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Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Getting Started with Base
- Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Getting Started with Base
- From: Dan Lewis <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:06:55 -0500
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sun, 2012-02-05 at 17:15 +0000, Hazel Russman wrote:
> I have just uploaded this new version by Dan into the feedback folder.
> I am not too happy with it in its present form. It is well written and
> clearly explained, but I think it goes into too much depth for a GS
> chapter. It is also very long and will be even longer if we incorporate
> the additional section that Dan sent to me (I have not looked at this
> at all yet).
> Someone who looks at a Getting Started guide is basically asking: "Can
> I use this program?". And that has two aspects: does it do something
> that I would find useful, and can I understand it enough to use it?
> After reading Dan's work, I am inclined to answer yes to the first and
> no to the second! And I know something about databases, having worked
> as an information scientist.
> I have therefore indicated two sections which I think ought to be
> transferred into the Base Guide proper.
> A big problem with Base is that you need to have a working database
> before you can do many of the things described in a user guide of any
> sort. And databases are not easy to design and create. I suggest
> tentatively that the input/output sections of the Base guide might
> refer back to the creation of this useful database in the Getting
> Started Guide. The user could then read up on how to create the
> database, before trying the more complex form and report design tasks
> that properly belong in the main guide.
> Hazel Russman <email@example.com>
Seems like I forgot to upload some files. I had already uploaded
the database files for GS with Base, Introducing Base, and the one for
chapters 2-4. I forgot about doing the same for LO. So, I have remedied
this. All three databases are uploaded into their proper LO draft
Your input is very helpful. Thanks!
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