Re: DocBook and Structured FM 7.1

Subject: Re: DocBook and Structured FM 7.1
From: Zbyszek Cybulski <z -dot- cybulski -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 12:58:10 +0200


just a short comment:

On 10/20/05, Joe Malin <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm starting up a project to use structured FM 7.1 for manuals that will
> convert easily into DocBook XML. I want to gain some of the ease-of-use
> that structured FM provides, and I also want the option to re-use my
> work throughout our company. I'm not thinking of something as formal as
> single-sourcing, which is one reason I'm not seriously contemplating
> DITA at the moment.

Why don't you consider DocBook as a single-sourcing solution? Why do
you treat single-sourcing as formalizing your documentation?

I use DocBook XML as a single-source for my documentation. I can
easily create PDFs and HTML (other formats are also available from
DocBook XSL). I don't feel creating documentation in DocBook is very
formalized and more difficult than using other approaches. It's just a
bit different than WYSIWYG.


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