Marcus Mackaku | 20 May 12:48 2015
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Editing and authoring user manuals

How does one edit or author a user manual? Do I have to rewrite/write a
chapter and upload/submit it?

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Robert Großkopf | 17 May 11:03 2015
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Databases for Base-Handbook


Hi *,

I'm writing the German Base-Handbook for LO 5.0 . There hasn't been
changed anything for Base, so I could add more content with code-examples.

I have also started to translate the example-databases into English.
There have been two (big) databases for the first translated Handbook.
Now I have added small examples for only one special problem described
in the German Handbuch LO 5.0.

I hope I could translate all the databases and also the Basic-Code
inside some of the databases so everybody could understand. You could
have a look at these databases here:
http://robert.familiegrosskopf.de/lo_hb_en/

I will also try to create all the sceenshots which are needed for a
translation of Base-Handbuch LO 5.0 into English. But previously I
will wait for feedback to correct errors.

Regards

Robert
Gary Schnabl | 16 May 06:04 2015

Re: Missing words and spelling errors in manuals and other LibreOffice texts

Due to my semi-retirement and other time constraints, I haven't done any 
LO editing anytime recently. However, my guess for any "missing" words 
and such in LO's working documentation could be related to some 
conditional or hidden text being used. LO Writer is somewhat limited in 
its conditional text, though. So, it's likely that there is none.

When I was a technical editor at Motorola (and its Freescale 
Semiconductors subsidiary), working on their firmware-developer user 
guides for the assemblers, compilers, linkers, and SDKs for the 
numerous, various families of their embedded microcontrollers, they 
employed master working documents using Adobe FrameMaker conditional 
text for almost all of those developer manuals, some of which had over 
two dozen output versions, depending upon with semiconductor family was 
covered.

If viewing a master document that was not properly set up for viewing 
any conditional text, that document would have literally thousands voids 
of "missing" text--or if set up differently (showing all of the 
conditional text simultaneously), that document would cover all the 
variations of conditional text for all those semiconductor families--one 
huge jumble of multicolored text, in numerous, separate colors for each 
output version.

HTH,
Gary

On 5/15/2015 9:36 PM, toki wrote:
>
> On 13/05/2015 14:51, Marcus Mackaku wrote:
>
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toki | 16 May 03:36 2015
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Re: Missing words and spelling errors in manuals and other LibreOffice texts


On 13/05/2015 14:51, Marcus Mackaku wrote:

> Why are there missing words and spelling errors in some LibreOffice manuals/texts? 

Which _specific_ manuals/texts are you referring to here?  Some of the
publicly available is at has been through multiple copy-edits, style
edits, and line edits.  Most of the documentation is somewhere between
those two points.

jonathon

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Joel Madero | 13 May 16:52 2015
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Re: Missing words and spelling errors in manuals and other LibreOffice texts

Because it's powered by a group of volunteers working countless hours to
provide a free product...are you interested in helping to correct the
errors?

Best,
Joel

On 05/13/2015 07:51 AM, Marcus Mackaku wrote:
> Hello
>
> Why are there missing words and spelling errors in some LibreOffice
> manuals/texts? Are these drafts?
>

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Marcus Mackaku | 13 May 16:51 2015
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Missing words and spelling errors in manuals and other LibreOffice texts

Hello

Why are there missing words and spelling errors in some LibreOffice
manuals/texts? Are these drafts?

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Art Bracher | 13 May 06:43 2015

I've Lost My (Writer) Formatting Toolbar

I've used LibreOffice for several years and am quite pleased with it.  
This evening I accidentally caused my Formatting Toolbar to disappear 
and appear as a column when I click on an X at the right end of the 
Standard Toolbar.

This would be OK if I could use the column the way I've used the 
toolbar.  I click the X, click on the item I want to use.  The column 
disappears, and nothing has happened.

I hope I've described the problem sufficiently for you to tell me how to 
get the toolbar back to its accustomed place.

I've tried reading the help items, and the toolbar portions of the pdf 
Writer Guide, but they do not seem to address my problem.

When I click on View/Toolbars, my Formatting Toolbar is checked, which 
gives me hope that it is still around even though I am unable to see it 
or use it.

