The File Extensions Database

.DITA File Extension

  • Developer by: OASIS
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .DITA file?

.DITA is DITA Document

XML file created in the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) format, which is used for authoring and publishing technical documents; contains topics of information in the form of Tasks (how-to data), Concepts (definitions), and References (facts and citations).

Programs that open DITA Document
Adobe FrameMaker
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor
Eclipse with XMLBuddy plug-in
JustSystems XMetaL
Eclipse with XMLBuddy plug-in
Eclipse with XMLBuddy plug-in

How to solve problems with DITA files

  • Associate the DITA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DITA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DITA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DITA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DITA is DITA Document. Because only the current version supports the latest DITA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the OASIS manufacturer website after an available .DITA is DITA Document update.
  • To make sure that your DITA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.