Xeditor allows editing and creating structured content directly in the web browser.
Note: In order to use Xeditor properly, at least one XML schema configuration must have been stored.
Create Xeditor Documents
To create an Xeditor document, proceed as follows:
- Navigate to the asset shelf where you want to create the Xeditor document.
- In the content area of your clipboard, click “Add Entry”.
- Select the "New" option.
- Select "Xeditor Document" as the object class.
- Choose a "Name" and select the desired "XML Schema".
- Confirm with "Next".
Edit Xeditor Documents
To edit an Xeditor document, select the "Edit" action in the tool area. The XML document will be opened in Xeditor as a new tab in your browser.
- In the main area the document is displayed according to the specified style sheet and can be edited.
- On the right, the "Table of Contents", which displays the chapters of the document as a tree, can be displayed. Alternatively, the attributes of the currently selected element can be displayed under "Attributes" and, if necessary, attributes defined in the style sheet can be added.
- On the right, you can also display the XML code that is automatically being generated in real time.
By default, the "Save", "Copy", "Cut", "Paste" "Undo", "Redo" and "Search/Replace"
buttons are displayed.
Buttons for formatting (e.g. bold, underline, subscript) your selected content.
- Insert elements
Allows to insert for example chapters, tables, formulas, links, lists, footnotes, comments or images.
In the drop-down menu you can find commands for editing (delete rows, join, etc.) tables.
In the drop-down menu you can find commands to enable change tracking and settings to display comments and tags.
- XML path
Displays the path to the selected XML element. The drop-down menu at the corresponding path elements can be used to execute actions such as "Insert element" or "Delete".
The bell icon can be used to display notifications about a faulty XML structure, for example.
You can zoom in and out the displayed content within the workspace.
- You can also use the context menu of the right mouse button to make edits in your documents.
- The available XML elements are determined by the XML Schema of the style sheet used. Also, the available actions in the tool and footbar, as well as the workspaces, may differ depending on the XML schema.
When you create a new document, you start with a topic element that represents the document. You can subordinate other topic elements to this topic element to represent the chapters of the document. A topic element generally contains a title element, a body element (which in turn contains the paragraph elements), and possibly other topic elements as subchapters. In general, with the schema configured, no deep technical knowledge is required to create structured XML content. Editing Xeditor documents is strongly oriented towards the familiar operation of classic word processing programs.
With Xeditor you can search your DAM for images and insert them in the document.
To insert an image, proceed as follows:
- Position the cursor at the desired place in the document.
- Click the "Image" button in the toolbar.
- Select an image from the drop-down list or click the Select Image button to choose an image from your asset shelf.
- Click the "Insert" button.
A preview of the image is displayed at the cursor position.
In the properties of Xeditor documents you will find their object class specific metadata fields in the Xeditor Document tab. While the "XML Schema" has already been defined when creating the document, here you have the possibility to define the "Document Language".
Note: In the "Content" tab you have the possibility to download the automatically generated xml structure.
Import XML Documents
To import existing XML documents from your local file system into the system to be able to edit them with the Xeditor, proceed as follows:
- Create an (empty) Xeditor document as described in chapter "Create Xeditor Documents".
- Click the "Properties" command in the context menu of your (empty) Xeditor document.
- Navigate to the "Content" tab and select the "Select file" action there.
- Browse your file system for the desired XML document and confirm with "Next".
Note: To successfully import an existing XML document, its XML schema must match that of the Xeditor. Otherwise you will get displayed an error message when you open the Xeditor document.