Change a map element

This procedure lets you re-tag the elements in a map.

  • The map must be locked.
  • Map elements must be displayed

Use this procedure to change a map element into another element that's valid in that position in the map. You could, for example, change a <shortdesc> into a <searchtitle>. Or you could change a <topicref> into a <chapter>.

  1. Open the map in the DITA Map view.
  2. Highlight the map element you want to change.
  3. Right-click the element and select Change Element > elementname from the menu
    where elementname is one of the selections on the menu: shortdesc, for example.
Your selected element replaces the original in the map.
If you want to add text to the element or specify its attribute values, you can do this using the Properties view.