Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2011 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Hi all,

On Sun, 2011-06-26 at 23:43 +0300, David Nelson wrote:


On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 8:38 AM, Jean Hollis Weber <> wrote:
I still am not convinced that there is any real marketing or other
advantage to having coloured title bars and highlighting *in the user
guide illustrations* -- I don't see why they need to be the same, as the
purpose and use of the two are different, and the screenshots themselves
will be different (so no reuse advantage to us).

To me having the user guide screenshots in gray DOES have advantages FOR
THE USERS: they are less likely to be distracted by the difference
beween whatever colours they see on their screen and the gray in the
screenshots; and the gray looks less "foreign" to Mac users.

I agree with what Jean says. Gray is a practical choice.

But, also, after having reflected on this subject since past
discussions on the documentation ML, I'm no longer totally convinced
of the need to have total uniformity in screenshots, nor even of the
need to have them all done under Linux rather than Windows. Providing
that a little common sense is used, having some variety only
emphasizes that LibreOffice runs on a large variety of platforms and
under a wide variety of GUIs.


In reality, it's important for us not to raise the entry barriers to
contribution too high, because I notice that most people only
contribute for a short period of time and then tend to fall away. The
number of regular work contributors (as opposed to mailing list
contributors) is quite low.

We already use standardized chapter templates, and Jean and others
have done great work on the documentation team contributor's guide (an
on-going work). Do we really have to get too fussy about standardized
themes used for taking screenshots? As we've already read in this
thread, it can develop into quite a complicated issue, and I'd suggest
we really have other more-urgent issues to deal with...

Just my own 2 cents...

David Nelson

Actually I think some the Linux distros might enjoy unintentional free
publicity from a screenshot. Depending on each contributer's set up
there could be some hopefully only differences.

Jay Lozier

Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.