George Bina | 25 May 23:41 2016

Upcoming oXygen webinars

Hi all,

We scheduled 5 webinars for the following months covering DITA, 
Schematron + Schematron Quick Fixes and related topics. You can find 
below the list of webinars and links to a page that lists more details 
for each, including the registration link. Each webinar is on a Thursday 
starting at 8:00 AM PDT = 11:00 AM EDT = 5:00 PM CEST.

* Getting started with DITA and oXygen XML Editor (May 26th)

* Guided authoring: enforcing editing rules (June 16th)

* DITA reuse and filtering (June 30th)

* Understanding and developing Schematron Quick Fixes (on July

* DITA publishing with oXygen XML Editor (July 28th)

Hope you will join us, learn new things about oXygen and get answers to 
your questions!

Best Regards,
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Don Cwiklowski | 25 May 20:15 2016


Is there a way to export the list of Menu Shortcuts?


I’m trying to produce a simple reference that would contain the pertinent shortcuts for our writers. I tried exporting the Globabl Options and viewing the file, but the shortcuts are not in there.

I tried selecting the entire table in the Preferences menu, but it would only let me select a single row.


Thanks in advance. I might try posting this to the user group, as well.

Using Oxygen 17.1.

Don Cwiklowski, Jr.
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Sanford, Richard C | 20 May 21:49 2016

Tags view in oXygen Author mode

I’m creating authoring guidelines for a group of training developers who will use oXygen XML Author to edit DITA content in Author mode. I would like to be able to recommend a tags view. The screen captures, and sometimes the procedures in my documentation, are dependent on the tags view. Since I use Text mode 99% of the time, I would appreciate advice on the most usable, or the most commonly used, tags view.

One of the training developers is experienced in Structured FrameMaker; the others have little or no experience with a structured authoring tool.


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[Ann] New maintenance build available for oXygen 18.0 (2016051118)

Dear oXygen users,

We announce the release of a new maintenance build (2016051118) for 
oXygen 18.0 (XML Editor, XML Developer, XML Author).
The build number can be verified in the Help -> About dialog box from 
the application (next to the version number).

You can download the new installation kits from our web site:

Here you can find the complete list of bug-fixes:

You can follow our oXygen release/build RSS feed here:

Please let us know if you encounter any problems with this new build.



Adrian Buza
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support

Tel: +1-650-352-1250 ext.2020
Fax: +40-251-461482
Nico Kutscherauer | 10 May 16:15 2016

Zoom by mouse scrolling in v18

Hi group,

I installed oXygen version 18 last weekend and noticed that the zooming behavior is different now:

In version 17 I can zoom by mouse scrolling, when I press CTRL in the same time. In version 18 this doesn't work any more.

The other ways to zoom (CTRL + "+" or by menu: Document -> Font Size -> Increase Editor Font) still works.

I compared the entries of the "Increase Editor Font" in the Shortcut list of both versions. They seems to be equal.

I have a colleague, who also installed the version 18 and is also not be able to zoom anymore by using the mouse. She is using Windows 10, I have Win 7.

What can I do to restore this nice little functionality?

Thanks, for any help!
Best Regards


Nico Kutscherauer
XML Developer

data2type GmbH
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69123 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49-(0)6221-73 912 65
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Eliot Kimber | 5 May 20:26 2016

Treating Selected Project Resources as XQuery Collection?

I want to use the XQuery against files feature to do some quick analysis:
Find topics with large tables and report those files and only those files.

It's not obvious, and I didn't find it in the help, how to do this. My
hope would be that when the scope selected in the XPath/XQuery builder is
"selected project resources" that those would be treated as a collection
so I could do e.g.:

For $doc in collection()
    Return {do stuff with the docs}

Is this possible?

The analysis I'm trying to do is to find the largest tables within the set
of documents and then report those tables sorted by size. I can do this as
an Xpath but the results are ordered by the order of the documents in the
input doc so I have to scroll through a list of 1500 results to find the
few that I'm interested in.

Of course I could do this in a standalone Xquery but I was hoping there
was a quick way to do it in the Xquery builder.



Eliot Kimber, Owner
Contrext, LLC
Pierre Attar | 3 May 12:23 2016

XML refactoring including top PI


In an RNG 1.3 DITA environment, and I try to use the Oxygen refactoring tool to enable users to convert from one topic type to an other.

For example, I want to convert

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-model href="iam.rng" type="application/xml" schematypens="" ?>
<iam xmlns:ditaarch="" id="G19-3-5">


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-model href="patientsSous.rng" type="application/xml" schematypens="" ?>
<patientsSous xmlns:ditaarch="" id="G19-3-5">

I've no problem to transform XML elements using a refactoring XSLT stylesheet but this does not affects the top front PI.

My stylesheet :

At document level, I remove any previous PI
    <xsl:template match="/">
        <xsl:apply-templates select="*"/>

At top root element, I generate the new PI before contents
    <xsl:template match="/*">
        <xsl:processing-instruction name="xml-model"> href="patientsSous.rng" type="application/xml" schematypens=""</xsl:processing-instruction>
        <patientsSous >
            <xsl:apply-templates select="node() | <at> *"/>

So, it is likely if using the refactoring tool, the stylesheet is applied only to root element, not the PI in front  of the root element.

Is it really the case ? A bug ? Anyone knows how to also modify the top front PI ?

Regards, Pierre

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Erik Zander | 28 Apr 11:23 2016

Oxygen ver 18 validating docbook 5.1 how?



I have a docbook file that conforms to the docbook 5.1CR3 schema but not 5.0.


My version attribute in the root element is set to 5.1CR3 but when I press validate it validates the document with the 5.0 schema.


Am I missing something in the requirements?



Erik Zander

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Steven Anderson | 22 Apr 17:38 2016

Re: 3 way diff/merge not possible from the command line?

I tried that, on a Mac, with the shell script, and only got the 2 way merge.  Sorry, I should have mentioned that.

On Apr 21, 2016, at 11:01 PM, Octavian Nadolu <octavian_nadolu <at>> wrote:


To start the diff from command line you need to run the following command:
diffFiles.exe or diffFiles.bat [path to left file] [path to right file] [path to ancestor file]

[path to left file]� - will be added in the left panel
[path to right file] - will be added in the right panel
[path to ancestor file] - will be the base (ancestor) file. If is not specified the Diff Files will start in two-way comparison mode. If is specified the Diff Files will start in three-way comparison mode.

You can also start the diff from the oXygen XML Editor Project view. If you will select 3 files from the Project view and use the Compare action from the contextual menu the Diff Files will start in three-way mode. Your first selection will be opened in the left panel, the second in the right panel, and the third selection will be the base (ancestor) file.

Best Regards,
-- Octavian Nadolu <oXygen/> XML Editor

On 22.04.2016 02:34, Steven Anderson wrote:
I am so, so, so excited for the three way diff/merge tool, but I can't figure out how to start it from the command-line. �Please�tell me it's possible or you're going to make a grown man cry.


� � �Steve

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Steven Anderson | 22 Apr 01:34 2016

3 way diff/merge not possible from the command line?

I am so, so, so excited for the three way diff/merge tool, but I can't figure out how to start it from the command-line.  Please tell me it's possible or you're going to make a grown man cry.


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George Bina | 21 Apr 18:02 2016

[ann] oXygen XML Editor version 18

Hi everybody!

I am very happy to announce that version 18 of the oXygen XML suite of 
products is immediately available from our website

Thank you for your feedback on the beta version!

The complete list of new additions can be found at

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger