or by selecting the perspective from the Window > Open Perspective menu.

The perspectives that are available in Oxygen XML Author are:
  • Editor - The most commonly used perspective and it is used to edit XML documents.
  • DITA - Provides an editing environment with default side-views and other interface components that are optimal for working with DITA projects.
  • Database - Used to browse and manage databases.