DITA file format description

Many people share .dita files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dita file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dita files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dita - DITA Document

The DITA data files are related to DITA Open Toolkit. The DITA file is a DITA Document. The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is an XML data model for authoring and, with the DITA Open Toolkit, publishing.

DITA Open Toolkit
Data files
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DITA Document related extensions:
Extended Backus-Naur Form
Open Media Framework File
Content Manager Audit Log
Pearson TestGen Test Bank
Helix Nuts and Bolts File
Pioneer Rekordbox Profile

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dita file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dita files. Be especially cautious with .dita files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dita file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dita file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

dia, dit, dta, ita

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Chain Calculator Database
Psion Organiser Diary Document
VTech InnoTab Application
EZ-Forms Data File
Windows 2000 Active Directory Data Store
Unreal Engine Italian Language Data

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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