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When you create a new transformation scenario or edit an existing one, a configuration dialog box allows you to customize the transformation with various options in several tabs.

The Parameters tab allows you to configure the parameters sent to the DITA-OT build file.

The table in this tab displays all the parameters that the DITA-OT documentation specifies as available for each chosen type of transformation (for example, XHTML or PDF), along with their description and current values. You can find more information about each parameter in the DITA-OT Documentation. You can also add, edit, and remove parameters, and you can use the text box to filter or search for a specific term in the entire parameters collection. Note that edited parameters are displayed with their name in bold.

Depending on the type of a parameter, its value can be one of the following:
  • A simple text field for simple parameter values.
  • A combo box with some predefined values.
  • A file chooser and an editor variable selector to simplify setting a file path as the value of a parameter.
Note: To input parameter values at runtime, use the ask editor variable in the Value column.

Below the table, the following actions are available for managing parameters:

Opens the Add Parameter dialog box that allows you to add a new parameter to the list. You can specify the Value of the parameter by using the Insert Editor Variables button or the Browse button. You can also use the Open in editor button to open the specified file in the editor panel.
Resets the selected parameter to its default value. Available only for edited parameters with set values.
Opens the Edit Parameter dialog box that allows you to change the value of the selected parameter or its description.
Removes the selected parameter from the list. It is available only for new parameters that have been added to the list.

Parameters Contributed by an Oxygen Publishing Template

Transformation parameters that are defined in an Oxygen Publishing Template descriptor file are displayed in italics. After creating a publishing template and adding it to the templates gallery, when you select the template in the Templates tab, the Parameters tab will automatically be updated to include the parameters defined in the template descriptor file.