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       planfacile - A document compiler.


       planfacile [options] [files]


       PlanFacile  is  a  document  compiler,  designed  for table of contents computation.  More
       precisely,  PlanFacile  considers  that  a  document  is  a  set  of  concepts  linked  by
       dependencies.  PlanFacile  generates a document using those ideas, sorted in order to read
       it from the begininng to the end with a minimum of cross references to  further  parts  of
       the document.

       PlanFacile generates only non-formated documents, such as HTML or LaTeX sources.


       For  a  common  use  of  PlanFacile,  it  is  not  necessary  to  know all the language of
       PlanFacile. The goal of this section is to present the minimum necessary to  know  how  to
       write a document.

       Ideas A document, as said before, is a set of ideas the author wants to communicate to the
       reader. One idea is a part of the document  that  can  be  represented  by  a  title.  For
       example,  if  the writer sees that one title does not accurately represent the text of the
       same idea, he should just make sure that two concepts are not put in one #idea  command...
       The syntax of an idea is quite simple :




       Also,  some  ideas  are dependent in one document, so they are linked by dependencies (See
       paragraph Dependencies).

       Automatic ideas Sometimes, PlanFacile adds an idea to the  document.  In  that  case,  the
       writer  can replace the default text by an idea that suits the document. To do this, there
       are two commands, which are like #idea :




       The index parameter is given by PlanFacile, in the default message...

       In the same way :

       #generic{parent reference}{reference}title#text



       Dependencies In a document with ideas about the same subject, it  is  quite  natural  that
       ideas  need  some  of  the  others  to  be  understood  by the reader.  This relation is a
       dependency between ideas.

       If the writer puts a dependency in the text of idea A to the idea B, this means  that  the
       reader  will  need  to understand idea B before reading idea A in order to understand this
       last idea.

       The syntax of a dependency, in its simplest form, is :


       However, the writer may need to add a positive number to  specify  the  weighting  of  the
       dependency  if  the  organisation of the document is not the right one, even if the writer
       has put the correct dependencies :


       The reference must be one of the words used in the #idea command.

   Complete source code
       The ideas are not sufficient to produce a document.  To complete a source code, the writer
       needs to learn a bit more about the language of PlanFacile.

       Standard The first command of the source can be #standard, that indicates to PlanFacile to
       load standard definitions, to be able to produce a document in  LaTeX  or  in  HTML  (more
       formats will be present in the future).

       Options  and  macros When the writer uses the command #standard, the compiler will be able
       to generate all formats. The writer must indicate his choice with some commands.

       A choice, such as the output format, can be set with an option :


       and a text parameter can be set with a macro, for a very specific use :



       PlanFacile uses 36 options to modify its behavior.  Listing  all  of  these  here  is  not
       interesting, as the -h option gives some help about all options.

       Some options are often useful :

       -o output file specify the output file, to write the document ;

       -O  option  define  a  compiler  option,  as  the  #option  command. Then the user has the
       possibility to set some parameters at the time of compilation ;

       -d ignore invalid dependencies. Useful when the writer  wants  to  compile  a  part  of  a
       document, to check if this part is error free ;

       -A ignore undefined automatic ideas. Sometimes, PlanFacile adds some ideas to complete the
       document. This option avoids an error when an automatic idea appears.


       See also latex(1), xpdf(1), firefox(1), lynx(1).


       If you have a problem that you can not solve by reading the documentation, or if you  find
       a  bug,  you can send an email to and we will send a reply as quickly
       as possible.