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...
>
>
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