Previewing Topics

You can quickly see how a topic (as well as a snippet or master page) will look in the final output by previewing it. The Preview window pane is dynamic, allowing you to keep the preview open while you work and see changes as you make them in the XML Editor.

You can preview the topic based on the output format used in any of the targets in your project (including conditions that are set for that target). You can also preview a file based on specific conditional expressions that you choose.

The Preview window pane updates when any of the following take place:

  • A content file (i.e., topic, snippet, master page) is opened.
  • A change is saved in the XML Editor.
  • The refresh button in the window pane is clicked.
  • The File, Target, or Conditional Expression fields in the window pane are updated.