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    Version 18.0 - April 21, 2016
    Version 18.0.1 - August 9, 2016
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    Version 19.1 - September 29, 2017

Oxygen XML Web Author 18.0

April 21, 2016

Oxygen XML Web Author version 18.0.0 is the latest major release for the innovative web-based authoring tool. Its powerful technology and adaptive interface allows you to review, contribute, and edit content from anywhere, on desktops, tablets, or mobile devices. It includes a variety of new features and improvements to make your authoring, collaborating, and reviewing experience more efficient and productive than ever before.

A Tags Display Mode feature was added that allows you to control the amount of markup that is displayed in the editing pane and you can now edit the XML source code of a document in a text editing mode.

Oxygen XML Web Author now officially supports DITA 1.3 as well as Lightweight DITA.

A new reply to comment feature was also added that allows you to collaborate more easily and effectively with others through comment threads and you can mark comments or changes as being resolved.

This new version also includes various performance and security improvements and some new API methods were added to allow you to further customize Oxygen XML Web Author.

Oxygen XML Web Author

Reply to Comments & Mark as Done

You can collaborate with other members of your team more easily, taking advantage of the improved annotation support. You can now reply to comments added by others and you can also start new comment threads. Everyone that has access to the project can see the comment threads and join the discussion at any time. The Mark as done option allows you to mark a discussion thread as being completed. This is useful for marking comments that have been addressed, leaving only those that still need some attention.

Edit MathML Equations

You now have the ability to insert MathML equations. You can simply tap or click an equation to open an editing dialog box that allows you to edit the XML source code for the equation. For a more advanced MathML editor there is available a 3rd party plugin from WIRIS.

Text Editing Mode

The Oxygen XML Web Author now allows you to edit the XML source code in a text editor. The Edit as XML action switches the document to a text editing mode where you can see and edit the source code.

Multiple Tag Modes

You now have the option to change between different tag mode visualisations of the edited content. There are a variety of tag modes that allow you to control the amount of markup that is displayed. You can choose from the following tag modes: Full Tags with Attributes, Full Tags, Block Tags, Inline Tags, Partial Tags, or No Tags.

Insert DITA Topic References and Cross References

Actions were added to help you easily add topic references and cross references. When editing DITA maps, an Insert Topic Reference button on the toolbar allows you to insert a reference to a specific topic. For editing DITA topics, an Insert Cross Reference button allows you to create cross reference links to other resources.

Support for the Latest DITA Standards, Including Lightweight DITA

The DITA support has been updated to the latest versions, including support for DITA 1.3 specifications, Lightweight DITA, and DITA Open Toolkit version 2.2.3.

Report Problems

An option has been added to the toolbar that allows you to submit problems that you encounter while using the product. The form includes various tabs to allow you to choose the amount of information to be sent to our technical support team.

API: Display Reason for Read-Only Status

The WSEditorPage.setReadOnly API was added to allow you to specify a reason for a document being set as read-only. The message is displayed to the user when trying to edit the document.

API: Show Notifications to User

The NotificationManager API was added to allow you to show notifications to the user.

API: Style Filter Support

The StylesFilter API is now also supported in Web Author.

API: Specify Attribute Editing Actions

The AttributeActionsProvider API was added to allow you to specify an attribute editing action in the Attributes panel.

Content Completion

Customization of Content Completion Proposals

The elements and attributes that are proposed in the Content Completion Assistant can be customized for each framework by using a configuration file. You can configure the values that are proposed, customize the elements or attributes that are proposed, or specify a global list of elements or attributes that will be available for a particular framework.

Schemas

Multi-Lingual Support in Schematron Validation Messages

You can now specify a language to be used for Schematron validation messages with an option in the Schematron preferences page and they can be presented in multiple languages by defining the language for each message using Schematron diagnostics.