Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Using Templates to Create a New DITA Topic with Elements Already Inserted

Today I want to tell you about a feature that we ourselves never considered a “feature” until our users begin to tell us how helpful it is. So it’s a sort of an undocumented feature that you probably didn’t know about. As you know, you can create new DITA topics from DITAToo by clicking the Read More …

Generate .ditaval Files from DITAToo’s Publishing Profiles and Publish DITA Content Outside of DITAToo

As promised, today I want to talk about a new feature that lets you easily publish DITA content outside of DITAToo. I think this feature will be especially useful for FrameMaker users who want to use FrameMaker publishing capabilities to produce a PDF output instead of generating a PDF through the DITA Open Toolkit. In Read More …

Use Publishing Profiles to Produce Different Outputs Based on DITA Conditional Attributes

Today I want to tell you how DITAToo 1.6 helps you produce different outputs from the same DITA map based on conditional attributes. Let’s suppose that I’m documenting a product that has different editions (say, Professional and Enterprise). Because the product can work on different operating systems (say, Windows and Linux), there’re slight variations in Read More …