Tags View Modes

Use different tags view modes to see and interact with the elements that are present in your content.

Tag Modes

In the Content Editor, you can switch between different tag modes by clicking the gear on the toolbar and using the Tags drop-down menu.

Tags drop-down menu
The Full Tags With Attributes, Full Tags, and Short Tags modes enable you to:
  • Select elements by clicking tags
  • Drag and drop tags
    drag and drop tags
  • Drag and drop tags between different Content Editor

    In the following example, the ul tag is being dragged and dropped from one browser window to another browser window.

    Dragging and dropping an unordered list from one browser window to another
    Tip: If you drag-and-drop an element with an ID attribute assigned (for example from a warehouse topic), you can decide if you want to paste the element or create a content reference (conref).
  • Replace an element with another element by using the Tag context menu
    Context menu button for replacing an element
  • Unwrap an element by using the Tag context menu
    Context menu button for unwrapping an element

Tags Off

In the Tags Off mode, the Content Editor does not show tags for DITA elements.

Figure 1. Tags Off
Tags off view in the content editor

Short Tags

In the Short Tags mode, the Content Editor shows generic indicators for the presence of DITA elements.

Figure 2. Short Tags
Short tags, small left and right-facing triangles, view in the content editor

Full Tags

In the Full Tags mode, the Content Editor shows descriptive tags for DITA elements.

Figure 3. Full Tags
Full tags view in the content editor, showing the full element names

Full Tags With Attributes

In the Full Tags With Attributes mode, the Content Editor shows descriptive tags for DITA elements along with the attributes assigned to these elements.

Figure 4. Full Tags With Attributes
Full tags with element attributes in the content editor