Syncro Soft Announces New Release of Oxygen XML Editor version 17.0

Released on: May 06, 2015, 7:49 am (EDT)
Industry: Software

Craiova, Romania, May 06, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, announced the immediate availability of version 17.0 of its Oxygen XML Editor, Oxygen XML Author and Oxygen XML Developer products containing a comprehensive set of tools supporting all the XML-related technologies.

Oxygen XML Editor version 17 sets the highest standard for XML development and XML authoring. It comes with important functionality updates and focuses on design to make your work not only productive, but also enjoyable.

The new user interface features Retina/HiDPI icons to make everything look crisp and beautiful, and an optional graphite color theme. Toolbars are configurable down to action level and they put you in full control of your work environment.

Oxygen XML Editor not only reports errors, it also helps you automatically correct them through Quick Fix and AutoCorrect support. In version 17, the Quick Fix support provides solutions for XML documents validated against Relax NG, XSD, and Schematron schemas. In the case of Schematron, the schema developer is in full control of the Quick Fix actions, offering the user one or more solutions to any detected issue. The new AutoCorrect functionality also helps to automatically fix common typing errors.

The new XML Refactoring support extends the power of Find/Replace across multiple files by applying XML-aware operations through a user-friendly interface. Additional custom operations can be easily plugged-in for Enterprise Edition users.

XML developers can take advantage of the XQuery and embedded XPath formatting feature. They can also use Oxygen XML Editor with the latest versions of MarkLogic and eXist XML databases, Saxon XSLT, XQuery and XML Schema engines, and XML Calabash XProc processor.

Version 17 takes a huge step forward in improving the CSS support that Oxygen XML Editor uses to render XML documents in Author mode. The new CSS Inspector view allows you to see what styles are applied to each element and to immediately navigate to the CSS source. If CSS does not give you enough flexibility then you can use LESS either directly, pointing to the LESS file, or automatically compile LESS to CSS when saving. Building eye-catching authoring interfaces can now be achieved by taking advantage of the support for relative, absolute, and fixed positioning of CSS blocks. You can also develop visual layouts that can respond dynamically to different page widths, define actions directly in CSS, and place static content on multiple "before" and "after" layers for any element.

The improved CSS support is used for DITA topics and maps to offer a choice of main rendering styles, as well as the option to add or subtract style layers. Guided DITA authoring was implemented as two optional style layers that allow you to see inline hints and actions. The CSS-based PDF output transformation automatically uses the CSS styles you select for authoring, so that you can reuse the same CSS files when publishing DITA to PDF. Oxygen bundles the latest DITA-OT 1.8 but version 2.0 is also supported, and integrating a new transformation is greatly simplified for annotated transformation types, as Oxygen will automatically discover their parameters.

The DITA/DocBook to WebHelp transformations optimize the page loading time and provide support for context-sensitive help, SEO resources, and LDAP authentication. The WebHelp output that now supports both RTL scripts and Japanese content can be easily embedded in a page.

The Web-based XML authoring SDK now provides new extension points to facilitate integration, as well as an adaptive user interface that is both mobile and desktop-friendly. Find more about the Oxygen WebApp and try it online at
In response to integrators feedback, the Oxygen SDK has many new API updates to access additional extension points and to facilitate seamless integration.

Oxygen version 17 includes new frameworks for supporting JATS, ISO StratML, and XLIFF, while the TEI framework was updated to contain the latest schemas and stylesheets. The SVN client has also been updated to include a variety of improvements and bug fixes.

For the complete list of new features and detailed information please visit

Oxygen 17.0 can be freely evaluated for 30 days from


To purchase please visit the Oxygen XML store at

About Syncro Soft
Syncro Soft develops the industry-acclaimed Oxygen XML Editor, facilitating teams in small businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, government agencies, and international organizations in authoring documents, publishing in different formats, collaborating with team members, and managing content. 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 organizations, and enhances productivity through an intuitive and innovative authoring and development environment.

Oxygen is a registered trademark of Syncro Soft in the U.S and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Syncro Soft SRL

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