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News lets the community share announcements, press releases, and recommended news articles relevant to DITA. (Educational materials that are not time-sensitive are listed at Articles and white papers.)

XMLmind XSL Utility, a user-friendly, desktop application

You need to convert DITA documents to PDF, DOCX, ODT, Web Help, EPUB, etc, and don't like command-line tools. Look no further, give XMLmind XSL Utility a try:

Moreover, XMLmind XSL Utility allows to extensively configure and customize the conversion process without having to tweak obscure files by hand.

Latest version supports computers having very high resolution (HiDPI) screens and comes with a Mac OS X native ".dmg" distribution.

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Release of XMLmind DITA Converter v2.5.7, a serious alternative to the DITA Open Toolkit

Element <abbreviated-form> is now processed as described in the DITA 1.2 spec. More information:

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XMLmind XML Editor users, directly import DOCX files as simple, clean, valid DITA

XMLmind XML Editor users, directly import DOCX files as  simple, clean, valid DITA map+topics, bookmap+topics, topic, concept, reference, etc,  using new "Word To XML" add-on. Simply use "Options|Install Add-ons" to download and install this new add-on.

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Automatically convert DOCX to simple, clean, valid DITA

Automatically convert DOCX to simple, clean, valid DITA map+topics, bookmap+topics,  topic, concept, reference,  etc,  using new XMLmind Word To XML product.

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Codex 4 DITA editor helps engineers create documentation

VICTORIA, Canada — September 24, 2015

Codex Systems today announced the release of Codex® 4, the latest update of their “DITA editor for engineers,” featuring support for Mac OS X and import of text and images from non-DITA documents. 

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