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Set the default view to Edit View in Arbortext Editor.

Set the default view to Edit View in Arbortext Editor.

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
Manufacturing of Outdoor Power equipment

2. What product and version are you currently running?
Editor 8.1

3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.
When a writer first goes into Arbortext, the Column View or document map view are set as the default view.  No writers I know of working those views and we always need to close them.  Can we please have the Editor View in a single pane as the default, with the tags turned on?

4. What is the use case for your organization?
New writers find the column and map views to be daunting and somewhat scary. As a trainer I am always having to set up people's editor to get them a single Edit View pane with the tags turned on.

5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
Easier to train and quicker setup of new users.

Status changed to: Acknowledged

We discussed this at PTC/User.  The use case is for DITA maps, where the default view is the column view.


Note that once you change the default view, if you click "Yes" on "Save Window Configuration" when you exit Editor, it will remember.  On subsequent uses of Editor, it will use the "edit" mode for ditamaps. 


You can see the setting in your arbortext.wcf file, as in the Option name="viewmode" value of this section of a .wcf file:


<WindowConfiguration name="ditaMapConfig">
<Toolbar id="toolbar3" show="no" dock="top" x="0" y="52"/>
<Toolbar id="toolbar4" show="yes" dock="top" x="0" y="50"/>
<Toolbar id="toolbar6" show="yes" dock="top" x="0" y="75"/>
<Window name="InsertKeyref" geometry="982x341+320+486"/>
<Window name="edit" geometry="1124x798+335+115"/>
<Window name="topic_tab_modeless_new_topic_tab_modeless" geometry="258x619+2+0" dock="left"/>
<Window name="topic_tab_modeless_new_topic_tab_modeless_keydef_tab_modeless" geometry="324x619+2+0" dock="left"/>
<Option name="docmappercent" value="100"/>
<Option name="showattrs" value="off"/>
<Option name="showemptyelement" value="off"/>
<Option name="tabletagdisplay" value="partial"/>
<Option name="tagdisplay" value="full"/>
<Option name="viewmode" value="edit"/>