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Hi Gabriel and welcome to the team.

Alfresco (where we keep our working copies of docs) has been down for
some hours, so I can't create an account for you. But that need not
stop you from getting started. I can suggest some published LO v3.3
chapters that you can download from the wiki and check against LO v3.4
to find things that have changed, screenshots that need updating,
etc., and make some minor changes according to a list I have compiled
on this wiki page:

Before updating screenshots, please set up your Ubuntu desktop
according to the instructions given here:
(a combination of a theme called Adwaita shipped with Ubuntu 11.10 and
a Window theme called Evolve)

Unfortunately our info for new contributors is a bit scattered, often
hard to find, and sometimes out of date. Tom's been doing some
reorganisation of the docs wiki, and I do a bit now and then, but it
needs a lot of work. You can help by identifying things that are
missing or unclear so someone can fix them. Often the "missing" items
are on another page but not referenced in places where people might
look for them. You are of course welcome to improve the pages yourself
if you find the answer to your question or can identify a better way
to organise the info; it's a wiki, so just get an account and hack

And, of course, feel free to ask lots of questions!


On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 03:36, Tom Davies <> wrote:
Hi :)
Welcome in :)  It sounds as though your help would be much appreciated.  I keep losing my 
Alfresco login but someone will hopefully be able to set-up an Alfresco account for you :)
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Fri, 25/11/11, Gabo <> wrote:

From: Gabo <>
Subject: [libreoffice-documentation] Hello
Date: Friday, 25 November, 2011, 17:11

Hi there.
I am new in the documentation mailing list, just I am also fairly new in the open source world.
As a teacher and customer service supervisor, I regularly make extensive use of databases, text 
documents and spreadsheets. About 6 six months ago, I decided to make Ubuntu my primary OS, which 
implied changed the familiar MS Office for LibreOffice. During this time, I got acquainted with 
most user guides.

Since I have become a great supporter of open source software, I am continually looking for ways 
to pay back for all for all I have received for free, in all its meanings. And being LibreOffice 
the open source suite I use the most, I think this is this the right place to contribute.

I am not knowledgeable enough so as to write original texts from the scratch, but I think could 
help in the review process in two aspects:

 * Finding out if the information provided is clear enough for the end-user
 * Editing text to comply with LibreOffice style requirements

I could also contribute with updated screen shots or even in the indexing process.
Finally, even after reading the available material on how to contribute, I'd appreciate any 

Looking forward to becoming an active contributor to this project,


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