DITA Maps Manager: Collection type GUI representation?

HomeGoods
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DITA Maps Manager: Collection type GUI representation?

Post by HomeGoods » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:55 pm

In DITA maps, @collection-type is an essential attribute of topicref.
Currently, to see or verify the collection type in oXygen DITA Maps Manager, I open each topicref's properties and look for "Collection type" value. This is a tedious and error-prone task.
Is there an easy way to know the collection type at a glance on DITA Maps Manager?

mihaela
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Re: DITA Maps Manager: Collection type GUI representation?

Post by mihaela » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:30 pm

Hi,

Unfortunately for the moment there is no setting to display the collection type in DITA maps manager.
However we plan to improve the rendering of the dita map in the DITA Maps Manager view on a future version, to include more information.
I added also your request in our internal issue tracker to display the collection type property and we will let you know when it will be implemented.

For the moment, to have an overview of the collection-types used in your dita map, you could open it in the Author mode (right click on the root -> "Open Map In Editor"). The default CSS (called "Basic") of oXygen 17 for the DITA Maps renders all the topicref attributes.

Best Regards,
Mihaela
Mihaela Calotescu
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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Re: DITA Maps Manager: Collection type GUI representation?

Post by HomeGoods » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:28 pm

Mihaela,
I do hope the improvement of DITA Maps Manager in the near future.
For the meantime, as you suggested, I'll see if Author mode CSS can be of help.

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