I've been studying ArborText and going through theDocbook DTD, which is overwhelming. I have my trusty O'Reilly book tohelp me understand the descriptions for the elements. I have two weeks to do a proof of concept on just one page, a parts list.One problem is, I haven't spent enough time using Arbortext to set up the basics. The editor is no big deal andI understand entities and file references and quite like them.
Another problem is setting up theDocbook DTD. There is just so much in the DTD. Do I just need to pick out what I think I'll use and comment out the rest? How about when I get to service manuals and operator's manual where I have procedures and descriptive text in addition to pictures. How do I use the DTD for that if I've commented out elements? Is setting up a document template in ArborText the best way to get around it?
Technical Publications Specialist
Thanks for the information. I think that I'm probably getting caught up in the process of getting from Word to XML. In my mind, the process goes something like:
I know that I want to control the tags that can be used in the documentation and I'm just not sure how to do that.
I've been looking at axdocbook. I'll also give the existing options in File/New a try as well. We will see.