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Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Front- and Backcover for LO 7.0
- Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Front- and Backcover for LO 7.0
- From: Drew Jensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 11:30:14 -0400
- To: LibreOffice Documentation <email@example.com>
Also - the svg files, as they are at this moment, and the ODG file
which currently adds the text for the back covers and produces the pdf
are on the NC server as file Cover7_colors_draft1_DJ18062020.zip
On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 11:17 AM Drew Jensen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Howdy Pilkit, Jean
> A version number of the back cover? Yes - I went with one option with
> the white 7.0 upper to the right of the logo at the top of the page.
> As you can see in the pdf example of the covers that is problematic
> with the current Draw cover.
> Then as for a font for the Title (and what about using the sub-title
> also on the front cover?)
> Actually fonts in general as open for some review also. For example
> the original SVG files Olivier sent over use a Font which I do not
> have, so right from the bat it was a case of using a nearly identical
> Anyway - I've gathered the text from the most recent Writer, Calc,
> Impress, Draw, and Base guides for a place to begin.
> Again the file https://nextcloud.documentfoundation.org/s/XkirCBX7QQqjc4p
> is updated with all of those.
> What is not done for these first drafts is
> - update all the covers to use the proper logo at the top of the page
> -- in that Base cover set I just used a bitmap of that community logo,
> needing to find or make a vector drawing instead as part of that since
> I assume if the covers are used for other languages they would want to
> translate the 'The Documentation Team' line also.
> - covers for the GS and Math guides
> - fix the Version number on back cover (move or color it) given the
> problem with Draw cover
> Otherwise general feedback as this goes along is good.
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 2:51 AM jean-francois
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Le 21/06/2020 à 05:57, Drew Jensen a écrit :
> > >
> > > One final update for today - added the current text from the Base
> > > guide back cover to the 7.0 back with a couple of changes:
> > > URL for downloaded, changed from documentation page on main website to
> > > extension site. Is that the correct URL?
> > > Reworded the last sentence about downloading a free copy. (minor)
> > > Added two paragraphs about Professional Support services to the end.
> > >
> > > Updated https://nextcloud.documentfoundation.org/s/XkirCBX7QQqjc4p
> > > with that change
> > I find the new covers to be a very important move from the v6 ones. In
> > particular, the graphic is great and colourful.
> > But as the graphic first attracts view, the eye then goes to the second
> > much contrasted item which is the version number. At that moment, the
> > brains didn't catch what it is all about: just an image and a big 7.0
> > number.
> > All this to say that I find the actual guide names not to be prominent
> > enough. Sure, the font type is nice and elegant (I do love it) but
> > there's not enough contrast there.
> > I'd suggest having the title "boldified" and the version number
> > "deboldified", if you see what I mean :)
> > At the same time, make the title font grey more blackish, while the
> > version number could be smaller in size (was the v6 guides defect already).
> > Sure, the enhancement for v.6 is a big step forward and, again, I do
> > love it. Though, the respective weights of the graphic and text items
> > should be reworked to make important things more visible (the title!).
> > HTH,
> > --
> > Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux
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