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Su-Laine Yeo

Reply to: Applying conditions to map elements?

Re: “I have had several writers ask if this was possible, and I have to wonder why such a wide variety of other attributes are available to edit from the map editor (scope, type, toc, and even otherprops are supported) but audience, platform, and product are not. Is this to avoid having to support specializations?”

That's a good question. For audience, platform, and product attributes, you can configure a list of allowed values for each attribute, and these values become checkboxes in the Apply/Remove Conditions dialog. Some Properties dialogs in XMetaL have a button which brings up the Apply/Remove Conditions dialog, however I've heard that adding this button to the map editor dialogs would not be very easy. Adding the button is in our longer-term plan.