Rule validation for a book in the Editor

Structured Authoring

As you create a book you can check that content is validating. The Rules tab displays a validation message for each object in the book that has validated against the rule properties. As an indication that there is a problem with the content, the messages stop at the first object that fails validation.

Validation is shown when you have the rules tab displayed and save the book, or choose Validate Book on the Editor's Review tab.

  • Objects meeting validation requirements display Valid.
  • Objects that have not validated display Not Valid. This can occur when:
    • The object use is outside of the minimum or maximum occurrences allowed.
    • Content does not use an allowed template or is not the specified object.
    • Extra objects are found in the contents pane that cannot be mapped to a rule.

If a book includes any rules that have not validated, or it includes additional content outside of the rules, it will not validate at object level.