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Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Extended tips and the "What's This?" menu option


If they aren't functional, should they be removed?
Gordon Bates
berrykevin321@gmaill.com
github.com/jdoes


On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 2:54 AM Steve (GMail) <stevemfanning.wh@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Good morning Olivier,
>
> Before I joined the project, I understand that these options did
> something useful. (I can't define exactly what or when!)
>
> As reported in bug 120538, they have not worked for some time, since the
> Help system was upgraded.
>
> In Calc, the Help > What's This? option on the Menu bar appears to be
> available (not greyed out) but doesn't appear to do anything. Similarly
> the Tools > Options > LibreOffice > General > Help > Extended tips
> option isn't greyed out but doesn't appear to do anything.
>
> In the latest Calc Guide, the text implies that these options will do
> something useful. The 6.0 Writer Guide gives the same impression and I
> haven't checked others. I am uncomfortable ignoring the fact that these
> options don't anything and running the risk of confusing readers.
>
> Do we have an agreement about how cases like this should be addressed in
> the guides?
>
> Regards,
>
> Steve
>
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