Re-use of content is easier for the author to accomplish if the elements
to be re-used are carefully
in predictable locations.
Managing re-use files
There are two different approaches to managing DITA content re-use files, used to store conref referenced source elements. The preferred approach is to store the elements centrally in a dedicated re-use topic.
Finding elements to re-use
Logically organising re-use elements into re-use files is one strategy to make re-use easier, but a DITA Content Management System will provide management features superior to files in a simple file system.