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Su-Laine Yeo

Reply to: Text indenting through DTD

See “Appendix B: Configuring XHTML and CHM output” in the XMetaL online help.

Note that we recommend NOT changing ditabase-derived.css, because JustSystems may improve this file in new releases. There are “override” files that you should use instead. See the online help topic called “DITA stylesheets” for details.

I don't know the specifics of why you want to indent text, as the only example you've posted is from a table of contents. However I'll say one more time that creating a new element called is generally a very bad way to go about indenting things. There are lots of experienced consultants out there who can look at your requirements and help you deal with these issues more strategically. If you spend time now modelling your content and figuring out how to separate content from formatting, you will save yourself a lot of time later on when your company decides to change its layout guidelines or when you want to deliver content in different output formats, e.g. for small-screen devices.