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Profiling attributes are applied on element nodes. You can apply profiling attributes on a text fragment (it will automatically be wrapped into a phrase-type element), on a single element, or on multiple elements at the same time. If there is no selection in your document, the profiling attributes are applied on the element at the cursor position.

You can apply defined DITA profiling attributes as follows:
DITA Topics
To profile DITA topics, right-click a topic reference in the DITA Maps Manager, select Edit Properties from the contextual menu, go to the Profiling tab, and select the appropriate values.
DITA Content
To profile DITA content in Author mode, highlight the content and select Edit Profiling Attributes from the contextual menu and select the appropriate values in the Edit Profiling Attributes dialog box.
DITA Elements
To profile specific XML elements in Author mode, position the cursor inside the element, right-click, select Edit Profiling Attributes (you can also right-click the element in the breadcrumb or Outline view), and select the appropriate values in the Edit Profiling Attributes dialog box. You can also use the Attributes view to set the profiling attributes on the element at the current cursor position.
Figure 1. Edit Profiling Attributes Dialog Box

The profiling attributes, and their potential values, that appear in this dialog box depend on what has been configured in Oxygen XML Editor. If you have a large list of profiling attributes, you can use the text filter field to search for attributes or values, and you can expand or collapse attributes by using the Expand All/Collapse All buttons to the right of the text filter or the arrow button to the left of the profiling attribute name.

The attributes and values that appear in the dialog box are determined as follows:

The attribute names and values selected in the Edit Profiling Attributes dialog box are set on the elements contained in the profiled fragment. If you only select a fragment of content (rather than the entire element), this fragment is wrapped in phrase-type elements where the profiling attributes are set.

If the Show Profiling Attributes option (available in the Profiling / Conditional Text toolbar menu) is selected, a green border is painted around profiled text in the Author mode and all profiling attributes set on the current element are listed at the end of the highlighted block. To edit the attributes of a profiled fragment, click one of the listed attribute values. A form control pops up and allows you to add or remove attribute values.

Figure 2. Profiling Attribute Value Form Control Pop Up