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Customize DITA Plugin missing documented icons / functionality (FM2019)

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I'm attempting to apply custom styles to DITA structured content. The product help leads me to the Customize DITA Plugin: https://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/dita/index.html#t=book%2FCustomiseDita.html

 

When I follow steps 1 and 2 above, I do see the plugin tool, but the look is completely different, see image below. What am I missing here? 

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Customize DITA Plugin missing documented icons / functionality (FM2019)

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I'm attempting to apply custom styles to DITA structured content. The product help leads me to the Customize DITA Plugin: https://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/dita/index.html#t=book%2FCustomiseDita.html

 

When I follow steps 1 and 2 above, I do see the plugin tool, but the look is completely different, see image below. What am I missing here? 

FM2019 - Customize DITA Plugin - No Tool Icons.png

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What kind of customization are you looking to do in the default DITA 1.3 structure?

 

thanks

Amitoj Singh

 

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I am trying to change the styling of specific tags within the DITA 1.3 structure for PDF publishing. I'm a new FM user, and going through the publishing options, specifically the 'DITA Template' tab of the publishing settings file dialog doesn't help much. I can export, make changes and import the various listed FM files, but these edits don't seem to have a major impact on PDF publishing. 

 

Reviewing the help / documentation, it's unclear how to actually style DITA content for PDF publishing. I WAS able to figure out that the STS file for publishing settings is a zip file, and that there's a bunch of stuff in there. I was able to modify the CSS files for HTML5 publishing, which was nice! PDF publishing isn't as transparent. It seems like generating and editing an EDD might work, but from what I've played with here, when you export the existing catalog of a DITA document, you only get the tags specific to that document that is open at the time. This isn't very practical, as I'd basically have to have a superset document with every possible DITA tag so that I can modify the style of anything in the DITA spec. 

 

I would have thought that an EDD with every DITA spec tag would have been the 'ditabase1.3-template.fm' file listed in the DITA template options, but when I open this file, it is completely blank.

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This might be handy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DetcWNaQ0WU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwrSyyitj50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6ZLwQy-pyc

 

If required, feel free to drop me an email at amisingh@adobe.com

 

thanks

Amitoj Singh

 

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