Does the Web Author support file transformation?

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chentingcathy
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Does the Web Author support file transformation?

Post by chentingcathy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:50 am

Hi there,

When I set up the XML Web Author, I can only find the basic edit and review functions. Can I transform markdown files into pdf files in the Web Oxygen? Or is there any API or sample code to add this functionality?

Thanks.

cristi_talau
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Re: Does the Web Author support file transformation?

Post by cristi_talau » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:38 am

Hello,

Oxygen XML Web Author currently supports only XML formats such as DITA, DocBook, TEI and XHTML. It currently does not have support for publishing (to PDF) and for Markdown.

I can give you pointers to some ways in which you can convert Markdown to PDF using an intermediate XML-based format:
1. You can use Markdown files in a DITA project. There is a DITA-OT plugin that converts those files to DITA when publishing [1]. You also need to use the Oxygen Chemistry PDF engine [2], [3] and use it asto obtain a PDF output.
2. Convert Markdown to XHTML using either Pandoc [4] or Oxygen XML Editor [5], then use again Oxygen Chemistry PDF engine to obtain the output.

Best,
Cristian

[1] https://github.com/jelovirt/org.lwdita
[2] https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/ ... index.html
[3] https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/ ... _dita.html
[4] https://pandoc.org/
[5] https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/ ... xport-html

cristi_talau
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Re: Does the Web Author support file transformation?

Post by cristi_talau » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:55 pm

Hello,

I am updating this forum post to let you know that Oxygen XML Web Author version 21.0 is now released [1] and it has support for editing Markdown files. You can find more details in our documentation: https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/ ... types.html.

Best,
Cristian

[1] https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_web_author/whats_new.html

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