DITA OT Transformation

This type of transformation specifies the parameters for an Ant transformation that executes a DITA-OT build script. Oxygen XML Author plugin includes a built-in version of Ant and a built-in version of DITA-OT, but other versions can be set in the scenario.

To create a DITA OT Transformation scenario, use one of the following methods:
  • Use the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) (Alt + Shift + T, C (Command + Alt + T, C on OS X)) action from the DITA Maps Manager toolbar, main toolbar, or the XML menu. Then click the New button and select DITA OT Transformation.
  • Go to Window > Show View and select Transformation Scenarios to display this view. Click the New Scenario drop-down menu button and select DITA OT Transformation.

Both methods open the DITA Transformation Type dialog box that presents the list of possible outputs.

Figure: DITA Transformation Type Dialog Box

Select the desired type of output and click OK. This opens the New Scenario dialog box.

The upper part of the dialog box allows you to specify the Name of the transformation scenario.

The lower part of the dialog box contains several tabs that allow you to configure the options that control the transformation. Some of these tabs are only available for certain output types (for example, a Skins tab is only available for WebHelp Classic and WebHelp Classic with Feedback output types, a Templates tab is available only for WebHelp Responsive and WebHelp Responsive with Feedback, and a FO Processor tab is available for PDF output).