Converting DITA content to Markdown and publishing the output with the Material theme for MkDocs.
The latest version of my Bootstrap plug-in for DITA Open Toolkit 3.3 generates HTML5 output with a Bootstrap 4 styling base.
The OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC announced a new version of their Committee Note “Lightweight DITA: An Introduction”.
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 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.
As of version 3.0, DITA Open Toolkit supports Markdown out-of-the-box along with the alternative authoring formats proposed for Lightweight DITA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the rise of Markdown as an alternative input method for DITA projects.
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.
At DITA Europe in Munich, the DITA Open Toolkit contributors split the toolkit documentation into a dedicated repository to make it easier to contribute.
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. ✨
After DITA Europe 2013 in Munich, I was invited to expand my presentation on “Automating DITA Builds” to an article for the CIDM Best Practices Newsletter.
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.
At DITA Europe 2013 in Munich, I’ll be speaking on “Automating DITA Builds — Lightweight Continuous Integration for Documentation Projects”.
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.
Dan Ochs has posted several nice tutorials on customizing the output produced by the DITA Open Toolkit PDF2 plugin.
Today Robert Anderson announced the availability of Milestone 10 of the DITA Open Toolkit version 1.5.
When building PDFs for different products with DITA Open Toolkit, you can store customizations in separate folders and reference them with customization.dir.
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.
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 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.
How to use a single installation of the DITA Open Toolkit on your Windows partition to generate output from either operating system environment.
DITA Open Toolkit 1.4.1 includes bugfixes and minor enhancements to provide greater control over the output directory and improve error reporting.
The FrameMaker 8 Plug-in for DITA Open Toolkit is now available from Adobe.
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.
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.
The DITA Technical Committee at OASIS, the international open standards consortium, has announced the approval of DITA version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard.
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.
Adobe has announced that FrameMaker 8.0 will be available by the end of July.