About DITA Open Toolkit plug-ins

You can extend or enhance the product capabilities provided by DITA Open Toolkit by installing Toolkit plug-ins. Once installed, a plug-in becomes part of the Toolkit environment and can be used to add new specializations or to define new targets for output processing.

Download sites for Toolkit plug-ins

You can download DITA Open Toolkit plug-ins from the following websites:


Plug-ins you can install

Key plug-ins are listed in the following table.

Plug-in Description
apiref0.8 The API reference specialization provides a general-purpose basis for documenting callable programming libraries.
docbook2dita 1.0 DocBook to DITA Transform This plug-in provides a transform from DocBook to DITA and some proof-of-concept examples of interoperability. In order to use this plug-in you need to install both DocBook 4.4 DTD and DocBook-xsl 1.69.1.
FrameMaker Adapter 0.8 The FrameMaker Adapter (sometimes called the Mekon FrameMaker Adapter or Moldflow FrameMaker Adapter) adds the fmxml output target that allows you to take an existing DITA project and produce a file that can be used as input to FrameMaker 7.x. You can then apply an unstructured FrameMaker template to this content and publish it using FrameMaker functionality. You cannot, however, use FrameMaker functionality to make further changes to the DITA project. The adapter was not designed to be used for authoring DITA content.
Note: This is not the Adobe FrameMaker Application Pack for DITA.
Idiom FO 1.1 The Idiom FO plug-in uses the RenderX XEP processor (in place of the base-level Apache FOP processor) to enhance Toolkit support for PDF processing. The target name is pdf2 (the base-level target name is pdf.)
javaapiref0.8 The Java API reference specialization provides a basis for documenting Java class libraries.
Music 1.0 The The Music specialization is a set of sample files that demonstrates how to create a new specialization plug-in. It should be placed in the demo directory inside the DITA Open Toolkit.
Thesaurus 0.8.1 The Thesaurus (also called Taxonomy) specialization defines formal subjects and the relationships between them, so you can classify your content. This specialization conforms closely to the SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) standard and generates RDF.

Related information
FrameMaker 7.2 Application Pack for DITA