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Re: [libreoffice-documentation] CG7001-Introduction Reviewed and in Feedback NextCloud


Okay, all very good points. Im still new to this, so thank you for the in
depth remarks regarding the changes that I suggested.

Gordon Bates
berrykevin321@gmaill.com
github.com/jdoes


On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 2:42 AM Steve (GMail) <stevemfanning.wh@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Gordon,
>
> Many thanks for your thorough first review of this chapter. I'm a little
> embarrassed that I didn't spot the erroneous description of the
> characters that can be used in sheet names!
>
> I have processed all comments and the chapter is now back in the Draft
> folder with no tracked changes, ready for second review.
>
> A few matters arising from your queries and suggestions:
> With regards to adding the URL of the Getting Started Guide. As far as
> I’m aware we don’t tend to include cross-links like this in any of the
> guides. Bear in mind that Calc Guide, Chapter 0 includes a link to the
> English Documentation page of the LO website, where copies of all the
> guides can be found. If we include the URL for the Getting Started Guide
> in this chapter then we’d have to be consistent and include URLs in any
> of the chapters that reference other guides. There’s a lot of these
> references and I don’t think it would be advantageous to introduce this
> extra clutter.
> With regards to the differences between the Save As dialog on Windows,
> Linux and macOS. I don’t think we need to expand on this because Chapter
> 0 states that there will be some differences - “Therefore, some
> illustrations will not look exactly like what you see on your computer
> display”.
> With regards to providing other links about regular expressions. I think
> we have now expanded this topic so that it is covered adequately in the
> guide. For me, the purpose of our guides is not to provide exhaustive
> sets of links to other sites. I don’t think it’s a copyright issue but
> we do need to be aware that providing a link can be interpreted as
> somehow implying a recommendation. I hope we’ve now provided enough
> information for our users to get started with regex and hence don’t see
> the need for providing additional links; those interested can probably
> discover 100s of links via Google. This is covered by the existing text
> “There are numerous websites that include examples of regular
> expressions and these provide an endless source of inspiration and ideas
> to help improve your data analysis skills”.
> With regards to your idea about embedding spreadsheets in the Writer
> file for this chapter. In principle of course this is possible but
> wouldn’t be very helpful for anybody using a printed copy of the guide!
> And I’m not certain how useful it would be in PDF versions of the
> document. But beyond that, I am against the idea because of the work
> involved in doing it consistently. The examples you’ve cited happen to
> be in an area of new text, written for this update. However throughout
> that Calc Guide there are many spreadsheets and spreadsheet fragments; I
> don’t think it is a worthwhile investment of our time to go through all
> chapters replacing relevant images with embedded spreadsheets, for very
> little gain. I also feel that the associated explanatory text (“Double
> click on the first box below, highlight, copy, and paste into your own
> spreadsheet to follow the example”) is unnecessary clutter because it
> isn’t hard to follow the examples just by reading what’s already
> written. I understand that some readers might like to try it themselves
> but we’re writing a guide, not a workbook.
>
> Regards,
>
> Steve
>
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "Kevin Berry" <berrykevin321@gmail.com>
> To: "documentation list" <documentation@global.libreoffice.org>
> Sent: 30/07/2020 22:39:42
> Subject: [libreoffice-documentation] CG7001-Introduction Reviewed and in
> Feedback NextCloud
>
> >I have finished the first review of CG7001-Introduction-SF-GB-30Jul2020,
> >and it is in the Feedback folder now.
> >
> >Gordon Bates
> >berrykevin321@gmaill.com
> >github.com/jdoes
> >
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