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The Oxygen XML Editor

Paligo is made for easy authoring, and the Paligo editor is normally the first choice for most editing. However, the focus on user-friendliness in Paligo also means that the Paligo editor is intentionally kept as uncluttered and easy to use as possible, and targets the most common editing functionality. If you find yourself needing to perform something that you cannot find a way to do in the Paligo editor, you have the option of using the Oxygen XML Editor.


Note that you will need an Oxygen license (3rd party) if you want to use it. The plugin for integration to Paligo is however included in your Paligo license.

Paligo supports integration with both Oxygen XML Author and Oxygen XML Editor. The difference between these is that both work for topic editing, but Oxygen XML Editor also works for development of XSLT and more.

If you have no need to do advanced XSLT development, Oxygen XML Author is more than enough, and you should choose that if you just need to use it to edit topics in Paligo offline.

Since both are supported, we use the terms interchangeably below.

. Recommended use of the Oxygen XML Editor
  • Publishing to web help. If you want a different kind of HTML output than the default HTML or HTML5 Responsive Design, you have the option of publishing to web help in Oxygen. This is very similar to the traditional kind of "three-pane help" used in software. See Publishing to web help using Oxygen for more information.

  • Advanced XML editing if you need to manipulate the XML more directly than the Paligo editor is intended for.

  • Advanced imports of certain formats, read more in the Importing section.