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'[OT] Docbook - was MS Word'
2005\04\08@103952 by Gerhard Fiedler

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Jan-Erik Soderholm wrote:

> While looking/googling around, I found DocBook :
> http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBook

This looks quite promising.

> And specificaly a (free) Windows tool for DocBook ("eDE") :
> http://www.e-novative.info/software/ede.php.

> I plan to download the 24 Mb eDE kit, but are there anyone
> who have used DocBook and/or eDE ? Preferable on Widnows.

Can't say I have used it -- just got it :)  Seems to be a collection of
batch files that integrate a number of docbook output generation tools.
It'll install itself into c:\docbook\ without further warning or advise.
Luckily it seems that the installation is little more than copying of
files. It also seems that with a bit of configuration in the batch files,
one can easily move it to somewhere else.

In c:\docbook\bat\ you find what seems to be the core of the tool suite: a
number of batch files to work on docbook documents.

You still need to write your documents in docbook SGML. If someone finds
picture positioning in Word challenging, I guess this will not be less of a
challenge :)

What probably helps is that eDE comes with a seemingly complete O'Reilly
book about Docbook. Just that might be worth the download. You'll find it
in c:\docbook\manual\html\docbook.html.

For the rest, I guess you start with bat\docbook_configuration.bat and work
your way through. Seems to me that the effort to learn this is quite a bit,
at least until helpful IDEs are available.

Gerhard

2005\04\08@113610 by Wouter van Ooijen

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> > While looking/googling around, I found DocBook :
> > http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBook
>
> This looks quite promising.

After a 5 minute glance I am confused. DocBook is just the (input)
format, not the tool? If so, what tools are available? Can I generate
pdf (*with* internal links), html?

Wouter van Ooijen

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2005\04\08@120429 by Ake Hedman

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Someone asked for a tool to write docbook in. EMACS is one such tool but OpenOffice is another tool http://www.zzoss.com/projects/oowdbk/docbook/html-all.html

After working out a document (in docbook format) use the docbook tools to generate documentation in the desired format

docbook2ps => PostScript*
*docbook2pdf => PDF*
*docbook2rtf => Rich Text Format
docbook2html==>html
etc

A good tutorial is here http://opensource.bureau-cornavin.com/crash-course/index.html

Cheers
/Ake

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2005\04\08@120707 by Ake Hedman

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Some other good docbook links

 * Documention with DocBook on Win32 - http://www.codeproject.com/winhelp/docbook_howto.asp

 * http://opensource.bureau-cornavin.com/crash-course/index.html

  * Getting Started - http://www.genesys.shef.ac.uk/eclipse/tutorials/docbook-getting-started.html

  * DocBook 5.0: The Definitive Guide - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/docbook/chapter/book/docbook.html

  * http://www.tldp.org/LDP/LDP-Author-Guide/html/

  * ooo2dbk : Generating DocBook from OpenOffice.org documents - http://www.indesko.com/sites/en/downloads/ooo2dbk___generating/view

  * http://www.stefan-rinke.de/articles/publish/en/ - DocBook-Publishing

  * DocBook Filters - Read and write docbook xml using OpenOffice.org - http://xml.openoffice.org/xmerge/docbook/

  * aspell


Cheers
/Ake

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2005\04\08@162149 by Peter

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On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Wouter van Ooijen wrote:

>>> While looking/googling around, I found DocBook :
>>> http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBook
>>
>> This looks quite promising.
>
> After a 5 minute glance I am confused. DocBook is just the (input)
> format, not the tool? If so, what tools are available? Can I generate
> pdf (*with* internal links), html?

Yes, you should be able to. The Python documentation is generated from
such source afaik ?

Peter

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