Use the View Menu commands in the Topic Editor to view the web stylesheet and placeholders.
The View Menu consists of the following commands:
|Web stylesheet||This is the default rich text view of the DITA file, styled with a web stylesheet. This view has placeholders for empty DITA elements, and rich text for formatted elements like italic, bold, underline, and lists.|
|Show element placeholders||Shows the placeholder text for elements (e.g. paragraph).|
|Show full text placeholders||Shows the placeholder text for text styling (e.g. strong, italic, etc.).|