easyDITA includes several publishing engines that enable you to produce highly customizable deliverables.
Do placeholders in topics show when I publish?
No, the placeholder buttons and the associated text don't show when published. They're a part the topic editor interface that offers guidance and provides quick access to common elements. Think of placeholders as reminders for elements that are typically used in a given topic type.
It's common for easyDITA customers to specify their own set of buttons and configurations to meet their specific authoring needs. easyDITA is highly configurable, so just let us know if you want different placeholder text and buttons.
Can easyDITA produce Word output?
Out of the box, you can use the DITA Open Toolkit to publish to RTF, which Microsoft Word is capable of opening. You can also find other, open-source plugins capable of producing DOCX. We recommend using the Elovirta DOCX plugin.
Publishing Capabilities Reference
easyDITA includes several publishing engines that enable you to publish content to various formats and deliver it to different endpoints.
|Publishing Engine||Description||Output Formats/Endpoints||Key Features|
|DITA Open Toolkit||The DITA Open Toolkit (DITA-OT) is a mature open-source DITA transformation engine that enables you to publish content to a large number of output formats.|
Out of the box:
With third-party plugins:
|PDF Generator||The PDF Generator is a fast publishing engine based on Prince XML that enables you to develop templates directly in easyDITA.|
|Content Portal||The content portal solution enables you to instantaneously render and deliver content to a customizable and modern documentation portal website.|
|Docusaurus||The Docusaurus connector enables you to deliver content to a Docusaurus-built site hosted on Netlify or to generate a static Docusaurus site that you can preview locally and deploy on your own.|