Release of XMLmind XML Editor v8.2
August 27, 2018
Submitted by Hussein Shafie, XMLmind Software.
- DocBook, DITA configurations: added "Add footnote" and "Add note" buttons to the toolbar.
- XHTML, DocBook, DITA configurations: added a "Normalize
Whitespace" entry to the menu displayed by the Listing
toolbar button. This entry invokes new
normalizeWhiteSpacePrecommand which normalizes whitespace in implicitly or explicitly selected element having attribute space="preserve", typically a program listing.
Normalizing whitespace means: expanding tab characters to a number of space characters and removing the space characters which are common to the beginning of all text lines (that is, removing the superfluous “indentation” in the program listing, if any).
- Styled view of a DITA topic, XHTML 5 and DocBook 5.1 document: the
right-click popup menu of a media player has a new "Use Low-level
Editor" item. Selecting this item replaces the media player by an
“object view” of the media element. This “object
view” may be used as a low-level media element editor. It may be
used for example to add
trackchild elements to a
videoelement, something that the media player dialog box cannot do. More information.
- The dialog box displayed by the
insertCharByNamecommand (bound to keystroke ESC n) now accepts character representations other than character names (e.g. "
mdash"). For example, character
TABmay now be specified as any of the following: "
- New Lightweight DITA (AKA
LwDITA) configuration, installed by default, may be used to
create XDITA (very small subset of DITA XML, plus
videoelements) maps and topics.
A sample XDITA document containing
videoelements is found in
- Upgraded XMLmind DITA
Converter (ditac for short) to version
- in addition to syntax highlighting, can add line numbers and
expand tabs in any element specializing
- fully supports Lightweight DITA (AKA
LwDITA), whether XDITA (very small subset of DITA XML,
videoelements), HDITA (topics and maps written in HTML5) or MDITA Extended Profile (topics and maps written in Markdown).
Please note that Markdown support of any kind in XMLmind XML Editor requires the add-on called "Markdown support" to be installed (which is the case by default) and also requires using a Java™ 1.8+ runtime.
- in addition to syntax highlighting, can add line numbers and expand tabs in any element specializing
- Upgraded XMLmind Ebook Compiler (ebookc for short) to version 1.3 which, in addition to HTML, supports pages written in Markdown. More information in Markdown support.
- Upgraded the "Word To XML" add-on to XMLmind Word To XML version 1.5.1.
- Upgraded XMLmind Web Help Compiler (whc for short) to version 2.1.3_01.
- Upgraded Saxon to version 18.104.22.168.
- Upgraded the Apache Batik plug-in to version 1.10.
- Upgraded the Apache FOP plug-in to version 2.3.
- Clicking Ignore, "Ignore All" or "Learn" in the "Check Spelling" dialog box did not stop the corresponding word from being underlined (by the “on the fly” spell checker, using a red wavy line) in the styled or tree view. Note that this is still the case if you just click Ignore. If you want the word to stop being underlined, please click "Ignore All" or "Learn".
- The "A sample customize.xxe" add-on: on Windows, typing 2
back quote characters (`) in a row to insert an English left quotation
mark (“) did not work because the back quote is a dead
Now typing 2 apostrophe characters (') in a row inserts an English left quotation mark (“) and typing 3 apostrophe characters (') in a row inserts an English right quotation mark (”).
Added the following new character sequence: typing 2 comma characters (,) in a row inserts an German left quotation mark („) and typing 3 comma characters (,) in a row inserts an German right quotation mark (“).
More information in http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/changes.html.
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