On 8/12/14 1:00 PM, Theresa de Valence wrote:
On 8/12/2014 11:08 AM, Theresa de Valence wrote:
Frame 12 installed 13 versions of structapps.fm on my system, either
dated 12/5/2013 or the date I installed the program. There are 6 files
which are 282KB. How do I choose which file to open?


Please answer?

Don't open any of them from the file system. You have two choices .. from the Structure Tools menu choose "Edit Application Definitions to edit your "local" structapps file (this is most likely what you should be using) .. OR .. from the Structure Tools menu choose "Edit Global Application Definitions". The app definitions in the "local" file are typically those that you create for your own use. The "global" app definitions are those for apps provided by Adobe.

I recommend that people never modify the default apps .. either create your own from scratch (for advanced users only), or clone the default apps and give them a new name and modify those (the most likely scenario). You will mess up the apps (everyone does), and it's important to have the default unmodified apps to go back to for testing. In general you should be able to have all the apps "installed" and available for use at the same time.


The structapps.fm file which I did open has 3 varieties of DocBook in it
(SGML DocBook, XML DocBook, DocBook2.2.1). How do I choose which DocBook
file to start with?

I comprehend that several of you think I should start with something less complex than DocBook. There is an XML application called SelfPublish which has only 2 Doctypes: GeneralBook and Chapter. It has a location for DTD and template, but no read/write rules or entities (public ID).

The problem with using the SelfPublish app is that I find it easier to remove what I don’t need than to create something which I don’t yet understand.

If I modify one of these DocBook apps, can I disassociate _my_ DocBook from the public entities? If so, which should I choose?

I'd start by using DocBook (or DITA) out of the box, totally unmodified. Get comfortable with that and then try making any needed modifications (after cloning the apps). You don't have to use the entire model, just use the bits that you need and ignore the rest. If you're just learning how this all works, starting off by trying to modify things is just going to cause huge amounts of grief.

Cheers,

...scott




Thank you, everyone, I already know more than I did this morning.
8-)
Theresa
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