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Comment: Re:O'Reilly and OpenOffice.org (Score 1) 325

by Chris Tyler (#26208319) Attached to: Tools & Surprises For a Tech Book Author?

To add to the above: you've got to use what the publisher can process into their internal intermediate format. They'll then process that into PDFs, e-books, print, and whatever other formats are ultimate required. Your tools need to enable you to productively edit text and mark it up correctly (according to the publisher's stylesheet -- which usually has little to do with what the document will ultimately look like and everything to do with what each piece of text represents).

Comment: O'Reilly and OpenOffice.org (Score 1) 325

by Chris Tyler (#26208305) Attached to: Tools & Surprises For a Tech Book Author?

The OpenOffice info there seems to be out of date -- they have a pretty good OpenOffice.org stylesheet. I wrote my two O'Reilly books ("Fedora Linux" and
"X Power Tools") in OpenOffice.org that way.

OOo is a pretty reasonable choice, especially with a custom stylesheet, because it is XML-based and can be transformed into other formats.

Them as has, gets.

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