Branch images

After you have branched a topic, you can go on to branch the images it contains.

  • The root map must be open in the DITA Map view.
  • All documents referring to the image must be in a state that allows them to be branched.
  • One parent topic containing the image must already have been branched.

When you branch an image the system creates a new, editable version in the Authoring cycle and gives it the status Authoring:work (or its equivalent in your workflow).

  1. In the DITA Map view, right-click the branched parent topic and select Branch > Branch Referenced Images.
    You can select several topics by holding down CTRL or SHIFT and clicking the topics.
    The Branch Images dialog displays a list of the selected topic(s) and the images they contain.
    Branch image
  2. Select any or all of the images.
  3. Click OK.
    If branching this image requires that other documents also be branched, the Branch Documents dialog appears. It displays a list of the documents that will be affected by this change and asks if you want to continue.
  4. Click OK.
A copy of the published image (or images) is created in the Authoring cycle and assigned Authoring:work status (or its equivalent in your workflow). All topics that contain that image will be branched as well.

All branched images automatically receive the same tag as the parent map.