Since DITA is an open standard, it can of course be edited from any text editor such as Notepad++ or other text editing tools. However, most editing tools don’t have support for the specific DITA standard. For this you need a DITA authoring tool. The following tools are used within our company:
These editors give you the ability to ‘hide’ the tags while writing, allowing you to focus on the content while still writing structured XML documents.
DITA and XML both have a reputation of being complicated, with their tags and attributes. Recently, however, more and more user-friendly editors are being developed.