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Re: Reference Manual updates

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Nov 29 06:05:26 1999 )

To: coldstuff@cold.org
From: Miroslav Silovic <silovic@zesoi.fer.hr>
Date: 29 Nov 1999 11:32:23 +0100
In-Reply-To: "Ian Klimon, Esq."'s message of "Sun, 28 Nov 1999 10:50:10 -0500"
Reply-To: coldstuff@cold.org

"Ian Klimon, Esq." <ian@aephirsden.com> writes:

> I've found Word to be quite useful for indexing and table of
> contents.  I wanted it in a format that I could read offline that
> clearly delineated the sections, etc, Word seemed to be the
> appropriate way to achieve this.

It is -a- way to achive this, but being tied to a single OS, very hard
to convert to anything else (without major losses in markup) - in
particular very hard to convert to CML - it's definitely not the
appropriate way. Docbook (SGML), LaTeX or even texinfo are all
superior by the criteria above (both allow sections, can be printed
and read offline, allow indexing and TOC... and are bloody portable).

How to eff the ineffable?