Create a Process with the Collection-Type Attribute

You can create a process to organize a sequence of task topics.

Important: Linking created by adjusting the collection-type attribute is compatible with the DITA Open Toolkit (DITA-OT) publishing scenarios with the args.rellinks parameter set to all, and Heretto Deploy dynamic portal publishing. It is not compatible with Heretto PDF Generator publishing.
Do the following:
  • Create a task topic that you will use as a process topic.
  • Create or find existing task topics (procedures) that you will use as process steps.
  • Create or find an existing map to which you want to add a process.
  1. Open the map you want to add a process to.
  2. Add the required topics to the map:
    1. Add the process topic to the map.
    2. Add the task topics (procedures) under the process topic.
    For more information, see Add Existing Content to a Map.
    Tip: To easily reuse processes, you can keep the process topic and the task topics in a dedicated process map and reuse the process map in multiple publication maps.
    Figure 1. Procedure Topics Appended to a Process Topic
    An example of a map with a procedure
  3. Add content to the process topic.
    You can add elements like an abstract element, short description element, prerequisite element, and context element.

    For more information, see Insert an Element in a Topic.

    Figure 2. Process Example.

    In the following example, a short description element and a prerequisite element was added to the process topic.

    An example of a process topic with the prerequisite element
  4. Set the collection-type attribute value of the process topic:
    1. In the Content Editor, in the pane on the left, hover over the process topic and click the gear icon.
    2. From the collection-type drop-down list, select sequence.
      The sequence value causes the child task topics to appear as a numbered list in the parent process topic.
Publish the map that contains the process.
Figure 3. Rendered Process Topic
An example of a process rendered with DITA-OT