Download Oxygen Publishing Engine

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  • Note: JAVA_HOME system variable should point to a Java distribution with a minimum version of 1.8.
    • Unzip the downloaded archive.
    • Move the extracted oxygen-publishing-engine folder to a location of your choice.
    • Open a Command Prompt/Terminal window and change directory to the oxygen-publishing-engine folder.
    • Publish using the oxygen-publishing-engine/bin/dita command.
  • Note: To use it from Oxygen XML Editor/Author, go to Options->Preferences->DITA, set the "DITA Open Toolkit" option to 'Custom' and enter the full path of the oxygen-publishing-engine directory. This will ensure that all DITA transformations initiated from Oxygen will use this engine.


  • Simply delete the unzipped folder, oxygen-publishing-engine.


  • Minimum hardware configuration is Intel/AMD CPU class system with 1GB of RAM and 300 MB free disk space.
  • Recommended hardware configuration is dual core CPU with 4 GB of RAM and 1 GB free disk space.
  • Java SE 8 from Oracle (available at Oxygen may work very well with JVM implementations from other vendors but if there are incompatibilities then they will not be fixed in future Oxygen releases.