Customizing PDF output

You can adjust various aspects of PDF output by changing parameter settings or using a theme file. For more complex customizations, you can create custom DITA-OT plug-ins.

For example:

  • To print the file names of the graphics underneath figures, set args.artlbl to yes.
  • To disable the subsection links on the first page of each chapter, set args.chapter.layout to BASIC.
  • To change the name of the PDF file to something other than the input map name, set outputFile.base to the desired file name (without the .pdf extension).
For the full list of settings for PDF output, see PDF parameters.