Demote a document in a map

You can easily move selected documents and branches to a lower level in a map's hierarchy.

The map must be locked.
Use the buttons at the top of the DITA Map view and DITA Map Editor to demote documents within a map.
Note: If you move the parent topic of a sub-tree, all the child topics move with it.
  1. In the DITA Map view or DITA Map Editor, highlight the document you want to demote.
  2. Click the Demote one level button (demote arrow icon).
    Tip: You can also use the CTRL+RIGHT ARROW shortcut keys.

    In the pictures below, the highlighted topic on the left is a first-level child of the map: "Introduction".

    In the picture on the right, it has been demoted one level to a child of the topic "Working with views and editors".

    Demote topic
Tip: You can use the CTRL+Z and CTRL+Y shortcut keys to undo and redo moves within a map.