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.

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.

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.

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.