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How do you insert a content reference into a DITA map

ChrisG_23
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How do you insert a content reference into a DITA map

I cannot get the Resource Manager Content Reference tab to insert a content reference to a topic in a DITA map. no matter where I put the cursor in the map after selecting a topic, the Insert button never becomes active. How can you do this?

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We use Editor 8.1.1.0. 

 

Topic being content referenced: You need to make sure that the element that you want to conref has and id assigned.

 

Topic with content reference being inserted: Make sure that the resource manager has the content reference tab selected. The default tab is set to link/xref.

 

Find the topic that you want to conref in the resource manger list. Click on the plus to expand the topic and it will then show you all the elements that can be conref'd. (this is dependent on the filter option. At the bottom of the resource manager window, if you set type to all and set show to all elements with ids).

Make sure your topic is checked out. Place the cursor where you would like to insert the content reference in your topic. In order for the conref to show up in the resource manager it has to be a valid element that can be inserted. if you press enter on the keyboard in the element you should see a list of elements that are valid to be inserted. If it is valid the insert box should light up.

 

Thanks

Bryon  

 

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olivierlp
Community Manager
(To:ChrisG_23)

Hi @ChrisG_23 

Thank you for your question. 

I’d recommend bringing more details and context to your initial inquiry (product version, screenshots...) to better understand what you are trying to do in your process. This will increase your chances to receive meaningful help from other Community members. 

Olivier

We use Editor 8.1.1.0. 

 

Topic being content referenced: You need to make sure that the element that you want to conref has and id assigned.

 

Topic with content reference being inserted: Make sure that the resource manager has the content reference tab selected. The default tab is set to link/xref.

 

Find the topic that you want to conref in the resource manger list. Click on the plus to expand the topic and it will then show you all the elements that can be conref'd. (this is dependent on the filter option. At the bottom of the resource manager window, if you set type to all and set show to all elements with ids).

Make sure your topic is checked out. Place the cursor where you would like to insert the content reference in your topic. In order for the conref to show up in the resource manager it has to be a valid element that can be inserted. if you press enter on the keyboard in the element you should see a list of elements that are valid to be inserted. If it is valid the insert box should light up.

 

Thanks

Bryon  

 

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