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by Graham Hannington
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Oxygen XML editor feature comparison: Standalone, Web, Eclipse
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Oxygen XML editor feature comparison: Standalone, Web, Eclipse

I'm familiar with, and like, the "standalone" Oxygen XML Author Windows desktop application. I'm aware of, but I have not used, the Oxygen XML Author Eclipse Plugin and Oxygen XML Web Author. I have studied the Oxygen XML Feature Matrix . The matrix row for "Find and replace in all project files" in...
by Graham Hannington
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Syntax diagrams in SVG
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Syntax diagrams in SVG

Dear Oxygen developers, I spend much of my time developing IBM-brand documentation. In that doc ecosystem, syntax diagrams in DITA now get formatted to SVG. However, I've recently started working on a non-IBM-brand product, outside the IBM doc ecosystem. I've just tried formatting a DITA topic with ...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Index "preview"
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Index "preview"

Thanks Radu!
by Graham Hannington
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Feature Request
Topic: Index "preview"
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Index "preview"

I'm converting a set of documentation topics from Markdown to DITA. I'm using Oxygen XML Author 22.1. Two of the output formats for this DITA source are: PDF with a "back-of-book" index HTML with an Index pane In both cases, the index is looking pretty sparse right now, because the newly converted D...
by Graham Hannington
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: How do I create a new "non-experimental" DITA map ?
Replies: 1
Views: 282

How do I create a new "non-experimental" DITA map ?

I'm using Oxygen XML Author 22.1. I have existing ditamaps with the following document type declaration: <!DOCTYPE map PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DITA Map//EN" "map.dtd"> I want to create more of these. However, in Oxygen, File > New > DITA > Maps presents only the single option "Map (Lightweight - Exper...
by Graham Hannington
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Batch Refactoring > Rename Resource
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Batch Refactoring > Rename Resource

I want to rename all of the .dita files that a .ditamap refers to. I want Oxygen to automatically change all references, including cross-references, to the old file names to the new file names. I can do this in Oxygen interactively, one file at a time, using Refactoring > Rename/Move Resource. That'...
by Graham Hannington
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: Oxygen WebHelp-based site for an enterprise's entire set of products?
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Oxygen WebHelp-based site for an enterprise's entire set of products?

Suppose that: I have several dozen software products The product (user) documentation is in DITA The documentation authors use Oxygen XML Author I want to publish the documentation for all of these products—in fact, for the multiple supported versions of all products—on a single website For an examp...
by Graham Hannington
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Empty lines in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2952

Re: Empty lines in Author mode

I have the same issue (XML Author 17.1, build 2015102718). For example, Author mode shows blank lines between <p> elements in <context> elements in DITA task topics. It's distracting. The blank lines don't appear in Text mode, and they don't get saved. I don't want to have to make per-element tweaks...
by Graham Hannington
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Nice one, thanks Radu! I'll get that release from my IBM contacts when it's available.
by Graham Hannington
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Hi Radu, I also have some IBM contacts whom I could ask if you want... Yes, please. That's very kind of you, I would appreciate that. I have no influence there (I am not an IBM employee); I do not have direct contact with the person who performs this customization; neither do I have access to the re...
by Graham Hannington
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Hi Radu, Do you have the same rendering on your side? No. I am currently editing a DITA reference topic. The internal part of the page is gray, rgb(251, 251, 251). I suspect I am experiencing behavior caused by a "third-party" customization; or, perhaps, your customization on behalf of that third pa...
by Graham Hannington
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Hi Radu, Are you usually defining index terms only in the prolog metadata section or also in paragraphs? Usually only in the topic prolog. Occasionally in the topic content, such as paragraphs. Not yet in maps, although that might happen in the future. We did not want to add line breaks because inde...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: DITA (Editing and Publishing DITA Content)
Topic: CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

CSS-injected parentheses before and after indexterm in Author mode

Author mode uses CSS to display parentheses before and after <indexterm> content. (Oxygen XML Author 17.1.) I'm sure I'll get over it, but I find this behavior disconcerting to the point of being annoying, especially since those CSS-injected parentheses have exactly the same display attributes as th...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Default appearance of tags in Author mode is too intrusive
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Default appearance of tags in Author mode is too intrusive

Hi Radu, if you want feedback from other Oxygen Users for your customization ideas you can register on the Oxygen Users List That's a good idea, thanks. With apologies if I've missed the guidelines; I'm a little fuzzy on whether to post here or to the list. As you suggest, the list is a better optio...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Default appearance of tags in Author mode is too intrusive
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Default appearance of tags in Author mode is too intrusive

Hi Radu, An observation from a newbie Oxygen user with experience in other XML editors: I find the default appearance of tags in Author mode too intrusive. The tags are too visually similar to the content. I have customized the appearance in Options ► Preferences ► Editor ► Edit modes ► Author ► Tag...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?

A follow up, for what it's worth (again, just logging my thoughts and actions as a newbie Oxygen user): I have defined the following keyboard shortcuts in the Selection category, corresponding to the Document > Select menu options listed previously: Content : Ctrl+Alt+C Element : Ctrl+Alt+E Parent :...
by Graham Hannington
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?

Hi Ranu, Thank you for your clear and concise explanation of this behavior, including the rationale and use cases. All of that makes sense, and is very helpful. Where previously I was mystified, and thought that perhaps I was doing something wrong, or - I didn't mention it in my previous post, but i...
by Graham Hannington
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Keyboard selection of elements in Author mode is odd; what am I doing wrong?

I have just started using Oxygen (17.1, on Windows 10) to edit DITA. I have used several other validating XML editors, including Arbortext. Oxygen's keyboard-based edit selection behavior in Author mode strikes me as odd. This makes me think that I'm doing something wrong; or at least, missing somet...