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The Exchanger XML Editor runs on all platforms:
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For more information download the User Guide.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Exchanger XML Editor


Where can I find documentation on getting started?

Error message: Cannot Start ... need at least JDK 1.4 to run

Can the Exchanger XML Editor be opened from the command line?

How can I adjust the settings and preferences?

How do I associate an XML file using Windows?

How do I associate an XML file using Mac OSX?


Where can I find documentation on getting started?

Documentation on getting started can be found in the help files which accompany the Exchanger XML Editor or can be accessed here.

Error message: Cannot Start ... need at least JDK 1.4 to run

The Exchanger XML Editor can only run with JDK/JRE 1.4 or higher and this error message is displayed when it is executed with an earlier JDK/JRE version. To solve this problem, reinstall the Exchanger XML Editor and ensure that you select JDK/JRE version 1.4 or higher.

Can the Exchanger XML Editor be opened from the command line?

To run the Exchanger XML Editor from the command line, for example if you want to change the memory settings, move to the install directory and use a command similar to: java -jar lib\xngr-loader.jar

How can I adjust the settings and preferences?

To access the preferences use File->Preferences. Please click here to view the many preference choices allowed in the Exchanger XML Editor.

How do I associate an XML file using Windows?

It is possible to associate the Exchanger XML Editor with file types, so XML Documents can be opened from the Windows File Manager. To do this please follow the following procedure:

  1. Open a 'Windows File Manager'
  2. On the file manager menu select Tools -> Folder
  3. This brings up the 'Folder Options' dialog, select File Types
  4. Select the file type you want to change and press Change
  5. Use the Other button to browse for the 'Exchanger XML Editor.exe' file
  6. To change the associated Icon, select the Advanced button
  7. Press the Change Icon... button
  8. Select the xngr-document.ico file in the 'Exchanger XML Editor' installation folder

How do I associate an XML file using MacOSX?

It is possible in Mac OSX to associate the Exchanger XML Editor with file types, so XML documents can be opened using the Finder application either by drag and drop; by using the context menu; or by having the Exchanger XML Editor set as the default XML Editor.
To achieve this the info.plist needs to be modified:

  1. Open the Exchanger XML Editor package
  2. Open the info.plist in the editor and
  3. Add the XML types you want to associate (examples are given below for 'xml' and 'xsd')
<plist>
  <dict>
    <!-- ... -->
    <key>CFBundleName</key>
    <string>Exchanger XML Editor</string>
    <!-- ... --> 
    <!-- Add the following lines: --> 
   <key>CFBundleDocumentTypes</key>
    <array>
      <dict>
        <key>CFBundleTypeExtensions</key>
        <array>
          <string>xml</string>
        </array>
        <key>CFBundleTypeName</key>
        <string>XML Document</string>
        <key>CFBundleTypeIconFile</key>
        <string>xngr-document.icns</string>
        <key>CFBundleTypeOSTypes</key>
        <array>
          <string>XML</string>
        </array>
        <key>CFBundleTypeRole</key>
        <string>Editor</string>
      </dict>
      <!-- For every different association create a new CFBundleType: --> 
      <dict>
        <key>CFBundleTypeExtensions</key>
        <array>
          <string>xsd</string>
        </array>
        <key>CFBundleTypeName</key>
        <string>XML Schema Document</string>
        <key>CFBundleTypeIconFile</key>
        <string>xngr-document.icns</string>
        <key>CFBundleTypeOSTypes</key>
        <array>
          <string>XSD</string>
        </array>
        <key>CFBundleTypeRole</key>
        <string>Editor</string>
      </dict>
    </array>
  </dict>
</plist>	

									



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