Enable the Read-only Editor

This procedure causes unlocked topics to open in the Read-only Editor.

With this option enabled, double-clicking a topic that is unlocked, or locked by another user, opens it in a Read-only text editor. All text, including XML markup, is visible but cannot be modified.

This editor is built in to the DITA CMS and does not need to be associated with the *.xml file extension.

  1. From the Window menu, select Preferences....
    The Preferences dialog opens.
  2. Select DITA CMS > General Behavior.
    The General Behavior pane appears.
  3. Select Open unlocked documents in Read-only Editor.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Click OK.
Unlocked documents will now open in the Read-only Editor.