On 8/12/2014 3:11 PM, Scott Prentice wrote:
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'd start by using DocBook (or DITA) out of the box, totally unmodified.

Which one, SGML or XML?

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.

Do I understand correctly that to clone the app, I "Edit Global
Application Definitions" then copy/paste the section of structapps.fm with the Application name "DocBook" from the demarking line to the demarking line (line across the page) and give it a new name like "TDocBook"

or is there more to it than this?
Do I also find the ..\docbook\app\ directories and copy contents to new directories?

As for Entity locations Public ID and Filename (local), do I rename these (in the cloned area) to reflect the new name and directories?

What else do I need to do?

Thanks very much,

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