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Derek Read

Reply to: DITA to RTF

The DITA OT supports this. However, out of the box our interface hides some of the output formats (I think it was decided that some of them like “Eclipse”, etc, might scare some people). DITA to RTF is one of these hidden ones.

To enable hidden output formats (we refer to them in our docs as “deliverables”):

1. Tools (menu) > Configure Output…
2. In the “Configure Output Options” dialog check the box labeled “Show disabled deliverable types”.
3. From the list of deliverables select “Rich Text Format (RTF)”.
4. Select the Edit button.
5. On the Advanced tab de-select the check box labeled “Disable use of this deliverable type”.

You may wish to check the bug tracker at SourceForge.net if to see if there are any outstanding issues with RTF in the DITA OT that will affect you: [url=http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=132728&atid=725074]http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=132728&atid=725074[/url]

As well, in some cases I know of people that prefer to save as HTML, then use Word to open and re-save as RTF / DOC / DOCX format. Of course, you will need to weigh that (no longer an single click solution) against having to perform these extra manual steps.