Oxygen Publishing Engine V23.0

Improves WebHelp and PDF output.
November 20, 2020 - 11:52
New Version

Features

WebHelp Output

  • Oxygen Feedback Enterprise - Version 1.3 of the Oxygen Feedback commenting platform introduced the Enterprise (self-managed) edition for organizations that prefer to install the software on their own server for better data control. Each organization is provided with a Platform Admin account for accessing a special administration area, the Enterprise version offers the ability to enable and configure LDAP authentication, and it is compatible with the old Oxygen WebHelp PHP-based commenting system, meaning that you can migrate your database without losing any information.
  • Control Which Elements are Indexed by the Search Engine - You can now specify a list of HTML elements that will not be indexed by the search engine. A new transformation parameter (webhelp.search.index.elements.to.exclude) can be used to specify the list of elements and the value of the @class attribute is used to determine which specific HTML elements are excluded.
  • Add Words to the Default Stop Words List - You can now specify words to be included in the default list of stop words. These are words (such as articles, pronouns, and prepositions) that are ignored by the search engine. A new transformation parameter (webhelp.search.stop.words.include) can be used to specify which words to include in the list (and therefore, instruct the search engine to ignore them).

PDF Output

  • Image Maps Now Fully Supported - Image maps are now fully supported in DITA-based output. The shapes that are defined in the image map are rendered in the output as clickable areas within the image and the list of links are presented below the image. Also, two new parameters (show.image.map.area.numbers and show.image.map.area.shapes) can be used for debugging purposes.
  • Improved the Resolution for Raster Images - The resolution for raster images has changed (from 120dpi to 96dpi) to make the sizes and coordinates for image maps similar to the ones from the HTML output, as seen in the web browsers.
  • Sections Now Included in Deep Numbering - When publishing to CSS-based PDF output, by default, sections are now numbered when you set the args.css.param.numbering parameter to a deep numbering type. It is also possible to exclude sections from the numbering.
  • Specify Where Navigation Titles are Displayed - When publishing to CSS-based PDF output, a new customization parameter is available called use.navtitles.in.all.links. It specifies whether a navtitle defined in a topic or a topic reference should be used as the display name for all links or only in the table of contents.
  • Improvements to Template Previews in DITA Map to PDF Tranformations - When using the DITA Map PDF - based on HTML5 & CSS transformation scenario, the template previews now show a more accurate depiction of the output (a two-page layout with a cover page and a TOC page).
  • New Parameter for Controlling the Version of the PDF - The new pdf.version transformation parameter can be used to specify the version of the produced PDF.
  • CSS PDF Processor Bug Fixes and Improvements - A lot of work was done on improving the Oxygen PDF Chemistry processor.
Oxygen Publishing Engine

Oxygen Publishing Engine

A complete DITA/DocBook publishing solution for WebHelp and PDF output.

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