Book lists

If you are using a change pages page management model or the partition page management model is not specified, then your partition can use a book list to reference content sourced from more that one top-level document file. The book list is a text file where each line defines a path to a file containing content. When the partition is composed the content of each file is read in the order defined in the book list.

Use Commands » Edit Partition Document List... if you need to edit the book list.

To add a file path to the end of a book list use Commands » Add Files to Partition....

If a book list name entry declares a simple filename (i.e. the entry does not specify an absolute file path) then the entry identifies a document held within the partition source document folder. If a book list name entry declares an absolute file path then the entry identifies a document held externally to the partition source document folder.

[Note] Note

In general, content processed from files defined within a multi-file booklist will not inherit mapping properties declared within the $document mapping. If you use a multi-file booklist, use the mapping for the top level element in each file in the booklist to initialise the mapping properties for that file.

When working with XML content, it is recommended that you use file entities to reference multiple source documents from a single top level document. If you are working with DITA content, then you can also use a bookmap to organise content referenced from multiple source documents.