Syncro Soft announces Version 19.1 of its Oxygen XML suite of products

Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, has announced the availability of Version 19.1 of its XML editing suite of products – Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Author and WebHelp – as well as its new Oxygen PDF Chemistry. Version 19.1 brings users a variety of new features and improvements that focus on productivity, performance, efficiency and simplicity, said the company. New reatures and improvements in Oxygen XML Editor include:

  • A new Components tab has been added to the DITA Reusable Components view that provides aquick and simple way to insert reusable components into your documents.
  • Various DITA validation improvements were made, such as detecting table structure problems or duplicate key definitions.
  • Users can now float images to the left or right side of their DITA topics in PDF and XHTML output.
  • More enhancements to the Smart Paste mechanism to convert certain text fragment styling to appropriate code fragments.
  • A new product, Oxygen PDF Chemistry, allows users to obtain PDF output from HTML or XML documents simply by styling them with CSS. Oxygen PDF Chemistry is bundled in the Oxygen XML Editor distribution, but it can also be used from a command line interface script.
  • Various components in the WebHelp Responsive system were enhanced to make it easier for the end user to navigate through your documentation.
  • The file comparison tool now allows you to display the files in a visual Author mode.
  • Numerous productivity improvements for XSLT, XQuery, and Schematron development, as well as XInclude 1.1 support.
  • Oxygen has been tested and supports the latest Mac operating system: OS X High Sierra (10.13).
  • The Tools menu now includes a useful and simple tool for converting a JSON document to XML.

    Oxygen XML Web Author provides an innovative web-based structured authoring tool. Its powerful technology and adaptive interface allows users to review, contribute, and edit content from anywhere users can access a browser – on desktops, tablets, or mobile devices. New features added in Oxygen XML Web Author version 19.1 include:

  • An Image Map Editor that allows users to add links from specific areas of an image to corresponding topics or other resources.
  • Along with existing support for GitHub, Web Author can now be integrated with Bitbucket or GitLab repositories.
  • To improve loading performance, large images are automatically scaled down before loading them in Oxygen XML Web Author.
  • Users can now accept or reject multiple tracked changes at once, or all tracked changes in a document at once. Users also now have the ability to force the Track Changes feature to always be enabled.
  • An Oxygen XML Web Author Customization Guide is now available online to help integrators or system administrators who are looking for information about integrating and customizing Oxygen XML Web Author.

    There are also various other improvements to make authoring, collaborating and reviewing experience more efficient, accurate and productive. “As usual, this release of Oxygen also contains numerous new API and component updates,” the company added.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.