question about EMBOSS manual
d.counsell at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Mon Aug 26 14:46:11 EDT 2002
* Guy Bottu <gbottu at ben.vub.ac.be> [020826 16:53]:
> from : BEN
> I have started to port under EMBOSS some local developements we had under GCG at
> the BEN site. I would like to write program documentation files (txt and html).
Are you looking for a job any time soon? ;-)
> I read the on-line documentation at
> http://www.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/Software/EMBOSS/Doc/programdoc.html but
> did not get much wiser. Therefore my questions : must the txt files
> respect a certain standard ?
Ooh, don't get me started...
As Alan pointed out, enhancing the documentation is definitely a
priority at the moment and XML (DocBook) will be the new standard.
For the latest news go here:
and for Terry Stewart's documentation on the new documentation go here:
. With the arrival of this page EMBOSS introduces a variation on
recursive acronyms by telling its developers to RTFMM...
Here's the template:
> Is there a tool make the html files ?
There's a tool to make the XML files:
which you can use in conjunction
with Terry's stylesheets to produce HTML or with the OpenJade package
to produce LaTeX, PDF or RTF.
all the best
Damian COUNSELL email: d.counsell at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
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