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Quick reference card for Docbook 4.3.

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Table of Contents

1. What is DocBook?
2. Overall document structure
3. Unique identifiers: the id= attribute
4. Paragraphs and other block elements
5. Inline elements
6. Figures
7. Tables

1. What is DocBook?

DocBook is a system for producing documentation from a single source document to both HTML and PDF forms.

This document is a quick reference guide to DocBook's elements. For complete instructions including account and directory setup, see Writing Documentation with DocBook-XML.