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On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 19:12 -0600, Larry Gusaas wrote:
On 2011/01/12 6:49 AM  Alexander Thurgood wrote:
I agree, however, that completely rewriting the documentation / guides,
etc, just to take into account the specificities of Mac vocabulary is
not a route that I am going to go down. If Larry wants to make Mac
specific guides just for that platform then he is quite welcome to do so
as far as I'm concerned :-))

I am not and am not about to become a documentation writer. However, it is very important to 
have correct terminology for users learning a program.

I have lost count of the number of times Mac users on help forums have stated they can not find 
"Tools/Options" after being referred to that setting by a user guide or help file (or a non Mac 
user trying to give support). The correct location is "". An 
experienced Mac user will probably figure it out for themselves since that is the usual 
location for preference settings on a Mac. But a new Mac user will not know that.

The OOo docs team are putting the common Mac menu and keystroke
differences in a table in every chapter of the OOo user guides, and I
believe the LibO docs team are keeping those tables. We (the OOo team)
will expand those lists as needed, if someone who uses a Mac brings the
differences to our attention. It may not be an ideal solution, but I
believe it is a definite improvement.

The inclusion of the Mac menu/keystroke info came about because someone
finally joined the team who (a) is a Mac user and (b) specifically
mentioned these issues. I at least am very happy this occurred. 


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