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Writing DITA content

DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is a ready-to-use information model that can be used to create a wide variety of documentation.


Are you a technical writer and do you want to unravel the mysteries of DITA XML with a hands-on experience? Then take this course and you will soon be writing your own DITA topics in a program of your choice.


2 days


  • DITA: what is DITA and where does it come from?

  • important properties of DITA XML

  • XML basics (elements, attributes, schemas, DTDs)

  • information types (task, concept, reference)

  • information units (topic, map, bookmap)

  • topics: create, open, edit, save, validate topics

  • references and relationship tables

  • create DITA map

  • conditional publishing with ditaval and filtering of attributes

  • tables

  • graphics

  • publishing with the Dita Open Toolkit (basics)

  • reuse content with content references (conrefs) and key references (keyrefs)

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