Restrictive editing?

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sderrick
Posts: 210

Restrictive editing?

Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:14 pm

We have many xml(TEI) documents that have the "text" in English. The structure is as important as the text.

Normally our translators use Word to type in the translated edition and then we go through a laborious process of getting that .doc format into the correct and identical XML structure the English translation is in.

I would like our translators to just use Oxygen as the editor to do their translation work in, starting with the English document and replacing that text with the foreign language text. They would do this in author mode.

However I would like to restrict what they can edit, mainly the structure, the XML tags. If not prevent them from changing or deleting a tag, have a warning pop up that they are attempting to change the XML structure, so they will know to not do that.

I've looked for a way to do this but haven't found one? Is this functionality available?

thanks,

Scott
sderrick
Posts: 210

Re: Restrictive editing?

Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:28 pm

I just found

Editor / Edit modes / Text / "Lock the XML Tags"!

Which as first blush looked like exactly what I wanted.

However I don't see that option in "Author Mode"? Really! :cry:

Scott
Radu
Posts: 5224

Re: Restrictive editing?

Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:08 am

Hi Scott,

However I don't see that option in "Author Mode"? Really!


Well, we had some plans for this but we never got around to implementing the Lock Tags in the Author page. I added your vote for this and the thread will be updated if we have more news on the subject.

But we have a lot of Java API which could potentially be used to accomplish this (via a plugin which could be installed in an Oxygen existing installation). If you contact us via support@oxygenxml.com I could try to find some time and come up with a sample plugin.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
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