Including 3rd party documentation into Scribus help browser
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The built-in Scribus help browser provides an easy way to include your own HTML docs along with the official documentation. For a more elaborate description, how it works, refere to the featuere request 830 in the Scribus Bug Tracker.
What to do?
- Grab from somewhere a set of HTML documents, you would like to include into the Scribus help browser, e.g. some nice HOWTOs from this site or a tutorial from the Download area on the Scribus website.
- Create Table of Contents called menu.xml for your docs and save it into the same directory, where your docs are located. Your TOC should look like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <menu> <submenuitem text="Get Started With Scribus" file="scribustutorial1.html"> <submenuitem text="Page 2" file="scribustutorial2.html"/> </submenuitem> </menu>
- Put the whole directory containing your HTML docs under under $prefix/share//doc/scribus-$(VERSION)/$language_abbreviation/tutorials/*, where on most systems $prefix will be /usr or /usr/local and $language_abbreviation means for example en for English.
- Launch Scribus and choose from the menu Help > Scribus manual... to start the Scribus help browser. You'll find your new HTML docs under the Tutorials section.
- If you would like to share your docs with other users, don't hesitate to upload them under the Tutorials section in the Scribus website download area.
A special case: Help files for the German doc directory
Due to an error, docs that users want to install under $installdir/share/doc/scribus-$(VERSION)/de/ in Scribus versions < 1.2.5 won't appear in the help browser without some tweaking:
- First, create a directory tutorials in the directory mentioned above.
- Download the menu.xml file from here: http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3620 and copy it into the .../de folder.
- Continue as described above