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You can customize the appearance of any of the output types by customizing the output transformations. There are several ways to do this:
  • Most transformations are configurable by passing parameters to the transformation script. Oxygen XML Editor allows you to set parameters on a transformation scenario and you can save and share them with others. You can also use the ${ask} editor variable in the Parameters tab to instruct Oxygen XML Editor to prompt you for a particular parameter whenever a transformation scenario is run. You can set up multiple transformation scenarios for a given output type, allowing you to maintain several customized transformation scenarios for multiple types of output configurations.
  • If you want to customize an output in a way not supported by the built-in customization options, you can create a modified version of the transformation code and execute it using a custom build file. Sometimes the transformation code exports specific forms of extensions or customizations. You should consult the DITA Open Toolkit for the transformation type that you are interested in to see what customization options are supported. Oxygen XML Editor provides full editing and debugging support from XSLT and CSS stylesheets, which you can use to modify transformation code.
  • You can also write your own transformation code (and execute it using a custom build file) to produce a type of output not supported by the DITA Open Toolkit. Oxygen XML Editor provides a full source editing environment for developing such transformations. You can create Oxygen XML Editor transformation scenarios to run these scripts once they are complete.
There are also many other ways to customize specific types of output generated from DITA transformations: