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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Templating Teams


On Tue, 2010-11-02 at 13:43 -0400, Marc Paré wrote:
> I was just wondering if there was ever in OOo talk of organising
> "Templating Teams"?
>
> This was touched on in another thread. The idea would be to have an
> official LibO Templating Team where the teams' only task would be to
> come up with different templates for various categories. The members
> would be picked according to their expertise in these categories.
>
> For example, I am an expert in 14th-19th century keyboard
> reconstruction. Some of my regular jobs is to order specific wire for
> strings. As I order from one individual in the UK on a regular basis, I
> would join the template team and be in charged of the "Period Keyboard
> Restoration" category and build templates according to the needs in this
> category.
>
> Another example, which has been discussed, is a "Religions ->
> Evangelical" category, where the person responsible for this section
> would be in charge of templating various forms that done regularly by
> church admins, church music directors, chruch ministers etc.
>
> If we were to setup a Templating Team group and published a large
> variety of templates, then the LibO suite would become more valuable as
> an Office suite for everyone.

Hi Marc,

Great idea - not sure we need a team, per se, but a place to collect
these would be of great help, IMO.

I would be bold enough to turn this email around and challenge you to
help lead this by putting together a short presentation on LibreOffice /
ODF / FOSS as if you where to deliver this to a small group, say at a
lunch time presentation to the IT team of a small public school system
in CA, as this I believe is your personal perspective. To be clear I'm
not speaking of a template specifically, rather it is the content, write
a 15 minute presentation.

I would not be so bold without willingness to also help - IMO a great
presentation to have as a shared resource would be one going over the
pre-LibreOffice history of the applications. Specifically I'm thinking
of taking the wiki page from OOo that covers the first 10 years and
using that as the basis for this, 4-6, page presentation "Roots - The
Story of LibreOffice" or some such. It can be an ice breaker for small
meetup groups, or the first 3 pages to presentations by others.

So, what do you say - shall we get the first 2 shared presentations into
the LibreOffice Presentation Library...

Drew
>
> We would not have to find "templating specialists" but in most cases, we
> could all make an effort to convince people who are active in a
> particular domain and has a central administering role in making an
> organisation work. These people would be the most likely people to make
> use of repetitive chores/documents. We could then organise a "templating
> mentoring programme" where members could get help in learning on how to
> template as well as on-hands help in template construction.
>
> What do you think?
>
> BTW, I do have a person who may be interested in creating some templates
> for Evangelical church routines. She just needs a little more convincing
> as she is too busy filling out forms that she does on a weekly
> repetitive basis.
>
>
> Cheers
>
> Marc
>
>



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