[BangPypers] [OT] Tools for writing books and publishing as pdfs

steve steve at lonetwin.net
Thu Mar 11 09:06:57 CET 2010

On 03/11/2010 12:21 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Jins Thomas<jinsthomas at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>  Hi all,
>>  This is an off-topic.
>>  Would somebody please pass some suggestions on how we can write some
>>  e-book,
>>  technical in nature. I'm planning to write one book on telecom network
>>  domain . My main motive is to learn some more solid things while writing
>>  this book. So i was just thinking there is any good way by which we write
>>  this and publish as pdfs in the internet. I was curious how our free python
>>  tutorials being written, like 'A byte of python' , ThinkCSPY etc.
> In the Python world, I would say restructuredText, docutils, Sphinx
> in that order.
Just to chip in, restrcturedText can also export to LaTeX besides other formats 
(rst2* commands). For a book though, I would recommend investing time to learn 
LaTeX and using it directly instead.

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