Acrolinx for Oxygen - Supported Content

Use the Sidebar in Acrolinx for Oxygen to check DITA maps and HTML, Text, and Markdown files.

What You Can Check

You can use the Sidebar with Author and Text views, but the Sidebar works best with Author view. And we don't support Grid and Table views.

Supported file types:

TypeExtension
HTML*.html, *.xhtml
XML*.xml, *.dita, *.ditamap
Text*.txt
Markdown*.md

Your Acrolinx administrator can extend the file types that Acrolinx checks. See the article Configure Acrolinx to Recognize Your File Type to learn more.

Sometimes, Acrolinx highlights an issue that contains multiple tag types. Acrolinx doesn't support mixed tag text like this. Cards where the highlighted text contains multiple tag types become grayed out when you click on them.

DITA Maps and References

Acrolinx for Oxygen supports DITA map checks. When you check a DITA map, the Sidebar doesn't highlight issues in the text or replace issues for you. The cards give you all the information you need to correct your content. And you can edit your issues directly and use all the other features of the Sidebar.

You can check DITA referenced content in Author view. This isn't possible in Text view, since Oxygen itself doesn’t resolve these references there.

Make sure you can see your referenced content when you open your DITA map. If you can't see it, neither can Acrolinx. In the toolbar, go to DITA Maps > Open Map in Editor with resolved topics.

For referenced content, you'll get inactive Sidebar cards that influence the Acrolinx Score. This means you might get a different score when you check your content in Text view compared to Author view.

Supported DITA references:

  • Elements: topicref
  • Attributes: conkeyref, conref, keyref

DITA reference and DITA map support is available starting with Core Platform 2019.10, but you'll get the best results with Core Platform 2020.03 and later.