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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Docbook toolchain tips
Ciao Luciano, Quoting Luciano Scavizzi <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > I am pushing my company to adopt Docbook as a "documentation > standard", but, of course, my (questionable) personal charme is not a > point good enough to convince my colleagues and our senior > management. We introduced DocBook in my company a few years ago. The best things for our management were (and still are): - good tools available (Arbortext - expensive, XXE - cheap, any XML or text editor - most of them free) - good XSL toolchain for free with good support for CHM (MS help format, which we need unfortunately) - easy to create DocBook automatically from other sources using scripts etc. The acceptance of DocBook is good, esp. the documentation experts like it. But some writers miss an easy-to-use graphical editor and do not like XXE, while others like it very much. I use sometimes XXE, sometimes Emacs+nxml. Some software developers like the "semantic approach" of DocBook, some don't. So, it is possible to convince the management and you don't necessarily get fired for that :-) Cheers!