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You can use a Custom Build File to customize transformation scenarios.

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 1.9.8 build tool that comes bundled with Oxygen XML Author, it is located in the [OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR]/tools/ant directory. Any additional libraries for Ant must be copied to the Oxygen XML Author Ant lib directory.