DITA Bootstrap⁴ plug-in

March 7, 2019

The latest version of my Bootstrap plug-in for DITA Open Toolkit 3.3 generates HTML5 output with a Bootstrap 4 styling base.

Lightweight DITA Committee Note № 2

December 6, 2018

The OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC announced a new version of their Committee Note “Lightweight DITA: An Introduction”.

Customizing DITA output

November 5, 2018

At DITA Europe in Rotterdam, I spoke about producing custom output with DITA Open Toolkit and suggested it may no longer be quite as hard as you recall.

DITA-OT Plug-in Registry

November 4, 2018

DITA-OT 3.2 introduces a new plug-in registry that makes it easier to discover and install new plug-ins via a searchable list at dita-ot.org/plugins.

DITA-OT³ Markdown Support

November 30, 2017

As of version 3.0, DITA Open Toolkit supports Markdown out-of-the-box along with the alternative authoring formats proposed for Lightweight DITA.

DITA Users September Meetup

September 8, 2017

Join the DITA Users Berlin meetup on September 27 to learn how HERE Technologies tests and validates DITA docs with open-source plugins for DITA Open Toolkit.

DITA Open Toolkit Docs Process

November 14, 2016

At DITA Europe this year, I’ll be speaking about how the DITA Open Toolkit project uses DITA features and open-source tools to build the toolkit documentation.

API docs in DITA and Markdown

March 5, 2016

I spoke in London at the Write The Docs mini-conference on Documenting APIs hosted by the UK’s Government Digital Service, the team behind the GOV.UK website.

DITA Users Berlin meetup

February 22, 2016

Join our first meetup to learn how Markdown can help you to simplify the authoring process and gather input from contributors who are less familiar with DITA.

Roundtripping DITA–XLIFF Conversions

June 3, 2015

At the XLIFF Symposium in Berlin, I showed how to transform XML files from the Darwin Information Typing Architecture to a single XLIFF file and back.

Marking Down DITA

April 30, 2015

On the rise of Markdown as an alternative input method for DITA projects.

Contributing to the Toolkit via GitHub

November 20, 2014

Now that the DITA Open Toolkit is hosted on GitHub, it’s easier than ever to contribute changes to the DITA-OT source code or the documentation.

DITA-OT Documentation Repository

November 19, 2014

At DITA Europe in Munich, the DITA Open Toolkit contributors split the toolkit documentation into a dedicated repository to make it easier to contribute.

Using Icon Fonts in DITA Projects

November 19, 2014

This year at DITA Europe in Munich, I showed how to use scalable vector icons in DITA projects to ensure that output renders sharply at any resolution. ✨

Automating DITA Builds (Seattle Edition)

April 28, 2014

After presenting at DITA Europe in Munich last year, I was invited to give the talk at this year’s Content Management Strategies/DITA North America in Seattle.

Automating DITA Builds

November 15, 2013

At DITA Europe 2013 in Munich, I’ll be speaking on “Automating DITA Builds — Lightweight Continuous Integration for Documentation Projects”.

DITA-OT: Scaling Images in PDF Output

March 14, 2010

When generating PDF output via DITA Open Toolkit, users often stumble over image scaling issues. You can make images fit by setting dimensions and resolution.

DITA-OT 1.5 Milestone 10

January 21, 2009

Today Robert Anderson announced the availability of Milestone 10 of the DITA Open Toolkit version 1.5.

Customizing PDF2 Output

January 15, 2009

When building PDFs for different products with DITA Open Toolkit, you can store customizations in separate folders and reference them with customization.dir.

DITA for WordPress

December 12, 2008

Claude Vedovini has released a set of plugins for the DITA Open Toolkit and WordPress that allow you to publish DITA content to a WordPress site.

RenderX XEP Setup in oXygen

August 7, 2008

Recently, a client asked how to set up the RenderX XSL FO processor to transform DITA maps to PDF with oXygen XML Editor on Mac OS X.

oXygen 9.2 Improves DITA Support

May 11, 2008

oXygen XML Editor 9.2 includes a new XML Author mode and DITA Maps Manager with a streamlined interface for content authoring and common map editing tasks.

Sharing DITA-OT in OS X & Boot Camp

January 14, 2008

How to use a single installation of the DITA Open Toolkit on your Windows partition to generate output from either operating system environment.

DITA-OT 1.4.1 Released

December 3, 2007

DITA Open Toolkit 1.4.1 includes bugfixes and minor enhancements to provide greater control over the output directory and improve error reporting.

DITA-FMx Plug-in for FrameMaker

August 21, 2007

DITA-FMx is a new Adobe FrameMaker plugin from Leximation and Silicon Publishing that extends DITA support and fixes bugs in the Application Pack for DITA.

DITA Open Toolkit 1.4

August 15, 2007

Version 1.4 of the DITA Open Toolkit is now available, including support for new DITA 1.1 elements such as bookmaps, index-see and index-see-also entries.

OASIS Approves DITA 1.1

August 15, 2007

The DITA Technical Committee at OASIS, the international open standards consortium, has announced the approval of DITA version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard.

FrameMaker 8: No DITA-OT Support

August 1, 2007

The DITA application pack previously available from Adobe Labs for FrameMaker 7.2 has been rolled in to FrameMaker 8, but drops support for DITA Open Toolkit.