About output types

Output types specify the type of output into which the source DITA files will be transformed, such as PDF, Eclipse Help, HTML, etc., and link the output type to the preprocessor.

By default, the DITA CMS provides five user output types and four system output types.

For example, the output type for the Export transformation scenario looks as follows:
<outputtype name="Export" timeout="60000" system="false">
      <preprocessor name="export" />