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Stoobie

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Aha…that info helped.

Understand that in our group of writers, none of us has a lot of expertise with this tool. We pretty much know what we're told to know, and we generate output directly through the DITA OT, not via XMetaL. So I didn't know about File> Generate Output for DITA Topic. In fact, I was wondering how XMetaL knew which conditions to show and which to hide. I still wonder that, because, as I mentioned, Page Preview did work, just not when I had a condition in the root element.

Anyway, my only complaint is that it takes a very long time to generate output/do Page Preview for the topic. Is that normal? Why is Page Preview so much quicker when there is no condition in the root element?

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