AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs.  AsciiDoc files can be translated to many formats including HTML, PDF, EPUB, man page.

AsciiDoc is highly configurable: both the AsciiDoc source file syntax and the backend output markups (which can be almost any type of SGML/XML markup) can be customized and extended by the user.

AsciiDoc is free software and is licenced under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2).



The asciidoc(1) command translates AsciiDoc files to HTML, XHTML and DocBook markups.  DocBook can be post-processed to presentation formats such as HTML, PDF, EPUB, DVI, LaTeX, roff, and Postscript using readily available Open Source tools.


Example NaturalDocs command line usage

NaturalDocs <options> -o AsciiDoc ./doc/asciidoc -p ./doc <source>

Generates AsciiDoc markup’ed versions within the directory ./doc/asciidoc.


The following features are not supported by the AsciiDoc format.

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