Mathieu Malaterre | 1 Apr 16:02 2010
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Grouping images

Hi,

  I am looking for a way to group two images together. Should I just
create an informaltable with no frame and then put in each row my
different <figure/> element ?

Thanks,
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Mathieu
Rowland, Larry | 1 Apr 16:48 2010
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RE: Grouping images

It depends on how what exactly you are trying to do.  If they are closely related you could put two
mediaobjects in the same figure.  You only get one title but it could describe both of them.  That would group
two images together, as opposed to grouping two figures together (which putting figures in a table does). 

Regards,
Larry Rowland

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Subject: [docbook-apps] Grouping images

Hi,

  I am looking for a way to group two images together. Should I just
create an informaltable with no frame and then put in each row my
different <figure/> element ?

Thanks,
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Nathalie Sequeira | 2 Apr 13:51 2010
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Re: CSS based docbook editor

Thank you for the link!

As far as I understood, this editor is made for developers, and would 
have too much unnecessary overhead for simpler needs?

I am currently looking for a docBook editor that is directed towards end 
users, with the following requirements:
- preferably an easy to use word processor interface
- can validate document structure against docBook in general and check 
for required elements within the specific library project
- And especially:
ability to import and transform rtf documents preformatted in a 
specified way by contributing authors (or at least open them and 
reformat, instead of having to cut and paste single text blocks, which 
seems to be the necessary procedure e.g. in XMLmind?)

I have begun looking around what's available (authoring tools on docBook 
Wiki) but as a non-expert just learning the basics of docBook would be 
VERY grateful for further tips to get me going in the right direction!
Thanks in advance,

Nathalie

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Sandra Sendra | 2 Apr 15:42 2010
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Nathalie Sequeira | 2 Apr 15:46 2010
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Re: CSS based docbook editor

Hello Dave!
thank you very much for your answer.

I just realized before that I had sent my question to you only, which is 
why I've posted it again to the list.
I hope that posting this back to the list directly will sort that out.

>> I am currently looking for a docBook editor that is directed towards
>> end users, with the following requirements:
>> - preferably an easy to use word processor interface
>>     
> Word processors provide styling. That is not in the XML domain.
>   
What I meant was a word processor - like interface, i.e. allowing the 
end user to work in a somewhat familiar environment (yes, "without tags" 
as you have surmised below, but with the possibility of marking up parts 
of text as chapters / titles / paragraphs / lists in a way similar to 
how they would go about using a word processor).

>> - can validate document structure against docBook in general and
>> check for required elements within the specific library project
>>     
> What does that mean?
> oXygen can validate against the docboook schema, and any
> extensions you apply to docbook
>   
To be more precise, what I mean is that it would be great if the editor 
were able to check that information needed for the database used  for 
library queries is included:
When we upload the docBooks to the server, metadata we have in 
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Sandra Sendra | 2 Apr 15:47 2010
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=================
Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to
submit and publish original scientific results.
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============== ACCESS 2010 | Call for Papers ===============

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ACCESS 2010: The First International Conferences on Access Networks, Services and Technologies
September 20-25, 2010 - Valencia, Spain

General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/ACCESS10.html
Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/CfPACCESS10.html

Submission deadline: April 20, 2010

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org
Publisher: CPS ( see: http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/cscps )
Archived: IEEE CSDL (Computer Science Digital Library) and IEEE Xplore
Submitted for indexing: Elsevier's EI Compendex Database, EI's Engineering Information Index
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Dave Pawson | 2 Apr 17:10 2010
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Re: CSS based docbook editor

On Fri, 02 Apr 2010 15:46:59 +0200
Nathalie Sequeira <n <at> n-faktor.net> wrote:

> >> - can validate document structure against docBook in general and
> >> check for required elements within the specific library project
> >>     
> > What does that mean?
> > oXygen can validate against the docboook schema, and any
> > extensions you apply to docbook
> >   
> To be more precise, what I mean is that it would be great if the
> editor were able to check that information needed for the database
> used  for library queries is included:
> When we upload the docBooks to the server, metadata we have in 
> <bookinfo> is inserted in the database, allowing for subject, author, 
> text type, etc. searches and filtering. Beyond validation against 
> docBook schema, it would be useful if the editor could check whether
> - for example - <bibliosource> has a relation in place defining the
> text type. Would that already  be an extension of docbook?

No. Not a normal 'validation' task.
You need Schematron or similar validator for this kind of action.
Definitely not an editor task. 

> >> - And especially:
> >> ability to import and transform rtf documents preformatted in a 
> >> specified way by contributing authors 
> >>     
> >
> > don't look for that in an editor. It is not an editors task?
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Philip Olson | 2 Apr 18:39 2010

Re: CSS based docbook editor


On Mar 31, 2010, at 12:31 AM, Dave Pawson wrote:

> 
> http://bit.ly/cQiKV2  Vex 
> 
> Vex is a Visual Editor for XML that hides the raw XML tags from the
> user, providing instead a word processor like interface. Vex uses
> standard DTD files to define document types and CSS stylesheets to
> define document layout. Vex contains definitions for DocBook and DITA.
> To edit other XML formats only a DTD and a CSS are needed. 

Do you have advice for installing Vex as an eclipse plugin? Or, is that not yet ready since the move? I'm
having a difficult time deciphering this information, and me being fairly unfamiliar with eclipse
doesn't help.

Regards,
Philip
maxwell | 2 Apr 20:45 2010
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Re: CSS based docbook editor

On Fri, 02 Apr 2010 13:51:05 +0200, Nathalie Sequeira <n <at> n-faktor.net>
wrote:
> I am currently looking for a docBook editor that is directed towards end

> users
> ...
> - And especially:
> ability to import and transform rtf documents preformatted in a 
> specified way by contributing authors (or at least open them and 
> reformat, instead of having to cut and paste single text blocks, which 
> seems to be the necessary procedure e.g. in XMLmind?)

Three or four years ago, we had to start our project with MsWord.  Once we
had XMLMind, we imported the Word doc into XXE (= XMLMind Editor) using a
tool which I have long since forgotten.  The tool worked reasonably well,
and we were able to import the doc as a whole; I think we had to do some
clean-up after we got it into XXE.  Unless you're doing this conversion on
multiple documents, I would consider that a one-time cost, and a small one.

I haven't looked at tools to convert Word to DocBook since then, but I
would guess that they have gotten better.  I don't know whether there are
tools that do both the import and allow editing; conceptually, those are
rather different tasks.

There was a slight learning curve for XXE, but we have now at least half a
dozen people who have learned it and are reasonably happy with it.  (Some
are happier in XXE than in Word 2007, but your mileage may vary.)

I do have a few minor gripes about XXE:
1) It doesn't handle right-to-left text well (that's probably not an issue
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