I've just tested it and I am really pleased.
I do not use this kind of facilities myself (I do prefer to manage the 
code), but at CCH we had used this kind of features in the past for 
project partners and, in my experience, is really helpful, especially at 
the beginning.
I dare say this seems to work better than any other editor with WYSIWYG 
I ever tested, both because of the path given at the top of the main 
window (so you don't get lost) and because the element tab is able to 
assist in insert new element not only at the cursor, but also before and 
after the current element that, in WYSIWYG-like environment, is helping 
in avoiding to insert tags in the wrong position. I love the insertion 
of images!

I know that many of us will not use this, but I agree that having a 
quick glance to the possible output is really useful, especially when 
dealing with complex markup, not only because it helps in detecting 
possible semantic errors in a quick visual way but also, from a 
psychological point of view ("ah! that's why I am struggling so much 
with such an XML!").

Thank again to you folks, great job!


George Cristian Bina ha scritto:
> Dear friends,
> We made available a beta version of oXygen 9, please help us testing it
> The new version adds tagless editing support based on CSS and it 
> includes ready to use support for TEI (P4 and P5). That support 
> includes also built in custom actions similar with what you find in a 
> word processor
> - make bold, italic, underlined
> - insert section, paragraph, image
> - insert lists and list items
> - insert tables, rows, columns and cells
> To switch in tagless editing mode just click on the Author tab in the 
> editor (next to the Text and Grid tabs). Then you can navigate/move 
> inside the document and you will see a position tooltip that indicates 
> where you are in the markup. Just type to edit the content and press 
> Enter if you want to enter markup. A content completion like popup 
> will appear and you will be able to type to select a proposal. 
> Attributes are edited in the attributes view on the side.
> There were also improvements in the error reporting when validating 
> against a Relax NG schema, so this is important if you work with P5. 
> Incomplete error messages like:
>  - required attributes missing
>  - required elements missing
>  - unfinished element
> were improved to actually specify what are the missing attributes or 
> elements that are expected.
> Best Regards,
> George
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