Index "preview"

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Graham Hannington
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Index "preview"

Post by Graham Hannington » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:20 am

I'm converting a set of documentation topics from Markdown to DITA. I'm using Oxygen XML Author 22.1.

Two of the output formats for this DITA source are:
  • PDF with a "back-of-book" index
  • HTML with an Index pane
In both cases, the index is looking pretty sparse right now, because the newly converted DITA lacks <indexterm> elements. I'm populating them now in the several hundred DITA topics.

Rather than waiting to see the index until I run a transformation scenario, I would like a pane (view) while editing in Oxygen that shows a live, dynamic "preview" of an index generated from the map currently open in the DITA Maps Manager. This would help me to build consistent hierarchies of index terms across topics as I add the <indexterm> elements.

Radu
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Re: Index "preview"

Post by Radu » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:22 am

Hi Graham,

I'm sorry but we do not have such a feature in Oxygen. I added an internal issue with your idea and if we manage to implement it in a future version I will update this forum thread.

Regards,
Radu
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http://www.oxygenxml.com

Graham Hannington
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Re: Index "preview"

Post by Graham Hannington » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:56 pm

Thanks Radu!

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