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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] is docbook the right tool for the job?

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On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 01:46:59PM +1000, Jason Lewis wrote:
> I want to have a printed catalogue for my business, of all the products we 
> sell. I have a database that has all the information in it and I was hoping 
> to generate the catalogue from my database into a docbook format using 
> perl, and then generate a PDF from it.
> But I'm starting to think that maybe docbook isn't quite right for the job 
> and prehaps I should look at LaTeX instead? or as some other people have 
> suggested, should I still use docbook but then generate the pdf using 
> db2latex?

That doesn't sound like something DocBook would be good at.  DocBook is
mainly used for technical documention.  You're probably going to want
something that you can use to tweak the margins, font size, table style
etc.  My suggestion is to write the data using your own xml dtd.  Then
write a stylesheet to convert that into xsl-fo.

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Ryan Nowakowski
Computer Support for Small Business and Individuals
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