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Hello Team,

Some comments on the Team Meeting Minutes:

About the guides as web pages, I'm all in favour. I believe that by doing
this, we can improve the accessibility of the guides.
About the new character style, I can see that this could help the
contributors by defining it once for all how we address to these items,
but, should it be implemented, I would suggest the Liberation Mono, 11 pt,
italic, without the gray background.

Although it was not discussed in the previous meeting, I would like to give
some suggestions about the workflow.

Considering these three factors:
i. We do not have a fixed number of contributors and we are usually in
shortage of people;
ii. A new LO release is launched every 06 months; and
iii. All of the guides are very well written and were much reviewed in the

How about we start to work with deadlines to publish the new guides? We
just make sure that all of the new features stated in the Release Notes and
the errors pointed are covered, and establish a deadline for the
publication of each chapter.

In my opinion, this could improve the user experience by publishing the
guides closer with the new LO releases.

Would love to hear opinions on this matter.

Best regards,
Felipe Viggiano

Em ter., 23 de fev. de 2021 às 14:56, Dave Barton <>

While I agreed with Peter's previous proposal for the 5th. character
style to be Liberation Mono regular, not emphasis (italic), I don't see
the need for any extended character styles.

The whole purpose of the Documentation Template is for all the guides to
have a consistent set of agreed styles and style naming we all use.
However, I have just been looking back through some recently published
guides, where there appears to be a number of additional character
styles invented "on the fly" and duplicated names added for identical

In light of the above, trying to reach any kind of consensus on a new
guide template is a totally futile exercise and I don't intend to make
any further comment on the subject.


On 23/02/2021 08:34, Peter Schofield wrote:

Another think about the new character style and here are my thoughts.

I think Widget is not informative enough as a name and suggest UI Text,
or something similar.

In UI dialogs you can have two levels of UI text, for example from the
Position and Size dialog.
      Position — main section in bold text
              Position X — sub-section in normal text
              Position Y — sub-section in normal text
      Size — main section in bold text
              Width — sub-section in normal text
              Height — sub-section in normal text

Therefore there should be two new character styles — UI Text Bold and UI
Text Normal.

As you can see, my suggested new name clearly identifies when this
character style should be used.

Peter Schofield
Technical Writer, Document Foundation

On 19 Feb 2021, at 16:03, Olivier Hallot <> wrote:

Hi Team

Em 18/02/2021 17:17, Olivier Hallot escreveu:
* A 5th character style for the Guides Templates?(OH)
  + purpose: Highlight UI widgets in text
... Select 'Add File Section to Document' radio button to...
... click 'New Style From Selection' icon ...
  + Suggestion 1: LibreOffice Mono 11pt (Dave Barton, PVT)
  + Suggestion 2: LibreOffice Mono 11pt, italic, light gray background
  + Bring the proposal to NC (DB), let other comment
AI: Upload sample in Cloud and annouce in mailing list

I uploaded a sample file (actually based on the current 7.0 template
file) with a proposal for the 5th character style to represent dialog
box object ("widgets").

the file is

and can be visited also in the /Contributor Resources/ folder.

Olivier Hallot
LibreOffice Documentation Coordinator
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - Local Time: UTC-03:00
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