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From "Linda Rose" <lindar...@cox.net>
Subject Re: Question from a newbie
Date Fri, 15 Oct 2004 22:07:20 GMT
Hi Clay,

Thanks for the reply. I tried using a Framemaker xml file and the build
failed with a "not valid xml document."
Do you know what the files in http://forrest.apache.org were authored in?
(Please don't say vi.)

Linda

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clay Leeds" <cleeds@medata.com>
To: <user@forrest.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: Question from a newbie


> On Oct 15, 2004, at 2:24 PM, Linda Rose wrote:
> > I'm new to this group ... apologies in advance if this is a stupid
> > question.
> > I've just started looking at Forrest (at the suggestion of a
> > programmer). My
> > background is in commercial software documentation, where we used
> > Framemaker
> > to create online and print software documentation. I've recently
> > changed
> > positions to one in a University, where I'm looking at Forrest to do
> > documentation.
> >
> > My questions are: what tool do you use to author your content in? Can
> > I use
> > XML output from Framemaker?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Linda
>
> I don't know if Framemaker exports would work. They may, I just don't
> know.
>
> I'm not a FORREST committer (i.e., I'm not an expert), but if you
> download FORREST and get it running, you should be able to do:
>
>    forrest seed
>
> which will generate a Forrest site. Then do a:
>
>    open build/site/index.html
>
> to open it in a browser. Once you've done that, you can see what the
> site looks like. Then you should be able to do a:
>
>    cd src/documentation/content/xdocs
>
> to change to the source XML directory. From there, "samples/" contains
> a bunch of sample files you can look at. Included in there is an
> example of an OpenOffice.org1.1.2 file[1] which we are beginning to use
> to generate online documentation. In fact, I believe that particular
> file itself was generated from an OpenOffice.org Writer (.sxw)
> document.
>
> [1]
> http://forrest.apache.org/docs/oowriter.html
>
> Web Maestro Clay
> -- 
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