Why can't I see ditamap in Both Maps Manager View and Editor View?

ann.jensen
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Why can't I see ditamap in Both Maps Manager View and Editor View?

Post by ann.jensen » Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:07 pm

Hi,
I have opened a Ditamap (not part of an Oxygen project) that has 4 child topics. I only seem to be able to view the map either in the DITA Maps Manager view OR the Oxygen Editor View.
Is this as expected or can I change settings to view it in both?
thanks in advance,
Ann

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Re: Why can't I see ditamap in Both Maps Manager View and Editor View?

Post by sorin_carbunaru » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:20 pm

Hello Ann,

If you use right-click to show the contextual menu for the tree root inside the DITA Maps Manager, you should see an "Open map in Editor" action. The same action is also available in the DITA Maps Manager toolbar.

Also, in the contextual menu shown for the editor tab (where the filename is displayed) in the main editing area, an "Open in DITA Maps Manager" view actions should be available.

Do these actions work for you?

Best wishes,
Sorin Carbunaru
Oxygen XML Editor

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Re: Why can't I see ditamap in Both Maps Manager View and Editor View?

Post by ann.jensen » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:55 pm

Hi Sorin,
Yes, both those options are available to me but when the map opens in editor it disappears from the tree view in maps manager, and when it opens in maps manager the file disappears from the editor. This is only happening for some maps and I don't understand why it is happening.
Is this a known feature?
Thanks again,
Ann

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Re: Why can't I see ditamap in Both Maps Manager View and Editor View?

Post by sorin_carbunaru » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:38 am

Hello Ann,

No, this is not a feature in Oxygen. I haven't heard about this kind of behavior until now.

Do you have any plugins installed in Oxygen? Perhaps a CMS plugin? And could you also try the same scenarios in a freshly installed Oxygen, without any plugins or other customizations?

All the best,
Sorin

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Re: Why can't I see ditamap in Both Maps Manager View and Editor View?

Post by ann.jensen » Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:43 pm

Hi Sorin,
Yes, I am using the SDL Authoring Bridge to Oxygen.
So that is probably what is causing this behaviour?
Thanks,
Ann

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Re: Why can't I see ditamap in Both Maps Manager View and Editor View?

Post by sorin_carbunaru » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:50 pm

Hello Ann,

Yes, I would say the SDL plug-in is guilty of this.

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