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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] WYSIWYG Editor for docbook

Hi Paul,

On Sun, 12 Aug 2012 23:05:41 +0100
Paul Taylor <paul_t100@fastmail.fm> wrote:

> In a previous project I used docbook 4 to create help text for an 
> application which I then used it to generate html and Javahelp. The 
> generation worked very well but I found it very difficult writing the 
> help text embedded within the docbook tags, it wasn't until the final 
> output was generated that I could see my typos and generally bad
> english.

Which editor did you use?
Some of your troubles can be cured by activating syntax highlighting. :)

> So considering using docbook v5 for a new project but is there a
> WYSIWYG editor/plugin available, i.e create help text in word/open
> office type program but am able to save it in docbook format ?

Oxygen XML was already mentioned.

Do you know Serna? It is also an XML editor and has both a normal text
mode and a WYSIWYG mode:


Actually, it's licensed under GPL.

    Thomas Schraitle

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