The standard LATEX2e book style simplifies the generation of books and reports. The book format solves the TEX memory limitation problem that we frequently experienced in the past when printing our reports. The chapters and their order are defined in a makefile. The table of contents is generated automatically by querying the titles of the included chapters. This organization will free us from storing all included chapters in sister directories.
The system for creating and maintaining books and reports consists of a small set of book-specific make rules (Doc.rules.book), empowered by set of simple perl scripts for automatic creation of the book attributes (table of contents, title page, author's biography.)