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Re:[libreoffice-documentation] Embedding images of toolbar button icons within text paragraphs


When I translateed Getting Started Guide 6.0 from English to Simplified Chinese in 2019, I have to find the source files of those small icons, which is very troublesome.

At 2020-06-25 15:22:17, "Steve (GMail)" <stevemfanning.wh@gmail.com> wrote:
>First, many apologies if this topic has been discussed before in this
>mailing list. I have a suspicion that it may have been, but I could not
>locate the thread.
>The Calc Guide contains many cases where a small image is included in a
>text paragraph, showing the icon that appears on a toolbar button
>mentioned in the paragraph. My view is that these images are undesirable
>for the following reasons:
>I assume that they are included to help the user to identify the
>relevant icon on his screen. However, given that the user is able to
>customize his / her copy of LO by selecting from one of many icon sets
>(via the Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View dialog), I think that in
>many cases the images may hinder a user rather than help. We are in
>danger of confusing and delaying him / her by showing an image of an
>icon that is not displayed on his / her screen.Because these images are
>inevitably taller than the normal line of text, they often cause extra
>white space to appear within text paragraphs which I think is ugly and
>does not improve readability.
>I am not convinced that such images embedded in paragraphs provide the
>reader with any useful information or context and would prefer not to
>use them. Instead I would make sure that every reference to a toolbar
>item names the button correctly and consistently. By correctly, I mean
>that we use exactly the name that appears in the button’s tooltip when
>using the English(US) version of Calc (omitting any mention of shortcut
>key sequences).
>Would anybody object if these images were to be removed when we produce
>the 7.0 Calc Guide?
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