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Delete Elements with XML Tree View

This section describes how to delete an element using the XML Tree View.


If you delete an element, you will also delete its "child" elements. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of "parent" and "child" elements, see Understanding Content Structures.


If you need to move the copy to a new position in the structure, select it in the XML Tree View and drag it to the new position.

  1. Open a topic in the Editor.

  2. Select the XML Tree View in the side panel.

  3. Expand the hierarchy until you can see the element that you want to delete.

    The XML Tree View shows the main elements in your topic as blue boxes, arranged in a hierarchy that matches the structure. Any box with a white cross has lower level content. If you select the white cross icon, the tree expands to show the lower levels.

    XML Tree View. It shows the hierarchical structure of the current topic. There are blue boxes for each of the block elements, organized in a hierarchy.
    XML tree view of a topic. It shows section at the top level. Second level elements are title, para, and table. Inside the table there is a tbody element. Inside the tbody element there are 5 tr elements, each representing a table row.
  4. Position the cursor over the element you want to delete.

    Paligo displays a copy icon and a delete icon.

    XML Tree View showing the structure of a topic. There is a section at the top level. Inside that, there is a title, para, and a table. The cursor is on the para element and there is a copy icon and a delete icon.
  5. Select the X to the right of the element to delete it

  6. Select Confirm. If you are unsure, select to keep the content and abort the deletion.



    If you are unsure, select Cancel to keep the content and abort the deletion.