[Edu-sig] Writing books/manuals containing code
peter at mapledesign.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 11:53:18 CEST 2005
I have just started writing a course manual to introduce students to
programming. There are going to be lots of code examples, and I was
wondering: is there a way to insert the code into the document from
external files, so I can test all the files and make sure the code
works, even if I edit it? In Microsoft Word I can embed a file as an
object, but the file's contents does not show in the document.
My example programs are then broken down and I go through it
line-by-line. Again, is there any way to insert these single lines
of code without copying and pasting from the main block?
I'm using Microsoft Word 2000, which is also making referencing code
hard. I am open to suggestions of other programs, alhtough I'd
prefer not to have to learn and write Docbook/LaTeX by hand.
Finally, is there a way to syntax highlight python code before
putting it into MS Word?
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