DITA to Confluence -- Dita2go

H_Too_Oh
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DITA to Confluence -- Dita2go

Post by H_Too_Oh » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:25 pm

Has anyone had any success converting or publishing DITA to Confluence, specifically curious if anyone has used Dita2go for this?

We're starting with Dita, using Oxygen as the editor, and now we're looking into using Confluence as the target UI because of the interactivity and workflow, people can leave comments on each topic, receive email notifications and so on. We're trying to work out how to transform DITA to Confluence without writing XSLT ourselves, and came across this tool called Dita2go. It's close but there are some sticking points, and response from the person who created Dita2go seems to have stopped after the first email response we got. We'd happily pay for support, but can't raise anyone there.

Any recommendations, stories, tips, alternatives, all welcome.

Radu
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Re: DITA to Confluence -- Dita2go

Post by Radu » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:31 am

Hi,

The forum is not a very good place where to ask questions to the community because only forum users interested in a certain discussion receive emails.
So you could register and ask this question on the Oxygen Mailing List:

http://www.oxygenxml.com/mailinglists.html#oxygen-user

or better yet on the Yahoo DITA Users List which is a quite large community:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dita-users/info

We (the manufacturers of Oxygen XML Editor) do not use Confluence ourselves so our experience with it is limited and we cannot help much in this regard.

Regards,
Radu
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H_Too_Oh
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Re: DITA to Confluence -- Dita2go

Post by H_Too_Oh » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:50 pm

Okay thanks Radu,

I have another quick question, have you or anyone done output as Word .doc/.docx, with images inline?

I can see RTF as a transformation format and it works, but without images embedded.

Thanks,

Radu
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Re: DITA to Confluence -- Dita2go

Post by Radu » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:11 am

Hi,

Indeed the RTF output is not very well maintained in the DITA Open Toolkit. Few people produce Word from DITA, they usually produce Web-based outputs and PDF.
Could you exemplify with some DITA content a precise situation in which the image referenced in the DITA topic is not shown in the RTF output?

One alternative solution for you would be to publish to Open Document Format then open the result document in Libre Office and save it to MS Word.

From what I understood DITA2Go has a better RTF generation than the DITA Open Toolkit which comes bundled with Oxygen.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com

H_Too_Oh
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Re: DITA to Confluence -- Dita2go

Post by H_Too_Oh » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:00 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the reply, we were actually trying to use Dita2go and are giving up on it, which is a long story.

For the rest I'll reply in the support form with a mockup example, something I shouldn't put here in the public form.

Thanks,

Radu
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Re: DITA to Confluence -- Dita2go

Post by Radu » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:29 am

Hi,

Recently I looked more into exporting DITA content to Confluence.
I've had the most success by going from DITA to MS Word and using the internal import mechanism:

https://blog.oxygenxml.com/dita_to_confluence.html

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
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http://www.oxygenxml.com

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