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DITA CMS Documentation 4.1
Introduction to DITA CMS
/ Basic tasks
This section describes some of the tasks you'll use most frequently in the DITA CMS environment.
Open a document
Basically, you can open a document for viewing whenever its icon is visible.
Open a document with a specific editor
Use this procedure to edit a document with an editor other than its default editor.
Open the current topic with a different editor
Use this procedure to switch editors when you're editing a topic.
Create a map
A map is designed to manage topics – their order and relationships.
Rename a DITA 1.1 map
This procedure renames a map created with a DITA 1.1 DTD.
Rename a DITA 1.0 map
This procedure renames a map created with a DITA 1.0 DTD.
Drag documents into a map
You can add content to a map by dragging in topics and maps from other views.
Move a document within a map using drag and drop
You can move topics quickly and intuitively using the mouse.
Sub-trees display the hierarchy of topics in a map.
Move documents using DITA Map view buttons
Once topics are in a map, you can move them around using the buttons at the top of the DITA Map view.
DITA Map view shortcut keys
This table summarizes the DITA Map view button actions and their shortcut keys.
Create a topic
Use this procedure to create a new unit of information using one of the structured topic templates.
Types of topics
DITA CMS supports six topic types, defined by the DITA Language Specification.
Use the Lock procedure to reserve documents for editing.
Edit a document
The Edit procedure locks and opens a document at the same time.
The Release procedure saves your latest modifications to the server and frees the document so other users can edit it.
Summary of basic tasks and document locations
It's important to keep the document's actual location in mind when you're working on it.