Chapter 4. The document view area

Figure 4.1. Tab corresponding to the active document

Tab corresponding to the active document

Figure 4.2. Tab corresponding to the active document when it is in read-only mode

Tab corresponding to the active document when it is in read-only mode

Notice that the tab of a read-only document has a permanent dark gray indicator at its left. This contrasts with the tab of an editable, read-write, document which is given a green indicator when this document has been modified and the changes need to be saved to disk.

Tip

There are several ways to directly open a document in read-only mode. Example: Shift+click on FileOpen menu item or on the Open button of the main tool bar.

The tabs of documents included or referenced in the same master document are all given the same background color.

Items of the right-click popup menu:

Move Tab to the Opposite Side

Moves this tab to the opposite side of the document view area. When several documents are opened in XMLmind XML Editor, this has the effect to split the document view area in two parts. See also WindowSplit Windows Horizontally.

This is equivalent to clicking on the dashed line found at the bottom of a tab.

Move Document to New Window

Opens a new main window and moves the active document to this new window. See also WindowNew Window.

This menu item is available only after the "New Window" feature has been enabled using OptionsPreferences.

Close Document

Closes the active document and switches to the next document opened in XMLmind XML Editor, if any.

This is equivalent to clicking on the blue cross found at the right of the tab.

Drag & drop of document tabs and tool tabs

  • It's possible to change the order of tabs using drag & drop. To do that, simply select a tab, drag it and drop it between before first tab, between two tabs or after last tab. Possible drop locations are rendered using green rectangles.

  • Dragging a tab and dropping it to a side not having tabs allows to split the tabbed pane in two and to move the dragged tab to the split part of the container.

    The other ways to split a tabbed pane are to click the “tear-off” dashed line found at the bottom of a tab OR to select item "Move Tab to the Opposite Side" from the right click menu of a document tab.

  • It's also possible to drag a document tab and drop it in a different XXE main window.

    A new XXE main window is created by selecting menu item WindowNew Window. This menu item is available only after the "New Window" feature has been enabled using OptionsPreferences.