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]
<ml-node+s969070n4105247h16 <at> n3.nabble.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM, Robinson Tryon 
> <[hidden email]> wrote: 
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Jean Weber | 15 Apr 08:34 2014
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Re: Manuals in ePub format?

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:44 AM, Robinson Tryon
<bishop.robinson <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM, Robinson Tryon
> <bishop.robinson <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>> Given that we author the manuals in LibreOffice and use the same to
>> generate PDFs, it would be easiest for initial set-up and maintenance
>> to use the same tool to generate EPUBs. I'll chat with both the author
>> of eLAIX and the Document Liberation team and see if either of them is
>> interested in helping build/improve EPUB export specifically for our
>> manuals.
>
> Hi all,
> As promised, I pinged both the DLP folks and eLAIX developer Harry
> Boldt. The DLP has started on EPUB import, but no export work as of
> yet:
> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/DLP/Libraries#epub
>
> Boldt has been very helpful, providing me with a couple development
> builds, making some improvements to eLAIX to better convert our
> particular use cases, and sharing some hints about the best way for us
> to format our ODTs to improve the resulting EPUB output.
>
> I'll be posting some more examples of EPUB output on the wiki soon.
> Your help in identifying output problems will be greatly appreciated.
> My hope is that we can iterate on the extension and the
> IntroducingLibreOffice.odt file at the same time until we reach a
> result that we like, then update the rest of our ODT source files
> using the same modifications.

Thanks for all your work on this. I'm glad you've kickstarted this
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Robinson Tryon | 14 Apr 17:44 2014
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Re: Manuals in ePub format?

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM, Robinson Tryon
<bishop.robinson <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Given that we author the manuals in LibreOffice and use the same to
> generate PDFs, it would be easiest for initial set-up and maintenance
> to use the same tool to generate EPUBs. I'll chat with both the author
> of eLAIX and the Document Liberation team and see if either of them is
> interested in helping build/improve EPUB export specifically for our
> manuals.

Hi all,
As promised, I pinged both the DLP folks and eLAIX developer Harry
Boldt. The DLP has started on EPUB import, but no export work as of
yet:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/DLP/Libraries#epub

Boldt has been very helpful, providing me with a couple development
builds, making some improvements to eLAIX to better convert our
particular use cases, and sharing some hints about the best way for us
to format our ODTs to improve the resulting EPUB output.

I'll be posting some more examples of EPUB output on the wiki soon.
Your help in identifying output problems will be greatly appreciated.
My hope is that we can iterate on the extension and the
IntroducingLibreOffice.odt file at the same time until we reach a
result that we like, then update the rest of our ODT source files
using the same modifications.

Question: Where does the development version of the 'Introducing
LibreOffice' file live on ODF Authors?  (i.e. the "master" branch)
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/File:GS4201-IntroducingLibreOffice.odt
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Googlemail | 14 Apr 16:45 2014

Base Handbook chapter 3

I have uploaded some newly translated fragments for this chapter. Same place as before.

Hazel

Jean Weber | 13 Apr 02:18 2014
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Re: I have just purchase LibreOffice 4.0 Base Handbook

Where did you purchase it from? Downloaded books (PDF) are free from the
LibreOffice wiki, but some other sites sell them.

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Terry Gilliver <terry <at> mrtaxsoftware.com> wrote:

> The download failed and when I check the installation again, it's still
> asking me to purchase.
>
> Terry
>
>

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Terry Gilliver | 12 Apr 18:58 2014

I have just purchase LibreOffice 4.0 Base Handbook

The download failed and when I check the installation again, it's still 
asking me to purchase.

Terry

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