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Export DITA Map: Making it optional whether to include related topics or not

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:07 pm
by B-E-N
Hi,

I've got a feature request for the Export DITA Map option.

With this function, we zip all ditamaps and topics that belong to a translation project. The zip file contains all topics that are referenced by the ditamaps and also all topics that are referenced in other topics. This is totally fine if we want to translate the whole project.

But sometimes we have to divide the project into several translation batches, depending on which parts of the documentation are already final. It would be nice to have an option in the "Export DITA Map" dialog that allows you to restrict the export function to the selected ditamap only, without the related link topics.

At the moment, we then open the zip file and delete all folders that contain related topics which are not supposed to be in the translation project at that time.

Re: Export DITA Map: Making it optional whether to include related topics or not

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:26 pm
by Radu
Hi,

So you would find useful some kind of checkbox like "Export only topics referenced in the maps", right?
Interesting, I will add an internal issue for this.
Of course one way to better structure your project would be to use indirect key-based references for related links. In this way you would have a single DITA Map defining the keys and references to topics and if you would comment out in the exported DITA Map the reference to the keys DITA Map, you could export and the keyrefs would no longer resolve thus the topics would no longer be included.

Regards,
Radu

Re: Export DITA Map: Making it optional whether to include related topics or not

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:46 am
by B-E-N
Right, such an option would be nice.

Your other suggestion is also interesting. We have to think about using key-based references at one point eventually.