This scenario walks through the process of creating a very simple plug-in
com.example.print-pdf) that creates a new transformation type: print-pdf.
About this task
The print-pdf transformation has the following characteristics:
- Uses A4 paper
- Renders figures with a title at the top and a description at the bottom
- Use em dashes as the symbols for unordered lists
In the plugins directory, create a directory named
In the new com.example.print-pdf directory, create a plug-in configuration file
(plugin.xml) that declares the new print-pdf transformation and its
Add an Ant script (integrator.xml) to define the transformation type.
In the new plug-in directory, add a cfg/catalog.xml file that specifies the custom
XSLT style sheets.
Create the cfg/fo/attrs/custom.xsl file, and add attribute and variable overrides to
For example, add the content highlighted with bold to change the page size to A4.
Create the cfg/fo/xsl/custom.xsl file, and add XSLT overrides to it.
For example, the following code changes the rendering of
Create an English-language variable-definition file (cfg/common/vars/en.xml) and make
any necessary modifications to it.
For example, the following code removes the period after the number for an ordered-list item; it also
specifies that the bullet for an unordered list item should be an em dash.
The new plug-in directory has the following layout and files:
What to do next
Run dita-ot-dir/bin/dita -install to install the plug-in and make the print-pdf transformation