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Author's Name

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Example Dedication

Optional dedication.

This document is an AsciiDoc book skeleton containing briefly annotated example elements plus a couple of example index entries and footnotes.

Books are normally used to generate DocBook markup and the titles of the preface, appendix, bibliography, glossary and index sections are significant (specialsections).

Table of Contents

Example Preface
1. Preface Sub-section
1. The First Chapter
1.1. Sub-section with Anchor
1.1.1. Chapter Sub-section
2. The Second Chapter
3. The Third Chapter
A. Example Appendix
A.1. Appendix Sub-section
Example Bibliography
Example Glossary
Example Index

List of Figures

1.1. Tiger block image

List of Tables

1.1. An example table

List of Examples

1.1. An example example

Example Preface

Optional preface.

1. Preface Sub-section

Preface sub-section body.

Chapter 1. The First Chapter

Chapters can contain sub-sections nested up to three deep. [1]

Chapters can have their own bibliography, glossary and index.

And now for something completely different: monkeys, lions and tigers (Bengal and Siberian) using the alternative syntax index entries. Note that multi-entry terms generate separate index entries.

Here are a couple of image examples: an images/smallnew.png example inline image followed by an example block image:

Figure 1.1. Tiger block image

Tiger image

Followed by an example table:

Table 1.1. An example table

Option Description




Disables access to GROUP.

Example 1.1. An example example

Lorum ipum…

1.1. Sub-section with Anchor

Sub-section at level 2.

1.1.1. Chapter Sub-section

Sub-section at level 3.

Chapter Sub-section

Sub-section at level 4.

This is the maximum sub-section depth supported by the distributed AsciiDoc configuration. [2]

[1] An example footnote.

[2] A second example footnote.

Chapter 2. The Second Chapter

An example link to anchor at start of the first sub-section.

An example link to a bibliography entry [taoup].

Chapter 3. The Third Chapter

Book chapters are at level 1 and can contain sub-sections.

Appendix A. Example Appendix

One or more optional appendixes go here at section level 1.

A.1. Appendix Sub-section

Sub-section body.

Example Bibliography

The bibliography list is a style of AsciiDoc bulleted list.


[taoup] Eric Steven Raymond. The Art of Unix Programming. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-13-142901-9.

[walsh-muellner] Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner. DocBook - The Definitive Guide. O’Reilly & Associates. 1999. ISBN 1-56592-580-7.


[abc2003] Gall Anonim. An article, Whatever. 2003.

Example Glossary

Glossaries are optional. Glossaries entries are an example of a style of AsciiDoc labeled lists.

A glossary term

The corresponding (indented) definition.

A second glossary term

The corresponding (indented) definition.

Example Colophon

Text at the end of a book describing facts about its production.

Example Index


Bengal Tiger, The First Chapter
Big cats
Lions, The First Chapter
Bengal Tiger, The First Chapter
Siberian Tiger, The First Chapter


Example index entry, The First Chapter


Second example index entry, The Second Chapter
Siberian Tiger, The First Chapter


Bengal Tiger, The First Chapter
Siberian Tiger, The First Chapter