Release date: October 19, 2016
Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, is proud to=
announce the immediate availability of version 18.1 of its industry leadin=
g XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web =
Author, and WebHelp. Syncro Soft is also pleased to announce the addition o=
f a new Oxygen XML Scripting license, allowing some of the processing provi=
ded by Oxygen (such as the extensive DITA validation support) to be integra=
ted in your own scripts.
Although Oxygen XML Editor version 18.1 is a maintenance release that focus=
es on performance and usability improvements, it also adds a variety of pow=
erful new features, making it similar to a major release.
New Features and Improvements in Oxygen XML Editor include:
* Audio and video content in DITA is now fully supported. Oxygen XML Editor=
18.1 allows you to insert media objects, play audio, and display video dir=
ectly in the Author visual editing mode and includes updates to the publish=
ing workflow to handle video and audio objects in the output.
* A new Markdown editor allows you to easily write, preview, and convert Ma=
rkdown content into HTML or DITA and you can use Markdown-encoded topics in=
DITA maps. When validating a DITA map, Oxygen can also validate Markdown d=
ocuments and transform them in the publishing stage.
* Checking for and merging changes is now easier with the new 3-way directo=
ries comparison tool and the addition of more syntax-aware diff algorithms.
* You can publish the tracked changes and comments made in DITA documents t=
o PDF output, thus allowing you to have the review information that is capt=
ured in Oxygen also available as PDF.
* The WebHelp Responsive system received numerous updates, including new sk=
ins, support for expanding/collapsing components (sections, tables, etc.), =
automatic image scaling, support for DITA 1.3-specific context sensitive he=
lp information, and control over what is indexed for searches.
* Content completion for XPath and XQuery was improved with new proposals f=
rom XPath 3.0 and XQuery 3.0 specifications.
* The add-on for working with Saxon 9.7 was updated to provide an action to=
obtain a compiled stylesheet that can be used with the new Saxon-JS (the J=
avaScript version of Saxon that provides XSLT 3.0 in the browser).
Oxygen XML Web Author provides an innovative web-based structured authoring=
tool. Its powerful technology and adaptive interface allows you to review,=
contribute, and edit content from anywhere, on desktops, tablets, or mobil=
e devices. The new functionality added in version 18.1 enhances the DITA au=
thoring support by allowing you to easily insert content references, displa=
ys audio and video content, allows you to control what review information i=
s visible, and includes improvements to the GitHub connector.
The new Oxygen XML Scripting license allows you to automate the execution o=
f the DITA Map Validation and Completeness Check from your own scripts. For=
example, you can use it as part of a continuous integration process. Other=
functionality made available by this license includes generating documenta=
tion (from XML Schema, WSDL, and XSLT), and access to the Flatten XML Schem=
a and Instance Generator tools. For more details, please see:
As usual, Oxygen also added many new API and component updates for this rel=
For the complete list of new features and detailed information, please visi=
Oxygen 18.1 can be freely evaluated for 30 days from=20
The new Oxygen XML Web Author can also be tested online at
To purchase Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer or WebHelp, please visit t=
he Oxygen XML store at=20
The Oxygen XML Web Author is available through several subscription package=
If you are interested in the new Oxygen XML Scripting license please contac=
t us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Syncro Soft
Syncro Soft develops the industry-acclaimed Oxygen XML Editor, facilitating=
teams in small businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, governme=
nt agencies, and international organizations in authoring documents, publis=
hing in different formats, collaborating with team members, and managing co=
ntent. At the same time, Oxygen enables XML developers to develop advanced =
style-sheets, edit schema, generate documentation, debug files, and connect=
databases. It is the only tool that supports all XML schema languages. It =
provides the widest coverage of state-of-the-art XML technologies, complies=
with standards of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and of other organizatio=
ns, and enhances productivity through an intuitive and innovative authoring=
and development environment.=20
Oxygen is a registered trademark of Syncro Soft in the U.S and other countr=
ies. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the propert=
y of their respective owners.
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