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How are DITA child topics output to PDF?

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Oct 11, 2022 Oct 11, 2022

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How it works with dita and dita map files in framemaker?, dita map includes multible dita files, when published as pdf, each dita topic will start from new page?

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Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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@Matt S - Tech Comm Tools or one of the other DITA experts would be able to answer better. I'm just getting back into learning about DITA and it's been years since I actually used it.

 

My recollection is that yes, using a DITA map and XML files will start each new topic/module on the same page as the previous (until the page end is reached, of course). You might also want to look at Leximation's DITA-FMx plugin. 

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Normal behavior in DITA is to concatonate the child topics that are 2nd level or lower.

I haven't looked at the options for Fm 2022, but in previous versions you can control the output using the Publish options and/or the DITA init file.

So, basically, you can set up Fm to paginate the PDF as you like.

-Matt

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