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To use a custom build file in a DITA-OT transformation, follow these steps:
  1. Use the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) action to open the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) dialog box.
  2. Select the transformation scenario and click Edit.
  3. Go to the Advanced tab and change the Custom build file path to point to the custom build file.
As an example, if you want to call a custom script before running the DITA OT, your custom build file would have the following content:
<project basedir="." default="dist">
<!--The DITA OT default build file-->
 <import file="build.xml"/>
 <target name="dist">
  <!-- You could run your script here -->
  <!--<exec></exec>-->
   <!--Call the DITA OT default target-->
   <antcall target="init"/>
 </target>
</project>
Note: If you use the built-in Ant 1.8.2 build tool that comes bundled with Oxygen XML Editor, it is located in the [OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR]/tools/ant directory. Any additional libraries for Ant must be copied to the Oxygen XML Editor Ant lib directory.