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Hi :)

I agree with Hal about this now that he said it.  Box does make more sense as 
being something for user-input.

Regards from
Tom :)

From: Barbara Duprey <>
Sent: Sat, 22 January, 2011 1:34:08
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Box/Field

On 1/21/2011 4:41 PM, Hal Parker wrote:
On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 8:23 AM, Barbara Duprey<>  wrote:

I don't think this one can really be determined easily by grep, but I've
found some things that indicate user entry in the xxx box, and others that
use xxx field. I think the second is preferable, right?

"Field" is a term that is also used for a specific type of thing (a variable
or reference to data), which is not a box to type in. Therefore I think it's
better to reserve the term "field" for the specific instance and use "box"
for user entry.

OK, thanks.

By the way, I've now done Chapters 9 - 12 of the Writer Guide, and I'm
working on Chapter 13. Is the plan to wait until they're all done before the
proofreading begins? And is anything happening about setting up the Calc
Guide? And with three structures going (the wiki, Alfresco, and ODFauthors),
we'll need to be careful about where the "real" work is being done!

Where are you putting the docs you're working on? Are they in Alfresco as
well as on the wiki? I've been away for awhile and have not caught up with
what's going on or where the latest files are.

I'm using the control table on the wiki, downloading from there, working on the 
chapters, then 

uploading them again and updating the control table. I really haven't gone into 
Alfresco much, I 

haven't been duplicating them there because I have a pretty much knee-jerk 
dislike of having 

multiple copies of the "same" thing -- I saw that cause too much havoc during my 
working career!

Is anyone actually using ODFAuthors for LibreOffice docs? Sounds like
Andreas might be, but is anyone else?


Not that I know of, yet. As I understand it, we'll be moving over strictly to 
Alfresco at some 

point, but for now we're just playing there and using the wiki for the official 

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