Creating a DITA bookmap

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 topicref elements: part, chapter, appendix, etc, may be used, not only to reference a topic, but also to give it a distinctive role.

In this lesson, we'll get acquainted with the buttons of the specialized toolbar which is automatically displayed when you open a DITA map or bookmap in XMLmind XML Editor (XXE for short).

DITA map toolbar
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