Editing SDL Tridion Docs DITA files in Oxygen XML Editor

Hi,
I am new to working with the SDL Tridion Docs connector to Oxygen XML Editor but am familiar with using Oxygen XML Editor to edit other DITA files. I am wondering if there is any further documentation/recommendations out there to help with the configuration steps involved in order to edit and test transforms of SDL Tridion DITA files more seamlessly inside Oxygen.

Any advice appreciated,
Regards,
Ann

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  • Hi Ann,

    Can you explain "edit and test transforms" more? Is this about client-side DITA-OT usage? Or tweaking editing layouts?

    If possible, can you add why you are pursuing that option?

    Thanks,
    Dave

  • Hi Dave,

    My wording was not very clear, apologies. So I want to trial the use of Oxygen Editor as a DITA editor for content stored in Tridion Docs. My understanding is that I would need to configure a framework in Oxygen with the relevant associations, DTDs, validations and transforms for these DITA files in order to use it seamlessly. 

    I could be wrong and am open to being corrected, but as an author working on a DITA map in Oxygen I imagine it would be useful to test the execution of the transform(s) against that map locally before I go and create an SDL publication.

    So while I have the connector bridge installed, there are more steps that I need to take to seamlessly work with Tridion DITA files (to avail of content completion, validation, local transformations etc.) in Oxgen Editor.

    That is the type information I am in search of and as I am new to Tridion I wonder if there is knowledge content (in the website or in the heads of SMEs) out there that I could benefit from.

    Any advice appreciated,

    Ann

  • Hi Ann,

    If you installed the SDL AuthorBridge for Oxygen installed so the SDL menu is available in Oxygen, and you have configured your SDL account so Oxygen is connected with Tridion Docs, you can test Oxygen seamlessly. Using Oxygen is similar to using the other supported DITA editors, XMetal and Arbortext. If you're DITA is specialized and the specialized DTDs are in use with Tridion Docs, then Oxygen will download and use the DTDs when it connects to the Content Manager. 

    Although, I don't know all the details of your implementation and such, I'm not aware of additional steps required if all of these things are done. Your publishing is done using the SDL Publication Manager once you have created your publication and added your map and such. That doesn't change. The only piece of the puzzle that has changed is that your now authoring DITA content using Oxygen. 

  • Hi Ann.  You should be able to do all of your authoring in Oxygen (using the menu options available on SDL Tridion Docs menu).  But, you cannot publish directly within Oxygen.  You have to use Publication Manager to publish output.  

  • Hi Rhonda, we use AuthBridge with Oxygen and are able to publish directly within Oxygen, only thing we need to update were the DITA-OT files in oxygen.

  • I hadn't tried this in Tridion Docs 14 so just tried. When I try and publish a ditamap that I have opened from SDL repository using any of the built-in Oxygen (v20.1) transformation scenarios, it fails. I also tried building output for a single topic and that failed also.  As far as I know, you also cannot set the SDL conditions/variable values, which are set via the Resources file in the publication in Pub Mgr.   What DITA OT files did you update to get the transformations to build Akheil? 

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  • I hadn't tried this in Tridion Docs 14 so just tried. When I try and publish a ditamap that I have opened from SDL repository using any of the built-in Oxygen (v20.1) transformation scenarios, it fails. I also tried building output for a single topic and that failed also.  As far as I know, you also cannot set the SDL conditions/variable values, which are set via the Resources file in the publication in Pub Mgr.   What DITA OT files did you update to get the transformations to build Akheil? 

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