Publishing profile Filters tab

Author-it Objects

The Filters tab allows the user to create logical expressions to filter the content of a book at publishing time, based on the value of variable assignments and other settings.

Note: Exclusion rules exclude different object types for different publishing formats. When the publishing format is Resolved XML, exclusion rules exclude all object types, unless Apply exclusion rules to topics only is selected. For all other publishing formats, only topics are excluded.

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Exclusion rules

The expression builder creates filters based on a range of criteria. The filters exclude content from the published output.

Expression Builder

Select Matching Criteria or Topic to build the exclusion rule.

Matching Criteria: the content must meet one or more of the following criteria. Create individual exclusion rules when you have a number of criteria you want to match. This gives you the option of assigning either ALL or ANY exclusion rule logic criteria.

  • Release States: select an operator, then select from the list of release states.
  • Folder: select an operator, then select from the list of folders.
  • Include sub folders: check this option to include content located in all sub folders of the selected folder.
  • Variable: select a variable from the drop-down list, then select an operator, and add the variable value used in this exclusion rule. Depending on the type of variable selected (for example, Text or List of Values) a text field or a drop-down list appears.

Topic: use the Topic option to exclude specific topics from publishing.