Creating a DITA Map or Bookmap

You can create a DITA map or bookmap in the repository using a template or other existing map.

  1. Navigate to the repository folder where you want to store the map.
  2. Right-click the folder and select File > New XML Document.
    The New XML Document dialog appears.
  3. Supply a Name and optional Description for the new map.
    The map name must be unique within the folder.
  4. If necessary, change the Location field by browsing to and selecting a different location.
  5. In the Template field, select the document to use as the basis for the new document.
    Option Description
    From Prototypes folder Click Defaults and select the template from the backstop prototype folder.
    Tip: File icons identify structured documents (), DITA maps () or bookmaps ().
    Note: A system administrator specifies the backstop prototype folder location. See Specifying the Backstop Prototype Folder.
    From Existing Structured Document Click Browse, then navigate to and select the desired existing structured document from the repository.
  6. If your project uses either workflow or snapshot labels, enter or select appropriate values in the remaining fields.
  7. Click OK.
The template map is copied to the specified location in the repository and can now be opened to edit or referenced by another object.