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.

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