Test your installation

Now that the Output Generator is installed, you can test it by generating a PDF file.

To test your installation:

  1. Start the DITA CMS.
  2. Configure the DITA CMS to use the new Output Generator:
    1. From the Global Actions menu bar, click the Connection Information button.
    2. Enter the Output Generator information:
      • Hostname: Enter the name of the server hosting the Output Generator
      • Port: Enter the Output Generator port number (1500 by default)
      • Monitor Port: Enter the local port where output generation progress is sent. Unless specified otherwise by your CMS administrator, enter 0.
    3. Click Apply.
    4. Click OK.
  3. Use Search to find the document to output.
  4. Right-click the document to output.
  5. Select Generate Output.
    The Generate Output dialog appears.
  6. In the Output Format list, click Dita2Pdf.
  7. Click Create.
    The output is generated and a ZIP file is returned. The PDF file is generated using the Apache FOP rendering engine and the styling of the default DITA Open Toolkit FOP transformation. To use your own styling plugins and another rendering engine, you need to configure the Output Generator.