Hi, I am going to offer a contrary opinion. I wouldn't start with DocBook,
DITA, or any existing applications. I would create a simple, custom
application to get my feet wet. I do this when I train clients, even if they
are using DITA, etc. It helps them to digest the concepts with a small
application; then they can figure out how to get around in larger
applications.

Rick

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc.
585-366-4017
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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Theresa de
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Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 4:53 PM
To: Scott Prentice; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Getting a handle on structured Frame (DITA)

On 8/13/2014 11:21 AM, Scott Prentice wrote:
>
> XML for sure, and personally I'd use DITA. DITA for 3 reasons .. 1) 
> the implementation of DocBook support has problems, and that may cause 
> you trouble down the line, 2) you'll likely find more options for DITA 
> support in the techcomm space, and 3) I like DITA better than DocBook  
> :)


OK, conceptually, I understand the value of dividing each part of the
document into a single-purpose element and that DITA might be better than
the mishmash of DocBook. However, when I look at the DITA applications in
structapps.fm, I cannot tell which application is used for plain ordinary
text (i.e. what consitutes <para>). How does one use DITA for:
--Book
----Chapter
------Section
--------Body

Is this what the DITA map is?
[And here I thought we were going to have geographical maps in the book
8-) ]

Thanks,
Theresa
P.S. I have ordered XML AND FRAMEMAKER by Kay Ethier but it won't be here
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