After successfully avoiding structured Frame for the last 14 or 15 years, I now have a client who wants me to get DocBook xml produced from his product's code into Frame. The end result is to be used for a number of manuals and pushed through WebWorks ePublisher Pro.
While my reservations about structured Frame were not *totally* unjustified -- it is a very steep learning curve -- and many of the elements in my client's xml are not accepted by Frame, I am making headway. But there are still many gaps in my knowledge; the most worrying being tables that refuse to behave, and whitespace throughout. The latter "should" (according to the Frame doco) be removed automagically, but they are not. What does seem to work, paradoxically, is to remove all of the spaces in the xml code! My questions. How do I: @ control column widths in tables? @ control the total width of tables? @ prevent the last column in multi-column tables appearing as the first column? @ remove whitespace elegantly? @ get Frame to accept the schema in the first two lines of the xml file? (I have tried many different versions, most of which should work, but Frame invariably chokes). @ find an easily understandable guide to using DocBook/Frame? I have tried the online doco that somes with 7.2 and got some benefits from the Steve Whitlatch stuff on the net (and accelerated learning from Bernard Aschwanden's tutorial -- thx again Bernard!) Not much is it? :) jjj -- _________________________ John Pitt, technical writer 47 Gottenham St Glebe NSW 2037 Ph: 02 9692 8096 Mob: 0438 92 8096 john at pitt.net.au www.pitt.net.au