6 Book publishing
6.1 Daisy Books Overview
The purpose of Daisy Books is to publish a set of aggregated Daisy documents as one whole, thus like a book or manual. Books can be published in various forms, including PDF and HTML (as one page or chunked into multiple pages).
Technically, Daisy Books is part of (= integrated in) the Daisy Wiki, though the process of publishing a book is completely unrelated to that of publishing a Wiki page.
Daisy Books offers a lot of common features required for books, including:
- Table Of Content generation
- Lists of figures and tables
- cross-references (to chapters, sections, figures or tables, in different styles)
- numbering of sections, figures and tables
Books are published 'off-line' (in batch). This means a user will trigger the process to aggregate and format the Daisy documents into an actual book. The resulting book can then be consulted by other users (the book readers).