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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Help for book organization choices

I wonder if this is actually a set of books.  DocBook has a set element
that is the parent of book.  Then the company manual would be a set and
each individual department would be a book.

Larry Rowland

On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 09:42 +0200, Luciano Scavizzi wrote:
> Maybe I am a bit off-thread, but this is the only docbook community I
> am attending up to now, so I wouldn't know who to ask to.
> I am planning to develop our company "Policies and Procedure Manual"
> (which is the only company document depending entirely on me) using
> docbook.
> Logically, the hyerarchy would be:
> Company Manual
> |--- Department Manual
> |    |--- Category
> |    |    |--- Policy / Procedure
> |    |    |--- Policy Procedure
> |    |--- Category
> |         |--- ...
> |---- Department Manual
>       |---...
> Taken by itself, each Policy / Procedure is a stand-alone document,
> with its own author and revhistory and sometimes appendixes and so on,
> so it could be written as an article.
> On the other hand, I would like to preserve the concept of the Manual
> integrity, so, maybe, it could be written as a book, but I am afraid,
> this way, to loose the single policy/procedure atomicity.
> As I am still very uncertain among the pros and cons of each of the
> two options, I would like to have some opinion from people who are
> more experienced than me with Docbook about the way to obtain a good
> compromise between the various needs.
> Thanks
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