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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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For more information download the User Guide.
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Editor Toolbar

The Editor toolbar is only visible in the Editor view. It consists of 6 buttons: Tag, Comment, Indent, Unindent, Goto and Format.

Editor Toolbar

Figure 5. Editor Toolbar

Select Element Button
Selects the current element for the cursor position. Used repeatedly, selects the content of all ancestors up to the root element.

Select Element Content Button
Selects the current element content (without start and end tags) for the cursor position.

Tag Button
Use the Tag button (or select Edit->Tag or use the key combination Ctrl-T) to easily surround an existing piece of content with an element of your choosing. Simply highlight the piece of content and press the Tag button. Enter the desired element name in the pop-up dialog box.

Comment Button
Use the Comment button (or select Edit->Comment) to comment out an existing piece of content. Simply highlight the piece of content and press the Comment button. (Remember: nested comments are not allowed in XML).

CDATA Button
Use the CDATA button (or select Edit->CDATA) to convert an existing piece of content to a CDATA section. Simply highlight the piece of content and press the CDATA button.

Split Element Button
Use the Split Element button (or select Edit->Split Element) to add an end tag and new start tag for the current element at the cursor position.

Convert Characters to Entities Button
Use the Convert Characters to Entities button to change characters above a certain range to the equivalent character reference or to a named entity reference. Special care must be taken when converting content with nested elements, comments, CDATA, etc. See the section on Special Characters for more details.

Convert Entities to Characters Button
Use the Convert Entities to Characters button to change named entity references or character references to actual characters. See the section on Special Characters for more details.

Strip Tags From Selection Button
Use the Strip Tags From Selection button to remove start and end tags from the current selection. Note that Comments, CDATA, PIs, etc will not be affected.

Goto Start Tag Button
Use the Goto Start Tag button to highlight the start tag for the current cursor position

Goto End Tag Button
Use the Goto End Tag button to highlight the end tag for the current cursor position

Goto Button
Use the Goto button (or select Edit->Goto) to go to a particular line number. Enter the line number in the pop-up dialog and press OK (or the Enter key). To turn line numbering on or off in the Editor select File->Preferences, go to the Views tab and set/reset the Show Line Numbers field in the Editor section.

Format Button
Use the Format button (or select Edit->Format) to pretty-print the XML content. To control the formatting options, select File->Preferences and choose the Format tab.

Unlock Button
The Unlock button indicates that all content can be edited. Click once or select Edit->Lock). The button changes to Lock (Lock Button) and indicates that all element names in start and end tags will no longer be editable. (Only attribute values and text content can now be modified).
Click the Lock button once or select Edit->Double Lock. The button changes to Double Lock (Double Lock Button) and indicates that attribute values will no longer editable, effectively locking all the markup and only allowing changes to text content. Note that while the Lock or Double Lock buttons are active, there will be no tag prompting and any attempt to create start or end tags will result in automatic entity replacement (for example, if you copy and paste tags).

Highlight Button
Use the Highlight button (or select View->Highlight) to highlight elements and attributes from different namespaces, using a different color for each namespace.

Collapse All Button
Use the Collapse All button (or select View->Collapse All) to only show the root element in Content Folding.

Expand All Button
Use the Expand All button (or select View->Expand All) to show every element in Content Folding.