DITAMAP in a Directory
The DITA Packager moves an entire set of documentation, defined by a DITAMAP, into a self-contained directory.
No Broken Links
Xrefs, conrefs, topicrefs and images are converted to relative paths so that no links break no matter where the directory is moved.
Zip It Up
The packaged DITAMAP can be zipped and emailed, or moved on a USB key, to whoever needs it next.
Scan a DITAMAP
Scan a DITAMAP and find all the linked files, and all the files they link, and all the files they link, etc.
Create a Package
The DITA Packager finds the linked files and then moves all the documents into a package directory.
No Broken Links
The DITA Packager guarantees no broken links in the package, unless they are broken in the source. This is true no matter where you move the package directory.
All the links in the package point to somewhere in the package. There are not links that point to a location outside the package directory.
Copy and paste the package, or zip and email it. Useful for document reviews or including source documentation with source code.
Include Non-Linked Content
Want to include files that are not linked from the DITA, such as high-resolution source images? No problem, the DITA Packager can be configured.
Add Flexibility to Your Process
Transfer a complete document to another writer, on or off site. The writer can then edit the document immediately knowing that everything related to the the document is present.
Submit a zipped package to a Product Lifecycle Management System or Product Documentation System or Archive Backup System. Because the package is guaranteed to be complete, you know it can be retrieved at any time and edited immediately.
For information on how to use the Packager, see the Help documentation.