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User Guide
Conditionalizing Elements in a Topic

Use the Topic Editor to set values and conditionalize elements in a topic for conditional publishing.
Note:The default Conditional Processing Attributes are: audience, rev, platform, product, props, and otherprops.

  1. In the Content Manager, open a topic and place your cursor in the element you want to set Conditional Processing Attribute values.

    Step Information
    Note:It is a best practice to profile entire elements, not just individual words or phrases. This is especially important when localizing the content, since a complete sentence is required to provide sufficient context for accurate translation memory and machine translation matching. This is true even if some text is duplicated across alternative elements for different conditions. 

  2. Click Properties .

    Expected Result
    The Properties Pane displays.

  3. Navigate to the Conditional Processing Attribute that you want to define. 

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    Conditional Processing Attribute

  4. Enter the values for each Conditional Processing Attribute that defines the condition in which the element will be displayed. 

    In this example, we set the Audience field to Novice for the first item in the list. The list item will be published only when Audience=Novice and Action=Include in the DITAVal used at publish.

  5. Click Save .

The Conditional Processing Attribute values are set for the topic element.

Note:Depending on the action defined for a specific value at publish time, content is either flagged, excluded, or included. If no action is specified for a specific value, the default is to include the content (unless your publishing profile sets the default to exclude).