[OT] LaTeX/TeX (was: Who has not job?)

Stephen Pair spair at advantive.com
Fri Apr 19 13:20:51 UTC 2002

Thanks for all the great suggestions.

The XXE XML editor and the DocBook DTD seems to be working pretty well
for my needs.  I'll probably pick up the Oreilly book on DocBook too.

It seems like morphic would be a great way to author documents where you
want to concern yourself more with content than with presentation.  To
support this style of writing, it seems that you need two things:

 - a rough WYSIWYG approximation
 - the ability to get at the components of the underlying document to
set attributes and things

The morphic UI for pulling up halos on morphs would seem like a great
way to provide this functionality.

- Stephen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: squeak-dev-admin at lists.squeakfoundation.org 
> [mailto:squeak-dev-admin at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On 
> Behalf Of Richard A. O'Keefe
> Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 12:24 AM
> To: squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> Subject: Re: [OT] LaTeX/TeX (was: Who has not job?)
> "Stephen Pair" <spair at advantive.com> wrote:
> 	A while back, I wanted to write some documentation, but 
> I wanted that
> 	documentation to be available in a variety of formats, 
> including HTML,
> 	PS, PDF, etc.  I looked at the linux documentation 
> project and they seem
> 	to use a thing called DocBook, which appears to be an 
> SGML (and XML)
> 	grammer for writing documents.
> 	My question is this: What is the best (and preferrably 
> free) tool for
> 	doing such a thing (doesn't have to be DocBook, but I 
> want to write once
> 	and generate the other formats that I need without 
> worrying about
> 	formatting and such)?  The tool doesn't have to be 
> pretty, but it would
> 	be nice if it could display the formatted document as 
> it is being
> 	written. 
> The DocBook DTDs (grammars) are available for free download.
> If you use the psgmls package, Emacs is a very reasonable 
> editor for SGML (it becomes structure-sensitive).
> If you buy the O'Reilly DocBook book (which is a good idea if 
> you want to use DocBook, because there's a lot to know about) 
> it comes with a CD-ROM containing all the tools you need, 
> including the ability to generate
>  - .htm files
>  - .rtf files
>  - .dvi files (from which you can generate PS and PDF).
> There's support for UNIX and Windows.

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