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Derek Read

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The recommended way for doing this is to update the copy in C:Program FilesCommon FilesXMetaL Shared and then redeploy the DITA OT:
Tools > Configure Output… > Advanced (tab) > Other output parameters:
cmd_dita_ot_per_user_version  =  1
…change the value from 1 to 2 (or higher)

Next time output is generated the user is prompted to update the DITA OT.
You can also change that value in here but that's probably more trouble than it is worth:

However, there's real no need to do that if only one person will ever use this machine to generate output using XMetaL Author Enterprise. In that case there will only ever be one deployed copy of the DITA OT so you might find it easiest to modify the deployed copy directly. There is no difference between the two. When the DITA OT is deployed XMetaL essentially does an XCOPY so the two should be identical after deployment. However, in this case you should specifically tell your users to [u]not[/u] use the setting above to redeploy the DITA OT because then your changes will be lost.