Opening saved Lightweight DITA topic file resets all paragraph styles

Explorer ,
Oct 12, 2021 Oct 12, 2021

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When I edit and update a paragraph style in a Lw DITA topic document, close and save the file, and then reopen it, the paragraph style no longer has my changes. Similarly, if I create a custom paragraph style, it is no longer available when I re-open the file. What am I missing here?

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Formatting and numbering , Getting started , Structured , XML author

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Explorer , Oct 13, 2021 Oct 13, 2021
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 12, 2021 Oct 12, 2021

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When you open an xml or dita file with FrameMaker, it uses a template specified in the structapps.fm file. To make permanent format changes, you need to edit the template that FrameMaker is using.

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This is expected behavuiour 
Dita doesn't have any formatting of itself  but FM provides input and output templates where you can customise your style and formatting .
To get started you can access recording for below webinar : 
https://dita-to-pdf-with-framemaker-2019.meetus.adobeevents.com/


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Pulkit Nagpal

 

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