7.5. Edit options

Use integrated input method support

When an input method (e.g. Japanese Romaji Input) has been selected by the user,

  • If this toggle is checked, a composition area, managed by the XML editor, is displayed inside the document view, below the caret.

  • If this toggle is not checked, a composition window, managed by the operating system, is displayed outside the main window of the XML editor.

    Figure 9.2. Composition area displayed below the caret

    Composition area displayed below the caret

Default: not checked. (Slightly more efficient if you never use input methods.)

Note

This feature cannot be made to work on Linux. It should work fine only on Windows and on the Mac.

Clicking with middle button pastes system selection

If this toggle is checked, clicking with the middle button (or with the mouse wheel) pastes the characters copied to the ``system selection''.

On platforms not supporting system selection (all but generic Unix/Linux), this action pastes the content of an internal clipboard.

Default: not checked.

Append mode

Specifies how to quickly complete what is being typed in an autocompletion-enabled text field.

None

There is no quick way to complete what is being typed (other than using Up and Down arrows).

Automatic

What is being typed is automatically completed to compose first possible suggestion.

Manual

The user needs to explicitly press on the space bar (or on Ctrl+Space, if some of the choices contain whitespaces) to complete as much as possible what has been typed.

Example: the list of choices is "aaz aaa bbz bbb ccz ccc". The user types "b".

None

Nothing happens and pressing on the space bar has no effect.

Automatic

The text field is automatically updated to contain "bbz".

Manual

Nothing happens, but pressing on the space bar will add a "b" to what has been typed (which gives "bb").

Default: Manual.

In the choice list, only show suggestions

If this toggle is checked, the list which displays possible choices (e.g. elements to be inserted in the document) is kept as short as possible.

Default: not checked.

By default, such list displays all possible choices, whether matching what has been typed in the autocompletion-enabled text field or not.

Example: the list of choices is "aaz aaa bbz bbb ccz ccc". The user types "b".

If this toggle is not checked, the list contains "aaz aaa bbz bbb ccz ccc" and item "bbz" is highlighted.

If this toggle is checked, the list contains "bbz bbb" and item "bbz" is highlighted.

Automatically select an attribute

When toggle Never is not checked, ToolsEdit Attribute (Ctrl+E) automatically selects an attribute of the element. The selected attribute is determined as follows, in this order:

  1. First required attribute containing the "???" placeholder value.

  2. First attribute, required or not, containing the "???" placeholder value.

  3. If toggle Unique required attribute is checked, unique required attribute, whatever its value.

Default: First attribute containing a placeholder value.

Max. undo actions

Specifies the maximum number of undo (redo) actions a user will be able to perform. Limited to 100 because a single undo action may consume a great deal of memory.

Default: 20.

Allow advanced use of XInclude

By default, command EditReferenceCopy as Reference allows to copy as a reference only the root element of a document or an element having an ID. If this toggle is checked, it becomes possible to copy as a reference any range of sibling nodes.

Default: not checked.

Warn about advanced use of XInclude

This checkbox is disabled unless "Allow advanced use of XInclude" has been checked.

If this toggle is checked, you'll be informed when what you are copying as a reference qualifies as "an advanced use of XInclude". Typically you'll be informed that the element you are copying as a reference has no ID attribute.

If you check Allow advanced use of XInclude, it is also strongly recommended to also turn this option on.

Default: not checked.