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Oxygen XML Developer includes built-in transformation scenarios for transforming individual DITA Topics to HTML5, XHTML, or PDF output. They can be found in the DITA section in the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) dialog box.

The available transformations scenarios for individual DITA topics include:
  • DITA HTML5 - This DITA-OT transformation scenario generates HTML5 output from a single DITA topic.
  • DITA XHTML - This DITA-OT transformation scenario generates XHTML output from a single DITA topic. This was the first transformation scenario created for the DITA Open Toolkit and it originally served as the basis for all HTML-based transformations.
  • DITA PDF - based on HTML5 & CSS - This transformation scenario converts individual DITA topics to PDF using a CSS-based processing engine and an HTML5 intermediate format. Oxygen XML Developer comes bundled with a built-in CSS-based PDF processing engine called Oxygen PDF Chemistry. Oxygen XML Developer also supports some third-party processors.

    For those who are familiar with CSS, this makes it very easy to style and customize the PDF output of your DITA projects without having to work with xsl:fo customizations. Another advantage of this transformation scenario is that you can use the same customization CSS or publishing template that you use for converting entire DITA maps.

  • DITA PDF - based on XSL-FO - This DITA-OT transformation scenario converts individual DITA topics to PDF using an xsl:fo processor.