Books share the same format as articles, with the following differences:

  • The part titles in multi-part books are top level titles (same level as book title).
  • Some sections are book specific e.g. preface and colophon.

Book documents will normally be used to produce DocBook output since DocBook processors can automatically generate footnotes, table of contents, list of tables, list of figures, list of examples and indexes.

AsciiDoc defines standard DocBook book frontmatter and backmatter section markup templates (appendix, dedication, preface, bibliography, glossary, index, colophon).

Example book documents

The ./doc/book.txt file in the AsciiDoc distribution.
Multi-part book
The ./doc/book-multi.txt file in the AsciiDoc distribution.
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