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Oxygen XML Editor lets you configure how profiling and conditional text is displayed in Author mode. It has built-in support for the standard conditional text features of DITA and DocBook that you can customize for your own projects. You can also add conditional support for other XML vocabularies, including your custom vocabularies.

To configure Profiling/Conditional Text options, open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences) and go to Editor > Edit modes > Author > Profiling/Conditional Text.

Note: Note the following when configuring these settings:
  • This preferences page is used to define how profiled elements are treated in Author mode. It does not create profiling or conditional text attributes or values in the underlying XML vocabulary. It just changes how the editor displays them.
  • This preferences page should be used for profiling / conditional text elements only. To change how other types of attributes are displayed in the text, use a CSS file.
  • If you are using the DITA XML vocabulary and a DITA subject scheme map is defined in the root map of your document, it will be used in place of anything defined using this dialog box.

This preferences page contains the following options and sections:

Import from DITAVAL
This button allows you to import profiling attributes from DITAVAL files. You can merge these new profiling attributes with the existing ones, or replace them completely. If the imported attributes conflict with the existing ones, Oxygen XML Editor displays a dialog box that contains two tables. The first one previews the imported attributes and the second one previews the already defined attributes. You can choose to either keep the existing attributes or replace them with the imported ones.
Note: When importing profiling attributes from DITAVAL files, Oxygen XML Editor automatically creates condition sets based on these files.
Profiling Attributes section
Allows you to specify a set of allowable values for each profiling or conditional attribute. You can use the New button at the bottom of the table to add profiling attributes, the Edit button to edit existing ones, or the Delete button to delete entries from the table. Use the Up and Down buttons to change the priority of the entries. If you have multiple entries with identical names that match the same document type, Oxygen XML Editor uses the one that is positioned highest in the table.
Report invalid profiling attribute values
If selected, it means the following:
  • In DITA, the automatic validation will display a warning when a value that is not defined is found in the document.
  • In the DITA Validate and Check for Completeness dialog box, the Report attributes and values that conflict with profiling preferences option is not displayed. This means that the validation will behave the same as if that option was selected and it will always report such values.
Allow contributing extra profiling attribute values
This option is selected by default, which means that users are allowed to add values that are not defined in preferences to profiling attributes. If a user inserts such a value, when invoking the Edit Profiling Attributes action from the contextual menu in Author mode (or for DITA topics, the Edit Properties action in the DITA Maps Manager), the Profiling Values Conflict dialog box will appear and it includes an Add these values to the configuration action that will automatically add the new value to the particular profiling attribute. If deselected, Oxygen XML Editor behaves as if the Preserve the configuration option has been chose in the Profiling Values Conflict dialog box and that dialog box will never appear.
Configure profiling colors and styles link
Use this link to open the profiling Colors and Styles preference page.
Profiling Condition Sets section
Allows you to specify a specific set of profiling attributes to be used to specify a particular build configuration for your content. You can use the New button at the bottom of the table to add condition sets, the Edit button to edit existing ones, or the Delete button to delete entries from the table. Use the Up and Down buttons to change the priority of the entries. If you have multiple entries with identical names that match the same document type, Oxygen XML Editor uses the one that is positioned highest in the table.
Show excluded content
Toggles whether or not the Show Excluded Content option in the Profiling / Conditional Text drop-down menu is enabled by default.