Emre O. wrote:
thanks for your fast response. Now I tried the same with DocBook 5.0
Files and it works/converts to pdf. like a charm.
My main intention is that I have the new task at work to overhaul our
How we did it until now:
* Word -> pdf -> chm
XMLmind XML Editor (but not XMLmind DocBook Editor, not XMLmind DITA
Editor) Professional Edition includes, at no additional costs, in the
form of an add-on, another XMLmind product called:
XMLmind Word To XML
To make it simple, it may be used to automatically convert DOCX to DITA
or DOCX to DocBook.
You should take a serious look at:
because this technology could really help you in what you are planning
* No Modules
What I am planning:
* xml editor in this case xml docbook
* modularizing the actual technical documentation
* creating any kind of combination of different xml/pdf from the modules
I have 2 questions to answer and present it in a week to my colleagues:
* How can I adjust the actual docbook v5.0 stylesheet (company logo,
Sure. This is even an FAQ:
How do I customize the HTML, PDF, RTF, etc, generated using the "Convert
And is it possible to convert it to .pdf without problems?
Yes. In principle, you can convert a DocBook 5 document to PDF with the
help of *customized* DocBook XSL stylesheets (and Apache FOP) without
* Should I go with Dita or docbook (your personal opinion please)?
Difficult to give you a clear answer.
- I prefer the DocBook vocabulary: "out of the box", well-thought and
richer than DITA's.
- DITA modules (called maps and topics) are more mature technology than
DocBook v5.1 modules (called assemblies and topics).
Of course, it's always possible to author a large DocBook <book> simply
including <chapter>s and <section>s by the means of XInclude.
- I prefer the DITA XSL stylesheets (which are 100% XMLmind's work)
because I find them easier to customize without programming.
This being said, all XMLmind products support DITA and DocBook equally well.
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