Widen window "bounding box" in Author mode to fill available screen space?

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Drew
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Widen window "bounding box" in Author mode to fill available screen space?

Post by Drew » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:34 pm

I've tried to find this in the Author mode UI. I've googled. I've tried to search this forum. I've consulted the F1 help. Seems like a simple problem, but I haven't been able to find anything about it.

In Author mode, I maximize the Oxygen window. I have only the main document showing - no Attributes view etc.

I can zoom in and out using Control + mouse wheel. But that changes only very slightly the "bounding box" that seems to delimit the displayed document. About 1/2 of my screen real estate is wasted: 1/4 of it is wasted whitespace (blank area) to the left of this box, and 1/4 of it is the same to the right of the box.

How can I fill the entire O2 window with the displayed document? What's the purpose of showing all that whitespace and limiting the effective display of a document to only ~1/2 of the screen space?

At first I thought the problem was showing long element tags, with lots of attributes. But showing no tags or partial tags does nothing to alleviate the problem.

This is really annoying. I'm sure I'm just missing something simple. But finding that doesn't seem to be simple.

Radu
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Re: Widen window "bounding box" in Author mode to fill available screen space?

Post by Radu » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:12 am

Hi Drew,

After you open an XML document in Oxygen's Author visual editing mode, there is a "Styles" drop down button on the toolbar which has a visual style called "Full Width".
Sorry for the inconvenience. We took the decision to show by default the editing area as page-like because sometimes on very wide monitors editing text on the entire screen means constantly moving your head from side to side to read the text lines so we wanted to somehow bring to the middle of the visible area the edited text.

Regards,
Radu
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