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DocBook is an SGML format for writing structured documents and it has been adopted by a large and growing community of authors writing books of all kinds. DocBook Publishing provides clear, concise information on how DocBook can be used for publishing in-house documentation projects, academic purposes, and much more. This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of using DocBook, from writing a book or article to using Jade to convert DocBook files to finished products. Writers looking to publish a book, an article, or Web content will find all they need to know in this hands-on resource.

Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: Prima Publishing; 1 edition (April 1, 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0761533311

ISBN-13: 978-0761533313

Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #6,612,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #70 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Linux > Applications #706 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Linux > Programming #864 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > XML

For a complete beginner, this book is OK, otherwise I think people are going to find it light on the details. Of course, it's the details that are hard to discover and get right.Also, space was devoted to topics that are not really germane, like CVS, Emacs and vi. Of course one has to edit DocBook files, but devoting 3 chapters (out of 12 total) seems like padding.

Save your money and spend your time on the Linux Documentation Project web site.This book does not contain a single useful detail on how to install and configure the software used to render documents, so make sure you're using a distribution of Linux which includes the tools. Windows users are out of luck.None of the Chapter 5 example links work on the CD-ROM. The examples in the book and on the CD-ROM are not very complete or useful. The book and CD seem slapped together without organization or quality control. I'm sorry I bought it.

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