How to create an XML file on Windows and Mac


What is an XML file?

An XML (Extensible Markup Language) file is a plain text file that is used to store information. XML files are easy to use because they are both machine and human readable. Because they are stored as plain text, they can be created and modified using any text editor or a dedicated XML editor. Because the structure of the data in the XML file is created using tags defined by the file creator, an XML file is infinitely flexible and can be used for many different applications.


Creating an XML file

An XML file must be created in Plain Text. To create and edit one, follow these instructions.

 

Mac – How to create an XML file using TextEdit on a Mac

  1. Open TextEdit
  2. Create your .XML file
  3. Enter the commands as documented in the Syntax Guide
  4. Format it as plain text (TextEdit > Format > Make Plain Text)
  5. Save your file and change the extension to “.XML” (TextEdit > Save)
  6. When it prompts you about the file extension, confirm “Use .XML”

 

Windows – How to create an XML file using Notepad on Windows

  1. Open Microsoft Notepad
  2. Create your .XML file
  3. Enter the commands as documented in the Syntax Guide
  4. Save your file and change the extension to “.xml” (Notepad > Save)

Video Kiosk and XML files

Video Kiosk uses XML files to store configuration data for a variety of Video Kiosk features. If you’re planning on using XML files with video Kiosk,

  • please note any associated file naming or extension convention for each file type
  • For more information about the valid syntax for each Video Kiosk XML File, refer to the Video Kiosk Tutorials or the Video Kiosk Users Manual

Video Kiosk XML Files