Content Flattening

Replacing content nodes with text is referred to as "flattening." You can flatten snippets and variables in Flare projects, and content references (conrefs) in DITA projects.

If the content is flattened, you can edit the translation to make it more appropriate for the segment where it appears.

Similarly, you may have multiple versions of content based on the document you are writing. This is often the case if you have content that needs to be translated differently for different audiences.

You can flatten content when creating a new project, or you can update an existing project's flattening settings in the Project Properties dialog. The settings are the same in both locations. Settings are updated dynamically, so you do not need to update the project to apply the settings.