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2010-11-13 21:17, Alan C. Baird a écrit:
Proposal for significantly enlarging LibreOffice's user base with Screenwright(R) [...]

13 Nov 2010 23:38:06 Marc Paré wrote:
Have you installed the template on the latest LibO version?

No. I think we're all hoping LO will be compatible with OOo. If it's not, I will make adjustments 
when the final production version is released.

some users were asking for a short primer on how to use the template. Is there one available?

Yes, it's inside the template itself. Screenwriting is not rocket science, but out of 100K 
downloads, a dummy or two will always show up. ;-)

I also notice your facebook site ( has an "Instructions for 
dummies?" but there is really no instructions there.

It was a question posted by one of them. ;-) I answered her question, and she's fine. But thanks 
for pointing out that discussion thread. Another one showed up, so I just answered his question.

Also, could you test the upload of your template into our Drupal repository?

No. It would be a duplicate effort, at this point. And OOo has already forced me to duplicate these 
formatters, from the Extensions site to their relatively-new Templates site. Idiotic web 

Thanks for your kind comments, BTW!

Are you the organizer in charge of LO Marketing? I'd like to have a private discussion with whoever 
is running the show, someone with a LO or DF email address. My email address is at the top of this 

My thought is that creators should create, and organizers should organize, and that we should talk 
to each other directly. Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz told me a while back that he was 
interested in Screenwright(R), but then he became distracted. I think that was when Ellison started 
breathing down his neck. ;-)

13 Nov 2010 20:46:05 Andy Brown wrote:
I personally do not feel that adding another extension to the, already bloated download, is going 
to help anyone.

Bloated? Heh. Someone should have thought of that, about 70 Megs ago. ;-) If a user has low 
bandwidth, and is spending seven or eight hours downloading a 137Meg program, an extra 30 seconds 
or so to download another 17K is not going to make any difference at all. I used to have dialup, 
and developed some simple download instructions based on that lengthy process. In fact, those 

are still more user-friendly than OOo's (mine tell where/how to use the MD5 checksum). I'll donate 
them to LibreOffice, too.

And thanks for your kind comments!

14 Nov 2010 11:02:08 Dave Johnson wrote:
i am all fir it.

Thanks, Dave. Succinct. I like that. ;-)

14 Nov 2010 11:34:10 Frank Esposito wrote:
LO screenplay should really be either a separate extension

It is.

or a completely new project

Go for it. ;-)

it is a great idea.


-Alan C. Baird
Creator of the award-winning Screenwright(R) formatter:

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