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Su-Laine Yeo

Reply to: Add more than 1 map reference at a time to a DITA map

Hi Paul,

Generally, the most efficient way to add topic references when you have existing topic files is to use the XML View of the map:

1) Open a DITA map.
2) In the Map Editor pane, click the File menu and choose “Switch to XML View of Map.” The map will appear in the right side of the screen.
3) At the bottom of the Resource Manager pane you should see a “Desktop” tab, and if you are working with Documentum you should also see a “Webtop” tab. If you are working with files on your local file system, you can use the Desktop tab to browse for DITA topic files and then drag those files to the map document on the right side of the screen to create topic references.

If you are working with your local file system, you can select and drag multiple files at a time in step 3. With Documentum Webtop, I haven't found a way to select multiple files at once in the Webtop pane, so you'll be dragging one file at a time. However, this will still be faster than using the Insert Topic Reference dialog for each file.

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