Will Oxygen replace Arbortext for 40051 TM development

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MSOMERS
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Will Oxygen replace Arbortext for 40051 TM development

Post by MSOMERS » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:16 pm

Note: My question comes from my uninformed management perspective.

We've historically developed many technical manuals but in this case we need to develop a small TM IAW US MIL-STD 400051 in XML format utilizing prescribed DTDs and FOSI. This is a small, quick reaction effort so I have no interest in taking on Arbortext. Is there a workable Oxygen solution??

Thanks for indulging the general question.

Radu
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Re: Will Oxygen replace Arbortext for 40051 TM development

Post by Radu » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:58 am

Hi,

Oxygen does not have out of the box support for this standard. Being a generic XML editing tool, if you provide Oxygen with a DTD to use for validation and content completion and a CSS for editing the XML in the Author visual editing mode, then Oxygen will have some support for your vocabulary:

http://blog.oxygenxml.com/2014/08/the-o ... works.html

But you would need to invest some time in customizing Oxygen to work with your XML vocabulary.

Regards,
Radu
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davidcoe
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Re: Will Oxygen replace Arbortext for 40051 TM development

Post by davidcoe » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:21 pm

I use Oxygen for 40051 TM development but the LOGSA stylesheets have to be modified/rewritten to produce good PDFs for page-based TMs. I haven't successfully rewritten those stylesheets due to time constraints. I usually author in Oxygen and publish with Arbortext print composer.

kwuser
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Re: Will Oxygen replace Arbortext for 40051 TM development

Post by kwuser » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:56 pm

Just wondering if this is still the case. I am looking to purchase an XML Editing/Authoring tool for Mac OS and wondering if this is a compliment to Arbortext for Mac OS.

Radu
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Re: Will Oxygen replace Arbortext for 40051 TM development

Post by Radu » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:20 am

Hi,

Oxygen XML Editor still does not have out of the box support for this particular XML vocabulary. If you provide the DTD Oxygen will give you editing and validation support for the XML documents. If you provide a CSS you will also be able to visually edit the XML documents. Also there is no publishing support included.

Regards,
Radu
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