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In the above sections outlining manual content extraction, it was assumed that you would let Atomik Xport automatically create the structure of the XML based on the DTD. It is also possible to add and remove elements from the XML manually. This is a straightforward process and Atomik Xport will only add elements as per the structure and sequence of the DTD therefore guaranteeing the XML is completely valid. Manually adding structure brings even greater control to the extraction process.
Manual structure is created as follows:
If you have not yet successfully installed Atomik Xport, please refer to the Getting Started guide for details of how to achieve this.
Note if you created a new Preview and/or do not have content currently added to the Preview, there will be no structure to see and therefore no triangle to expand the structure.
This will invoke a context sensitive pop-up menu for that particular element as in the following diagram.
Pop-up menu for manual structure manipulation
Adding a new child element
If there are several possible elements that the DTD specifies can exist below the element you have selected, all possible choices will be presented for you to choose from.
Removing an XML element
Note: You will only be able to add and remove elements from the XML as the DTD allows. For example if the DTD specifies that a section in a magazine must have a section name, Atomik Xport will not allow you to remove the section name without removing the section itself. This safe guard ensures that the XML is valid.