[Training Community] Entities
Emma Jane Hogbin
emmajane at ubuntu.com
Sat Nov 8 15:25:43 GMT 2008
You're probably right, however, I know we're under a very tight deadline
this time around. I think it makes more sense to get the work done using
the formats we have now and look at improving the system when there is
Dougie Richardson wrote:
> Checking through chapter nine, it appears that we would benefit greatly from the use of DocBook entities.
> For those who are unfamiliar, each xml file specifies a link to an entity file which in turn lists common text. We use this in the Doc Team for menu entries, instead of typing "Applications->Accessories->Terminal" you just type &terminal; the main advantage is that when the menus change (which they do surprisingly often) you only need to amend the one file and not each chapter.
> I think we could expand on this for quite a few areas - I have an idea as to how I could use this to simplify the use of screenshots except I haven't actually tried it yet - so wait out on that.
> Seeing as we are reviewing now, this would be the time for each contributer to provide a list of such strings (menu entries, typed commands, etc) and I'll create the entities.
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