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Show DITA Task Steps in Separate Tabs

5 Sep 2022
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You can present individual DITA task steps in separate tabs in the generated WebHelp output by using this free plugin: https://github.com/oxygenxml/dita-wh-tabs.

Suppose you have a DITA task that contains steps like this:
        <cmd>Begin by cutting out all the dead branches.</cmd>
        <cmd>Clean up the area.</cmd>

You can install this open-source DITA Open Toolkit plugin to display the steps as separate tabs in the published WebHelp output: https://github.com/oxygenxml/dita-wh-tabs. To enable generating separate tabs for each DITA task step, you also need to set the tabs.for.steps publishing parameter to the value of true.

The WebHelp output should look like this: