Document Types > Document Type Configuration (.dcf) > Hiding Elements
Hiding Elements
You can hide unused or seldom-used elements in your DTD so that they don't display in Arbortext Editor dialog boxes using the document type's .dcf file.
To hide elements:
1. Open Arbortext Architect.
2. Choose File > Open.
3. Locate the directory in which the document type is saved, and click Select.
4. Once the document type is loaded, choose Edit > DCF. If the document type has a .dcf file, it displays in the Arbortext ArchitectDCF Editor window. If there is no .dcf file associated with this document type, Arbortext Architect automatically creates one.
5. Locate the ElementOptions element in the DCF Editor. If the file doesn't include a ElementOptions element, add one.
Open the Document Type Viewer (Tools > Document Type Viewer) to view the element hierarchy for the .dcf file. This will help you determine the valid location for the ElementOptions element.
6. Place your cursor next to the ElementOptions element, choose Insert > Markup, and then choose ElementOption.
7. Click next to the ElementOption element to open the Modify Attributes dialog box.
You must have the Force Required Attributes EntryEdit preference selected for this dialog box to open automatically.
8. Choose the element that you want to hide in the element list.
9. Choose yes in the hidden field. The default setting is no.
10. Click OK.
11. Repeat the previous steps to configure additional elements that you want suppressed in Arbortext Editor dialog boxes.
12. Choose File > Save to save the changes you have made to the .dcf file.