Options - General - Custom Tools

Use the Custom Tools page to specify alternative editors, processors, preprocessors, or postprocessors. For example, you can specify a custom tool that configures Internet Explorer to display the document you are working on.

After you define a tool here, Stylus Studio adds an entry to its Tools menu for your tool. You can select your tool from the Stylus Studio menu bar. Select Tools and then your tool.

To display the Options dialog box, select Tools > Options from the Stylus Studio menu bar.



Specify or select the absolute path of the command that starts your tool. This can be a .exe, .bat, or .cmd file.


Specify any arguments required by your tool. For typical arguments, such as path, directory, name, extension, or classpath, click .

Initial directory

Specify the directory that you want Stylus Studio to use to find any files needed to start your process.


Define any paths required to execute your tool. You do not need to specify paths that are already in your PATH environment variable.

Prompt for arguments

If you specify any arguments here, then after you select your custom tool from the Stylus Studio Tools menu, Stylus Studio displays a dialog box that prompts for the arguments.

Use Output Window

When selected, Stylus Studio displays output from your custom tool in the Stylus Studio Output Window.


Define a new custom tool.

Delete the selected custom tool.

Move the selected custom tool one place up in the list of custom tools. The order of the tools here determines the order of the selections in the Stylus Studio Tools menu.

Move the selected custom tool one place down in the list of custom tools.

Browse the file system.

Display a pop-up list of variables.

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