[Koha] WYSIWYG XML Editor Help

Marc Véron veron at veron.ch
Sun Oct 7 10:05:26 NZDT 2012

Nicole, you are right, LibreOffice seems not to be a good tool to edit 
Docbook. Sorry for the mistake.

I did some more research for Docbook authoring tools and found following link:


 From this list, I tried out Serna (Open Source version) and had a much 
better impression. It is available for Mac.


Am 05.10.2012 19:30, schrieb Nicole Engard:
> I'm not sure it's working right for me. Did you have an extension
> installed? I opened the manual.xml file and I can read and edit it,
> but it doesn't look right. I'm not able to tell what's a section
> heading and what's a paragraph.  Am I missing something?
> Nicole
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Marc Véron <veron at veron.ch> wrote:
>> Nicole,
>> I just downloaded a Koha manual snapshot (English) and opened it with
>> LibreOffice. I could edit, add images, save it.
>> However, I did not do much testing, but I think it is worth a try.
>> http://www.libreoffice.org
>> Marc
>> Am 05.10.2012 17:08, schrieb Nicole Engard:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Back when I started working on the manual someone here recommended XXE
>>> Personal Edition which was free for those working on open source
>>> projects.  Well this is no longer the case.  Either because of this,
>>> or the size of the manual, I can no longer save the manual when
>>> editing it in XXE (or I guess it could be a problem on my computer).
>>> Without commentary on my operating system ... I need a recommendation
>>> for a free (or cheap) WYSIWYG XML/Docbook editor that will run on Mac
>>> OSX.  I got some recommendations - one for Lyx, which actually doesn't
>>> open or edit XML or Docbook (I have it installed and did try). Another
>>> was for Vex which I was able to install, but can't get to open the
>>> manual XML file I have. Others have said Oxygen but that's $500+ and I
>>> can't afford that.
>>> So, my criteria is simple - I need to be able to edit the manual as
>>> one document (because of the linking between sections) and the editor
>>> has to be WYSIWYG (I don't have time to write out the Docbook Code)
>>> and it has to validate Docbook and finally it has to run on Mac.
>>> As 3.10 looms closer I really need to get back to editing the manual
>>> and adding all of the new features, so send those ideas ASAP!
>>> Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
>>> Nicole
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