Our next meeting will be Wednesday March 28 at 5:30. If folks in the Boston
area are interested in meeting at the IBM location in Littleton, please let
me know so we can reserve a room; otherwise, you can attend virtually
together with the RTP user group by registering here:
The topic this month is an overview of publishing in the DITA Open Toolkit.
The DITA Open Toolkit is a free, open source implementation of the DITA
standard that allows you to publish DITA to other formats. The toolkit is
available as a standalone tool, but is also shipped under the covers of
many popular DITA products. This talk will cover the basics of publishing
in the toolkit, from download and install through running a demo and on to
creating your own build scripts. We'll finish off with a (very) brief
overview about extending the toolkit with plug-ins to customize the output,
and allow plenty of time for Q&A. If you have any OT publishing topics
you'd like me to focus on, feel free to send a note in advance.
About the presenter
Robert D Anderson has been working with DITA publishing tools at IBM from
the early days of DITA's existence as a beta program. He is the lead
architect for the DITA Open Toolkit, as well as co-editor of the DITA 1.1
and 1.2 specifications at OASIS. Robert also maintains the Music of DITA
Project, which includes a DITA-OT plug-in for specialized DITA topic types
that can be used to describe a complete library of music.
Robert D Anderson
IBM Authoring Tools Development
Chief Architect, DITA Open Toolkit (http://dita-ot.sourceforge.net/)