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Configuring the DITA Open Toolkit
Configuring the DITA Open Toolkit in easyDITA
Learn how to configure the DITA Open Toolkit in easyDITA to customize your output.
Set a Default DITAVal File for a Publishing Scenario
Add a DITAVal file, which is used for conditional processing, into a publishing scenario so it's applied each time the publishing scenario is used.
Configuring the DITA Open Toolkit in easyDITA

Learn how to configure the DITA Open Toolkit in easyDITA to customize your output.
easyDITA provides full DITA Open Toolkit support right out of the box and is extremely flexible when it comes to setting up the DITA Open Toolkit.
When publishing using the DITA Open Toolkit, you must set up a publishing scenario in order to publish. You can make simple configurations when you Set up a Publishing Scenario. Think of a publishing scenario as a template. At publish, you can select a template to customize the output based on the parameters set in the template.
For example, you can create a publishing scenario using the following parameters:
  • Use DITA-OT1.8.4
  • Generate PDF output
  • Generate HTML output
For more advanced configuration and customization, you can upload your own plugins or completely new instances of the DITA Open Toolkit into easyDITA. Then you can include these plugins or new instances of the DITA Open Toolkit in a publishing scenario.
This guide will show you how to:
Set a Default DITAVal File for a Publishing Scenario

Add a DITAVal file, which is used for conditional processing, into a publishing scenario so it’s applied each time the publishing scenario is used.
context

You’re logged in as an administrator in the Dashboard interface and have a DITAVal file that you want to add to a publishing scenario.

  1. Create a ZIP folder containing the DITAVal file.
  2. In the Administration interface, click Plugins .

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    Expected Result
    The Plugins interface displays.

  3. Select DITA Open Toolkit.

    Expected Result
    The Configure the DITA Open Toolkit screen displays and lists all available scenarios, DITA OTs, and plugins.

  4. In the DITA OT Plugins list, click New.

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  5. Click Browse and then navigate to and select the ZIP folder.
  6. In the Scenarios list, click on an existing publishing scenario or click New to create a new one.
  7. Click Add a Parameter .
  8. Set the Parameter Name as args.filter and the Parameter Type as File Reference

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  9. Click Change and then navigate to and click on the DITAVal file.

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  10. Click Save .
result

Your DITAVal file will be used whenever this scenario is run.