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Batch Documents Converter Add-on

Oxygen XML Author offers an add-on that contributes actions in the following submenus:

  • Batch Documents Converter submenu located in the Tools menu and the contextual menu of resources in the Project view.
  • Additional conversions submenu located in File > Import/Convert.
  • Import submenu located in the Append child, Insert Before, and Insert After submenus from the contextual menu of the DITA Maps Manager view.
The first time you invoke any of these actions, Oxygen XML Author will present a dialog box asking if you want to install it. Once installed, you need to restart Oxygen XML Author and those same actions will then contain the list of available conversions. Selecting an action from the submenu will open a dialog box where you can configure the options for the corresponding conversion. You can batch convert between the following formats:
  • HTML to XHTML
  • HTML to DITA
  • Markdown to XHTML
  • Markdown to DITA
  • JSON to XML
  • XML to JSON
  • JSON to YAML
  • YAML to JSON
  • HTML to DocBook4
  • HTML to DocBook5
  • Markdown to DocBook4
  • Markdown to DocBook5
  • Excel to DITA
  • Word (.doc or .docx) to XHTML
  • Word (.doc or .docx) to DITA
  • Word (.doc or .docx) to DocBook4
  • Word (.doc or .docx) to DocBook5

When actions are invoked from the contextual menu of the DITA Maps Manager view, the resulting documents from the conversion are automatically inserted in the map as follows:

  • Actions from Append child inserts map nodes as children of the currently selected node.
  • Actions from Insert Before inserts map nodes as siblings of the currently selected node, above the current node in the map.
  • Actions from Insert After inserts map nodes as siblings of the currently selected node, below the current node in the map.

For more information, see the details for this Batch Converter add-on in GitHub.