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The Exchanger XML Editor runs on all platforms:
Mac OS X
Any Unix Platform
Other Java Enabled Platforms

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Views Preferences

Views Preferences

Figure 99. Views Preferences

The Views Preferences dialog deals with settings for the four different Views available in the Editor.

Synchronisation of the cursor position between the Viewer and Editor can be turned off by unsetting the Synchronise Selection option.

The same document can be opened multiple times in the editor, but this is not recommended as each occurrence will be treated as an independent document and chnages in one window will not be reflected in the other and will be overwritten on Save. Insted, if you need to edit different sections of a document at the same time, use the Split Document feature using Ctrl+F6. Turn on the "Open multiple occurrences of the same Document" switch if you really do want to open many copies in separate windows.

The "Scroll Document Tabs" setting allows the user to change the style of tabs used in Exchanger XML. Turning this on causes only a single row of file tabs to be displayed at the bottom of the editor, thereby maximising screen real estate when you are dealing with lots of open files.

If the user has created Types, then the Exchanger editor can match documents with their corresponding Types based on the name of the root element, the namespace used, the Public ID and/or the System ID used. The use of Types greatly improves the range of functionality in Exchnager XML by supporting local validation, multiple tag completion, fragments and Named XPaths in the navigator. By default, matching for Types will not be done when opening a document so as to simplify the File Open process.

The user can decide to always validate files against the appropriate Schema or DTD when opening a document. The reasons for not doing so may include situations where the grammars are not available (maybe because the user is off-line), where the files are often saved in a well-formed but not necessarily valid manner or for performance reasons. By default, validation is turned off so that users can easily open files when the grammar is not available.

When opening an XML file, if the appropriate schema/DTD can be located then it will automatically be used for Validation and Tag Completion if the Set Schema or DTD Defined in Document option is set. In the case of an XML Schema, it can also be browsed in the Schema Viewer. Setting this flag avoids the need to create an explicit Type or the use of the XML->Set Properties feature.

The Scenario Execution Dialog displays information about the status of a Scenario and can be used to stop long-running processes(for example if an endless loop is encountered in a faulty stylesheet). It is possible to set a flag so that the dialog is automatically dismissed once the process completes.

By default, XML->Resolve XIncludes replaces the current file with a version containing copies of the included files. It is possible to change this behaviour so that a new document is automatically created instead of overwriting the current one.

By default, the XPath query field display paths without positions, for example, /article/section/title To create fully qualified paths of the form /article/section[3]/title[1] set the Generate Unique XPath flag.

Full paths can be displayed for files in Projects - alternatively, just hover over the filename and the full path will be displayed as a tooltip.