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Re: Can the Make book feature be detailed?

From: Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 11:43:22 +0000
Message-ID: <2a1ddf8a1001230343r3775a948vd00af2c2a45874f7@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alma Hunt <ayesha.nk@gmail.com>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Hi Alma,


> I have created a single web page that contains the TOC and links to various
> section in the page. I would like to know when the Make book feature comes
> in to picture here? Or how it is used here?
> Did not understand the manual.

I've never used the feature but have just crawled to the manual [1] to
check if I could understand it. I'll try to clear it up it's goal
use-case a bit: maintaining large documents.

Let's start by knowing this isn't useful not applicable to a single
page document (the TOC can be used for that). The idea is that you
have multiple, separate pages with links between them (think:
"chapters"). If the links are created according to the documentation
[1] for the "MakeBook" feature, then you'll be able to assemble the
set of pages into a single volume: a large/huge page containing all
files in the given order. I imagine one will keep on working in the
separate files independently (because it's easier and it also helps
collaboration in a chapter-per-author use-case) and then,
periodically, assemble the whole document ("book") for reviewing or
publishing.

So, this is really a simple yet great feature I wasn't aware of and
which may prove useful in a distant future: whenever I'm able to find
knowledge and time to actually write a book... :-D

Thanks for bringing up. ;-)


> Please help.

Hope this helps,
 Helder


[1] http://dev.w3.org/Amaya/doc/WX/MakeBook.html#page_body
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