- Everybody knows what HTML is. (hint: Internet)
Txt2tags generates clean HTML documents, that look pretty and have its
formatting techniques, that aren't required for simple, techie
documents. But a separate CSS file can be used if wanted. Txt2tags
generates "HTML 4.0 Transitional" code.
Txt2tags HTML generated code is 100% approved by the
- It is the new generation of HTML, with more strict rules. This
makes the code easier to parse and understand. For the general purpose,
consider it HTML. Txt2tags generates "XHTML 1.0 Transitional"
Txt2tags XHTML generated code is 100% approved by the
- It is a common document format which has powerful conversion
linuxdoc-tools). From a single SGML file you can generate HTML, PDF,
PostScript, Info, LaTeX, LyX, RTF and XML documents. The tools also
does automatic TOC and break sections into subpages.
Txt2tags generates SGML files in the LinuxDoc system type, ready to be
converted with linuxdoc-tools without any extra catalog files or any
SGML annoying requirements.
- The preferred academic document format, it is more powerful than
you ever wondered. Full books, complicated formulas and any complex
text can be written in LaTeX. But prepare to loose your hair when you
try to write the tags by hand...
Txt2tags generates ready-to-use LaTeX files, doing all the complex
escaping tricks and exceptions. The writer just need to worry about the
- Very similar to LaTeX in power, but with an easier syntax using "@"
instead "\" and avoiding the need of braces in common situations. Its
approach of everything-is-an-object makes the tagging much saner.
Txt2tags generates ready-to-use Lout files, which can be converted do
PS or PDF files using the "lout" command.
- UNIX man pages resist over the years. Document formats come and go,
and there they are, unbeatable.
There are other tools to generate man documents, but txt2tags has one
advantage: one source, multi targets. So the same man page contents can
be converted to an HTML page, Wiki document and plain text.
- MagicPoint is
a very handy presentation tool (hint: Microsoft PowerPoint), that uses
a tagged language to define all the screens. So you can do complex
presentations in vi/emacs/notepad.
Txt2tags generates a ready-to-use .mgp file, defining all the necessary
headers for fonts and appearance definitions, as long as international
Txt2tags creates "diet" .mgp files: they use the Type1 fonts, so you do
not need to carry TrueType fonts files with your presentation. Also,
the color definitions are simple, so even on a poor color palette
system (such as
startx -- -bpp 8), the presentation will
The key is: convert and use. No quick fixes or requirements needed.
- You've heard about the Wikipedia
, right? So you don't need to learn yet-another markup syntax. Just
stick with txt2tags and let it convert your text to the Wikipedia
- Now you can easily paste your project's current documentation into
the Google Code Wiki.
- DokuWiki is a
standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating
documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams,
workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax
which makes sure the data files remain readable outside the Wiki and
eases the creation of structured texts. All data is stored in plain
text files - no database is required.
- You don't know what MoinMoin is? It
is a WikiWiki!
Moin syntax is kinda boring when you need to keep
braces and quotes'''''}}}, so txt2tags comes with the simplified
marks and unified solution: one source, multi targets.
- Adobe PageMaker 6.0 has its own tagged language. Styles, color
table, beautifiers, and most of all the PageMaker mouse-clicking
features are also available on its tagged language. You just need to
access the "Import tagged text" menu item. Just for the records, it's
an <HTML "like"> tag format.
Txt2tags generates all the tags and already defines a extensive and
working header, setting paragraph styles and formatting. This is the
Author's note: My entire portuguese
regular expression's book was written in VI, then converted to
PageMaker with txt2tags and went to the publisher. It works :)
- TXT is text. Simple, pure, beautiful.
Although txt2tags marks are very intuitive and discrete, you can remove
them by converting the file to pure TXT.
The titles are underlined, and the text is basically left as is on the
Tip: Use the
--targets command line option to get a
complete list of all the available targets.