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Single-sourcing and reuse

A big benefit of DITA is single-sourcing.

If you publish to multiple formats (web, online help, print, and so on), you can use the same set of DITA files for each piece of content. And that means that one set of files for multiple formats can be stored in one repository. You don't have to worry about making the same updates in multiple file sets. Single-sourcing  strengthens the way you create, develop and maintain content. 

Before you begin

One of the most common mistakes organizations make when converting to DITA is to not properly train their writers. I’m not talking about DITA training. The training that is missed is the reason for DITA—that is, topic-based authoring. Writers that are well-trained in topic-based authoring will appreciate the benefits of DITA.

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