New in this documentation release

Build 4.3.47

  • The Assignments dialog box has been improved to allow filtering of the names displayed in the Assignee pane by project even if the document being assigned is not one of the project's deliverables. For more information, see Assign documents to users.
  • The Assignments dialog box has been improved so that an HTTP or HTTPS-based URL can be added to an assigned document as an external link. For more information, see Assign documents to users.
  • A new feature called Clone Ditaval has been added to the Ditaval view. This feature allows you to create a clone of an existing Ditaval file to use as a basis for a new Ditaval. For more information, see Clone a Ditaval file.
  • The File > Import > DITA CMS > Import Images has changed. When you import an image to replace an image in a multiple resolution image object, all the formats are replaced by the imported image. For more information, see Reimporting the same file into the DITA CMS.
  • In File > Import > DITA CMS, the Import Maps and Import Topics options have changed. When a map or topic being imported references a non-DITA resource such as PDF file or video, it is imported as a resource of the type "unknown". For more information, see Import maps and Import topics.
  • The ability to create a Ditaval file for a subject scheme has been added to the Ditaval view. For more information, see Create a Ditaval file.

DITA CMS 4.3 updates

  • Profiling and conditional processing has been improved to support subjectScheme maps which define a list of controlled values for the conditional processing attributes. For more information, see About how conditional processing attributes are defined in DITA CMS and Create a subject scheme map.
  • A new option called incremental localization, configurable by your DITA CMS administrator, is now offered as part of the sequential localization mode. The new incremental localization process allows you to start the localization process for a map without having all the objects in the Authoring:done status (or the equivalent status in your deployment). For more information, see About incremental localization.
  • A new option called pivot language localization, configurable by your DITA CMS administrator, is now offered as part of the sequential localization mode. Pivot language localization allows you to use an intermediate language (pivot language) when a direct translation between the source language and the target language is not available. For more information, see Localizing from an alternate language (pivot language localization).
  • The Redline With feature has been enhanced. You can now compare a map with a or published map in the Authoring or Localization cycle. For more information, see Compare to a snapshot or published map (redlining).
  • You can now set context maps for topics assigned to SMEs in Web Author 5.0. For more information, see Assign documents to users.

Build 4.2.45

  • Changes have been made to the Branch and Clone features. Branched objects will now contain the same ID as their source objects. Clone objects must now contain unique IDs so the option Use same ID has been removed form the Clone dialog box, see Clone a map, topic, or image.
  • Since the Visible checkbox on the Message dialog box had no effect, it has been removed from the interface. Therefore, two topics related to that feature have been removed from the Bulletin Board section, see Use the Bulletin Board.
  • Small change in the .zip file when preparing a localization kit for sequential localization, see Prepare the localization kit.
  • You can now open a ditaval in a read-only mode in the XML editor area, see View a ditaval file.

Build 4.2.38

  • Added a new topic about how to log in to the DITA CMS Eclipse client with preconfigured settings, see Log in to DITA CMS from Eclipse clients with preconfigured settings.
  • Added a topic for the Copy Element ID feature, which allows you to copy the ID of an element from a topic in the Referable-Content view. For more information, see Copy the element ID.
  • Updated the instructions for inserting variables or external links into a topic from a map to reflect the enhancements made to the Insert Variable dialog box. Variables are organized by the map in which they are defined and they can also be filtered by name or value. See Inserting a keyword or external link from keys defined in the map.
  • In the Assignments dialog box, deactivated users no longer appear in the Assignee pane unless they are still assigned to a document. for more information on assigning documents to users, see Assign documents to users.
  • The labels for DITA CMS > Label Configuration in the main menu, the Manage Label Configuration button on the main toolbar, and the Manage Label Configuration dialog box have all been changed to Configure Labels, see topics in Document labels.

Build 4.2.34

Build 4.2.33 updates

Build 4.2.31 updates

Build 4.2.30 updates

Build 4.2.29 update

Build 4.2.28 updates

DITA CMS 4.2 updates