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Re: [docbook] Software Review: InDesign + DocBook
- From: David White <davidw at kencook dot com>
- To: davep at dpawson dot co dot uk
- Cc: Docbook List <docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 13:04:53 -0500
- Subject: Re: [docbook] Software Review: InDesign + DocBook
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Sure I kinda did that in some previous posts so I didn't want to be
redundant but for the sake of clarity I will do so here.
I work for a technical publishing company that is primarily a Framemaker
house. We are looking to move to a more modern enivronment given the
situation with frame (and its demise that we suspect is to come). Frame
is also not unicode compliant which is a problem with our manuals which
we do in many languages...
So I've been asked to make a report on possible replacements to
framemaker to make docbook compliant XML files which we will use with
XSL-FO to output to PDF.
My stance is that the software isnt ready yet. There isn't a
replacement to framemaker yet that does XML / DocBook better. However,
there are some suggested packages for obtaining the output that we need.
These have some of the features, anything thats commandline or linux
based or overly technical is out. We dont have programmers we have
authors so we are trying to stick to a WYSWYG solution, to which the
above packages adhere too.
InDesign Im looking at today in respect to XML and DocBook and was
wondering if someone could give their experiences with working in this
package with DocBook and XML/ XSL-FO.
Hope that clears it up, thanks for the reply
Dave Pawson wrote:
On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 12:50 -0500, David White wrote:
Its me again asking more questions of the docbook community to try to
remove some of my ignorance.
Why don't you paint the end to end picture,
rather than guessing and asking questions re the foreseen holes?
I'm sure this list has tried most of the tracks from ideas to finished
typeset work. It may be able to help.
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