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Re: How to read DocBook file?

On Sunday 02 February 2003 14:41, Kent West wrote:
> I'm trying to find out how to set "noauth" globally in kppp (or at least
> let a normal user set it), but apparently KDE's documentation is in
> docbook format, and is quite unreadable in all the editors/word
> processors/browsers I've tried (gedit, kedit, nedit, vi, abiword, OOo,
> Mozilla, Konqueror).
> I've both googled and dogpiled for this question, and it seems like
> maybe docbook files have to be converted to some other format first,
> like by using docbook2html or something similar. But surely there's a
> reader (or a browser plugin, etc) of some sort that would automatically
> make docbook files readable. To me, having to convert a file before
> being able to read it will be a major turn-off for the masses, because
> it is for me, and I'm more geeky than the masses.

DocBook documents can get munged into a series of .html files; the topmost 
doc being called book1.html or index.html oftentimes.  Use any browser to 
examine these files. DocBook also allows munging source into .pdf and other 

When you are in kppp, can you pull down the help menues and click into the 
help files?  A tool called KDE Help Center should pop up with a doc called 
Kppp Handbook or something like that. 

KDE appears to generate the help documents from XML source on the fly when 
you click the help menu entries.

Mike M.

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