Before you jump right into Latex, SGML etc I suggest you look at Lyx, which is a WYSIWYM word processor (they explain what they mean by this). The benefits are your documentation can be SGML, HTML, RTF, PDF, DVI all formatted in a uniform way... Brendan On Friday 12 October 2001 22:10, Scott Klement wrote: > On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, James Rich wrote: > > I haven't got DocBook up and running here. That is what I want to use > > for the HOWTO since it follows the LDP standard. Maybe I can bug you > > little on it? Is there a latex -> DocBook converter? > > I'm not familiar with Latex, but unless Latex is also a markup language > for technical documentation, I rather doubt it. DocBook tries to use > markup tags to identify _what_ a piece of data is, rather than _how_ to > display it. > > In other words, you'd say something like: > > What the heck is <application>Latex</application>? > > instead of: > > What the heck is <bold>Latex</bold>? > > Then, you let the various presentation formats (PDF, RTF, HTML, etc) > decide what the best way to display an application name is (since it's > not always the same in different formats) > > So, unless Latex is similar, it probably couldn't be converted directly. > > > > Anyway, the reason I'm writing this is that perhaps I could help with > > > the HOWTO? Now that I've got some experience with SGML? > > > > > > Do you have some ideas as to what the content of the HOWTO should be? > > > > I have some stuff, but it is in latex format. I also have collected > > several emails from the list with instructions so I don't have to go back > > through the archives and search. I can get this to you and anyone else > > who wants to look at it tomorrow. > > Please send them to me, yes. If possible, in text/plain format, since > I'm not familiar with Latex :) > > Thanks... > > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Linux 5250 Development Project (LINUX5250) mailing list > To post a message email: LINUX5250@midrange.com > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/linux5250 > or email: LINUX5250firstname.lastname@example.org > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/linux5250.