Customising the DITA Open Toolkit

Who should attend this course?

The course is designed for Developers who need to customise publishing systems for DITA content using the DITA Open Toolkit. The course assumes that the delegate is already familiar with:

  • DITA Maps and Topics
  • XSLT (& XSL-FO)
  • General programming techniques
Duration 1 Day
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Location Mekon House, Sutton, London, SM1 1JN, UK, or at your premises.


The course enables you to develop your own DITA Open Toolkit customisations for PDF and HTML related outputs, and to package and distribute these customisations as plugins.

Length of course

1 Day

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Course outline

Architecture of the DITA Open Toolkit

  • Modules
  • Common pre-processing
  • PDF & XHTML pipelines

Configuring the DITA Open Toolkit

  • Basic configuration
  • Parameters

Extending the DITA Open Toolkit

  • Customized plugins for PDF and HTML

Custom training

If you have specific training needs, we can tailor a course that suits your requirements. We have designed training courses for customers using DITA in a production environment to help them get the most out of DITA. A custom course is useful if you need to:

  • Help new team members learn DITA in the context of your particular content model
  • Improve reuse and authoring productivity
  • Promote good practice

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