Hazel Russman | 23 Apr 15:14 2014

Base Handbook chapter 6: reports

I have uploaded some newly translated fragments of this chapter.

Hazel

PeeWee | 23 Apr 09:21 2014

Re: Manuals in ePub format?

Hello R

What I would like to see is good format control during conversion to an ebook format, which is where using PDF
scores the best. The ePub format and other ebook formats have no real control over format and seem not to
understand things like “Keep with next paragraph” for headings and they definitely lose their way
when it comes to tabs or tables.

Using PDF we retain good format control and the guides have a good professional look to them. This is
something that is important because it does give good impressions to the end user of LibreOffice.

I am working on a simplified book template taking away all the OOo styles and using standard names wherever
possible. Need to add another chapter before I can send out a sample for comment and review.

Regards

Peter Schofield
psauthor <at> libreoffice.org

On 22 Apr 2014, at 21:31, Robinson Tryon [via Document Foundation Mail Archive]
<ml-node+s969070n4106072h91 <at> n3.nabble.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Jean Weber <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> > Thanks for all your work on this. I'm glad you've kickstarted this 
> > topic again, and are following through so vigorously. I hope we can 
> > carry it through to some positive resolution this time, instead of 
> > having it fall by the wayside as has happened several times before. 
> 
> Update time! 
> 
> I've made a few more tests and changed some Tab-based layout to 
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John Smith | 22 Apr 22:09 2014
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Writer Guide Ch4 & Ch7

Hi.
Chapters 4 and 7 of the Writer Guide have now been uploaded to ODF into 
the Drafts4.2 folder.

JohnS

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Robinson Tryon | 22 Apr 21:30 2014
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Re: Manuals in ePub format?

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Jean Weber <jeanweber <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all your work on this. I'm glad you've kickstarted this
> topic again, and are following through so vigorously. I hope we can
> carry it through to some positive resolution this time, instead of
> having it fall by the wayside as has happened several times before.

Update time!

I've made a few more tests and changed some Tab-based layout to
table-based layout (which is much more HTML/EPUB-friendly). See the
tests referencing 'Boldt' (Harry Boldt is the developer of eLAIX)
here:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/EPUB/Converting_ODF_to_EPUB#Tools

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:38 PM, PeeWee <psauthor <at> libreoffice.org> wrote:
> However, if the eLAIX people can develop something that improves format and layout control, then I am
willing to test it to see if it improves my opinion. It could be worthwhile going into EPUB books so long as
the conversion is easy and does not take a great deal of time to prepare an EPUB book for publishing.
>

Boldt is working on a new version of eLAIX that will hopefully address
even more of the little problems we've identified in the EPUB output.
I'll give another ping when that version is released, and perhaps
PeterS can take the lead here in evaluating what we might need to do
to our templates to make "1-click" PDF and EPUB output possible.

Cheers,
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Shaun McCance | 19 Apr 16:38 2014
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Open Help Conference

Hi all,

I wanted to let you know that the Open Help Conference is happening
again this year, June 14-15, in Cincinnati.

http://openhelpconference.com/

We've had some LibreOffice folks out before. It would be nice to see
some of you again this year.

As in previous years, Open Help has a mix of presentations and open
discussions, all focused around doing documentation and support in open
source and open communities.

After the conference, we also host three days of sprints for any people
or projects that decide to stay on.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Shaun McCance
Open Help Conference

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Hazel Russman | 17 Apr 18:00 2014

Base Handbook Chapter 5 fragment

This has now been uploaded.

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Jean Weber | 17 Apr 07:18 2014
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Base Handbook needs you!

Recently I talked about updating the English version of the Base
Handbook to v4.2 from v3.5-4.0 (the English version of these two
differs only in the title; we didn't update the contents from the
German version).

Hazel is translating the additional material from German to English
and putting the results here:
http://www.odfauthors.org/libreoffice/english/base-handbook/drafts_4.2

We need someone (or several people) to integrate these translations
into the v3.5 English handbook, do whatever editing may be needed,
follow up on any questions she has, and recapture screenshots as
needed.
Chapters are here:
http://www.odfauthors.org/libreoffice/english/base-handbook/published

Background info, including a spreadsheet of changes and link to German
originals for reference, is here:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/Development/UserGuideTasks#Base_Handbook

Put the results here:
http://www.odfauthors.org/libreoffice/english/base-handbook/edited42

Obviously some initiative is required. Some knowledge of German may be
useful, but is not required.

--Jean

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Suzanne Martin | 17 Apr 01:49 2014
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Importing Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets into Libre Office

I am new to Libre Office (old to Open Office) and I cannot seem to find any
information as to how to import a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet into Libre
Office. Microsoft doesn't give me a "save as" option and I cannot figure
out how to do it from the Libre Office side.
I have downloaded the Documentation (thank you so very much!!!) and did not
find anything related to this kind of transfer. I think that most people
who use Libre Office do so because they prefer it to Microsoft Office (I
sure do) but the reality is that many people I deal with are sending me
Microsoft type documents that I have to save into Libre Office formats.What
I used to do in Open Office no longer works.
Can you help/direct me to where I can find this information?
Thank You
Sincerely,

Suzanne
A very happy user

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Hazel Russman | 16 Apr 20:38 2014

Base Handbook chapter 4 segments

This file is now uploaded.

Hazel

Jean Weber | 15 Apr 12:12 2014
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Writer Guide Chapters 1,2,3,5,6 published

Writer Guide Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 have been published and are on the
wiki and ODFAuthors. Thanks to JohnS for all his work, and to others
including Hazel for their contributions.

--Jean

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PeeWee | 15 Apr 08:38 2014

Re: Manuals in ePub format?

Hello R 

I have the original LO4.2 ODT file for this chapter being the lucky volunteer who created it. The published
version of the file can be found at the following link: 

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/Publications

Hope that helps. 

The more I delve into EPUB format, the more I think that it is not a very good format to use. I have looked at
several books now and have found the format a little wanting and very amateurish when compared to a PDF
version or a printed book. My opinion does take into account that any e-book format has to cope with
different operating systems and display size and resolution. You have no control over the format of
text,tables, etc and no control over the page layout. 

However, if the eLAIX people can develop something that improves format and layout control, then I am
willing to test it to see if it improves my opinion. It could be worthwhile going into EPUB books so long as
the conversion is easy and does not take a great deal of time to prepare an EPUB book for publishing. 

Regards 

PeterS
Peter Schofield
psauthor <at> libreoffice.org

On 14 Apr 2014, at 17:45, Robinson Tryon [via Document Foundation Mail Archive]
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> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM, Robinson Tryon 
> <[hidden email]> wrote: 
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