Thanks for your assistance, Art

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Joel Madero | 11 May 17:06 2015
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Re: Efforts to Clean Wiki

There is absolutely no need to download the wiki....that goes well 
beyond what I had in mind....

Best,
Joel

On 05/11/2015 07:50 AM, Alan Cook wrote:
> How much disk space would it take?
>
> On 5/10/2015 6:47 PM, Joel Madero wrote:
>> That's fine - others have volunteered.
>>
>> On 05/10/2015 02:24 PM, jonathon wrote:
>>> On 04/05/15 02:00, Joel Madero wrote:
>>>> Sounds good - interested in helping to coordinate that
>>> After thinking about this for a week or so.
>>>
>>> I don't know what the capabilities of the CMS that the wiki uses.
>>>
>>> If a notice-template that automatically places the page into a specific
>>> category can be created, then one for each category (Duplicate page,
>>> badly written, outdated, conflicts with, good but not current, good and
>>> current, any other categories needed to clean up pages), be made.
>>> I can walk through the wiki, placing the appropriate notice-template on
>>> the talk page.
>>>
>>> Then the "easy hack" for somebody starting out with documentation is 
>>> ready.
>>>
>>> I don't have the disk space to pull the entire wiki onto my laptop, and
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Alan Cook | 11 May 16:50 2015
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Re: Efforts to Clean Wiki

How much disk space would it take?

On 5/10/2015 6:47 PM, Joel Madero wrote:
> That's fine - others have volunteered.
>
> On 05/10/2015 02:24 PM, jonathon wrote:
>> On 04/05/15 02:00, Joel Madero wrote:
>>> Sounds good - interested in helping to coordinate that
>> After thinking about this for a week or so.
>>
>> I don't know what the capabilities of the CMS that the wiki uses.
>>
>> If a notice-template that automatically places the page into a specific
>> category can be created, then one for each category (Duplicate page,
>> badly written, outdated, conflicts with, good but not current, good and
>> current, any other categories needed to clean up pages), be made.
>> I can walk through the wiki, placing the appropriate notice-template on
>> the talk page.
>>
>> Then the "easy hack" for somebody starting out with documentation is 
>> ready.
>>
>> I don't have the disk space to pull the entire wiki onto my laptop, and
>> throw my tools at it, to determine which pages fall into which 
>> categories.
>>
>> jonathon
>>
>>
>
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Joel Madero | 11 May 01:47 2015
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Re: Efforts to Clean Wiki

That's fine - others have volunteered.

On 05/10/2015 02:24 PM, jonathon wrote:
> On 04/05/15 02:00, Joel Madero wrote:
>> Sounds good - interested in helping to coordinate that
> After thinking about this for a week or so.
>
> I don't know what the capabilities of the CMS that the wiki uses.
>
> If a notice-template that automatically places the page into a specific
> category can be created, then one for each category (Duplicate page,
> badly written, outdated, conflicts with, good but not current, good and
> current, any other categories needed to clean up pages), be made.
> I can walk through the wiki, placing the appropriate notice-template on
> the talk page.
>
> Then the "easy hack" for somebody starting out with documentation is ready.
>
> I don't have the disk space to pull the entire wiki onto my laptop, and
> throw my tools at it, to determine which pages fall into which categories.
>
> jonathon
>
>

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jonathon | 10 May 23:24 2015
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Re: Efforts to Clean Wiki

On 04/05/15 02:00, Joel Madero wrote:
> Sounds good - interested in helping to coordinate that

After thinking about this for a week or so.

I don't know what the capabilities of the CMS that the wiki uses.

If a notice-template that automatically places the page into a specific
category can be created, then one for each category (Duplicate page,
badly written, outdated, conflicts with, good but not current, good and
current, any other categories needed to clean up pages), be made.
I can walk through the wiki, placing the appropriate notice-template on
the talk page.

Then the "easy hack" for somebody starting out with documentation is ready.

I don't have the disk space to pull the entire wiki onto my laptop, and
throw my tools at it, to determine which pages fall into which categories.

jonathon

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