What output formats can DITA produce?

DITA Output Formats

DITA can generate content in various output formats. Below are some of the common formats:

  • HTML (Web-based Output)

    DITA can transform content into HTML, ideal for websites, web-based help systems, and online knowledge bases.

  • PDF (Portable Document Format)

    DITA can generate PDF documents, commonly used for printed manuals, reports, and downloadable documents.

  • EPUB (Electronic Publication)

    DITA can produce EPUB files, popular for e-books and digital publications compatible with e-readers and mobile devices.

  • Microsoft Word

    DITA can transform content into Microsoft Word documents (DOCX), useful for collaborative authoring and integration with Office tools.

  • XML (Structured Data)

    DITA content remains in XML format by default, suitable for integration with other XML-based systems and further processing.

  • Online Help Systems

    DITA can generate output formats designed for online help systems, including CHM (Compiled HTML Help) and WebHelp.

  • Markdown

    DITA can be transformed into Markdown, a lightweight markup language for web content and collaborative writing.


    DITA can produce XHTML output, a version of HTML suitable for XML-based workflows and modern web standards compatibility.

  • Custom Formats

    DITA’s extensibility allows organizations to define custom output formats, catering to unique documentation needs.