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The easiest way to create a custom framework (document type) is by extending an existing built-in framework, such as DITA or DocBook, and then making modifications to it.
  1. Open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences) and go to Document Type Association > Locations. Add the path to your custom framework directory in the Additional frameworks directories list and click OK or Apply to save your changes.
  2. Go to the Document Type Association preferences page and select an existing framework configuration (for example, DocBook) and use the Extend button to create an extension for it.

    Step Result: This opens the Document Type Configuration dialog box where you can define the set of rules and settings for your custom framework.

  3. Give the extension an appropriate name, select External for the Storage option, click the browsing button () to specify the location of your custom framework directory.
  4. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box and then OK or Apply to save your changes.

    Results: You now have a fully functional framework that you can continue to customize.