What are DITA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DITA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DITA file?

A .DITA file is a DITA Structure file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open DITA files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DITA file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DITA file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested five different DITA openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 2, 2020

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DITA files. Remember, different programs may use DITA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Oxygen XML EditorOxygen XML EditorUser submitted
XMLmind XML EditorXMLmind XML EditorUser submitted
Syntext Components LibrarySyntext Components LibraryUser submitted
Arbortext EditorArbortext EditorUser submitted
Oxygen XML AuthorOxygen XML AuthorUser submitted

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