DocBook for Writers

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This book is an introduction to DocBook aimed at technical  writers rather than developers. It explains how to use and install the DocBook schema and transformation files and it  identifies the tools required to write, transform and validate DocBook. Instructions are provided for doing this on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Customized transformation style sheets are provided for creating HTML, PDF and EPUB 3 output. Converting DocBook to and from other document formats is also covered, including conversion to Microsoft Word Open XML Document. 

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Peter Lavin is a technical writer who has been published in a number of print and online magazines. He is the author of Object Oriented PHP, published by No Starch Press and a contributor to PHP Hacks by O'Reilly Media.
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softcoded.com
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Published on
Feb 2, 2015
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Pages
210
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ISBN
9780993892905
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Documentation & Technical Writing
Computers / Electronic Publishing
Technology & Engineering / Technical Writing
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This content is DRM free.
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The LaTeX Companion has long been the essential resource for anyone using LaTeX to create high-quality printed documents. This completely updated edition brings you all the latest information about LaTeX and the vast range of add-on packages now available--over 200 are covered! Full of new tips and tricks for using LaTeX in both traditional and modern typesetting, this book will also show you how to customize layout features to your own needs--from phrases and paragraphs to headings, lists, and pages.

Inside, you will find:

Expert advice on using LaTeX's basic formatting tools to create all types of publications--from memos to encyclopedias In-depth coverage of important extension packages for tabular and technical typesetting, floats and captions, multicolumn layouts--including reference guides and discussions of the underlying typographic and TeXnical concepts Detailed techniques for generating and typesetting contents lists, bibliographies, indexes, etc. Tips and tricks for LaTeX programmers and systems support

New to this edition:

Nearly 1,000 fully tested examples that illustrate the text and solve typographical and technical problems--all ready to run! An additional chapter on citations and bibliographies Expanded material on the setup and use of fonts to access a huge collection of glyphs, and to typeset text from a wide range of languages and cultures Major new packages for graphics, "verbatim" listings, floats, and page layout Full coverage of the latest packages for all types ofdocuments--mathematical, multilingual, and many more Detailed help on all error messages, including those troublesome low-level TeX errors Like its predecessor, The LaTeX Companion, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference for anyone wishing to productivelyuse LaTeX. Appendix D talks about the TLC2 TeX CD at the end of the book, something you will have a hard time finding in the eBook. The most important content of the CD included with the print book is the full text of the examples. You can find the examples easily on the Internet, for example at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/examples/tlc2 as well as in many LaTeX installations.

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