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March 27, 2017

New LearningDITA course: Publishing output from DITA sources

We are excited to announce our newest LearningDITA course: Publishing output from DITA sources. Our other courses show you how to create and reuse DITA content; this one shows you how to publish it to PDF and HTML.

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The course offers an introduction to DITA publishing and covers the following topics:

  • Evaluating and choosing a DITA publishing environment that works for you
  • Installing and setting up a standalone DITA Open Toolkit environment
  • Testing the DITA Open Toolkit’s PDF and HTML publishing capabilities
  • Making simple customizations to a DITA Open Toolkit plugin

The lessons combine best practices with step-by-step instructions for getting started with DITA publishing. By taking this course, you will gain hands-on experience with using the DITA Open Toolkit to produce output.

The previous LearningDITA courses are available in German on (produced by our colleagues at parson AG). There are also LearningDITA sites in other languages under development—stay tuned for future updates!

Would you like to see LearningDITA in your language? Are there any subjects you would like us to cover? Please let us know. Feel free to add to our project roadmap of current and future courses, or contribute ideas and materials for courses to the LearningDITA GitHub repository. To make sure you always have the latest news from LearningDITA, sign up for announcements (you can also sign up during site registration).

We would like to thank our subscribers (more than 2,500!) and our sponsors: oXygen XML Editor, Adobe, IXIASOFT, SDL, The LavaCon Conference, easyDITA, and Flow.