A DITA map is basically a sequence of possibly nested
topicref elements. As suggested by its name, a
topicref is simply a reference (or a “pointer”) to a topic
stored in a separate file of its own.
A DITA bookmap is a
useful variant of a map in which some specialized
etc, may be used, not only to reference a topic, but also to give it a
In this lesson, we'll get acquainted with the
buttons of the specialized toolbar which is automatically displayed when
you open a DITA
bookmap in XMLmind XML
Editor (XXE for short).
Note that these buttons, just like the "Edit Topicref" button, display a dialog box allowing to create on the fly the topic to be referenced or to choose an existing topic file.
topicrefnested inside a
chapterthen clicking Promote will un-nest this
topicrefand automatically convert it to a
appendixand click Delete (or press Del) to delete it.
booklistand use "Insert After" (or press Ctrl-J) to add a
topicrefpointing to an introductory topic after the
reltableto a DITA map and how to use the "Reltable row" button to remove a