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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: Experiences as Authors

Hi Ian and thanks for the long reply. Sounds like a nice place to work
I don't use catalogs for two reasons:
A) Despite the nice tutorial from sagehill.net, I can't make them work
B) I work with two monitors. Writing on one and previewing the document
in the other, using Internet Explorer, which can transfrom documents
very fast. Of course, I do make real transfromations from time to time,
but I really don't want to miss the fast preview (yes I know about
seperation of content and design, but . . .)

'make' sounds interesting. Anybody doing that with Ant? (I read the
article from http://www.dpawson.co.uk/docbook/ant.html, but didn't
understand it).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Castle [mailto:ian.castle@coldcomfortfarm.net] 
> Sent: Donnerstag, 28. November 2002 20:10
> To: Stephan Wiesner
> Cc: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Experiences as Authors
> I have a "library" of common items - such as copyright 
> notices and so on. Each one is an entity. The documents 
> include the entity at the relevant point. If an entity 
> definition changes, then it only needs to be changed in the one place.
> Everything is in CVS. Documents tend to be modular (say one 
> chapter per file).
> make is used to drive the production of the document.
> Multiple authors are able to work on documents using whatever 
> editor they like. 
> Common material is kept in a central place.
> Catalogs are used to avoid the use of file system specific 
> names. This means that people can work on the documents on 
> different machines, remotely, and even with different 
> operating systems.

> Ian Castle <ian.castle@coldcomfortfarm.net>

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