OT: ebook, print documentation tools

Rajinder Yadav devguy.ca-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Wed Sep 30 01:18:34 UTC 2009


Ian Petersen wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 12:08 AM, Rajinder Yadav <devguy.ca-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> Ian Petersen wrote:
>>> On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 9:32 PM, Christopher Browne <cbbrowne-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>> The last time I was working on a book (it's gone astray, due to
>>>> collaborators being too busy for completion...), we were using Lyx
>>>> <http://www.lyx.org/>.
>>>>
>>>> Lyx is pretty suitable for *not* encouraging bad habits surrounding
>>>> engagement in physical layout.
>>>>
>>>> And it can generate a reasonable variety of output formats...
>>> I'll second Lyx.  I've never written anything so ambitious as a book,
>>> but I used Lyx to take notes in the second half of university so I've
>>> spent a lot of time with it.  The printed output is _very_ pleasing to
>>> the eye.  Also, the tool itself is really nice--it lets you focus on
>>> the content and structure of the document and takes care of all the
>>> messy formatting for you.  I'm not sure what kind of web-friendly
>>> output you can generate, but you might be able to convert the LaTeX,
>>> PDF, or PostScript output to HTML using some sort of filter.  Also, if
>>> your book has even the slightest whiff of math in it, you can't beat
>>> the equation editor in Lyx.
>> By any chance would you know how I could add source code and make it look
>> good? My Ruby script snippets doesn't look too hot.
> 
> It's been ages so no, I don't remember.  I think I did something like
> store the source in an external text file and include it in a verbatim
> section, or something, but that's a very fuzzy memory.  When you have
> the time to read the manual, do so--it's really good and it's written
> as a Lyx document so you can see how they did everything.\

Thanks Ian, I will give that a try. I came across a command line tool called 
highlight. It's suppose to be able to convert source code into Tex and LaTex, 
unfortunately when I try to import it or insert Tex code I get undefined errors 
or something like that.

I'll have to look into this later. I was able to modify my Ruby cheat sheet 
notes in Lyx and I really like the output =)

> 
> Ian
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