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On 07/09/14 18:29, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi )
The Documentation Team needs people to help update the Base Handbook.

Two people, Hazel and Alan, have worked very hard to get the translations
done.  Now it needs;
1.  Proof-readers who maybe have no idea about how to use Base, in order to
help de-geekify it.
2.  People who understand Base well enough to follow through the written
instructions.  This reviewing process is to make sure that the instructions
really do show exactly what normal readers would experience if they tried
to work through the guide.
3.  People who are on non-Windows platforms, preferably Linux, who are able
to take screen-shots.

For 1 there are people who could help people to do the proof-reading.
Proof-reading kinda needs to be done by people who can bring a fresh
perspective, ie that weren't involved in doing the translations and wont be
involved in the reviewing.  Inevitably there is some overlap though!

For 3 there is a guide to help ensure screen-shots are consistent within
the guide and consistent with other guides.  It's mostly about theming but
also about resolution and sizes.

It has been a tough challenge getting this far because the last handbook
was for several branch's ago.  So changes that happened in 4.0.x then had
to be modified due to more changes in the 4.1.x.  The current work
consolidates on the 4.2.x branch.  This should give a good solid foundation
from which it'll be easier to produce the next handbook.  The Docs Team
will probably skip the 4.3.x branch and go straight to the 4.4.x when that
appears in a few months time.

Joining the Documentation Team, to work on the Guides or Handbook, involves
a registration process for the ODFAuthors website.  Sometimes there is a
shortage of people able to do that for you so please bear with them if you
join.  Just joining their mailing list is a good start

A quick email to say hi and request a login for ODFAuthors is a good way to
start.  They like to know if you have previous experience working with
documentation in other projects or elsewhere but please keep it brief, it's
just to give them a hint.  Also let them know if there are specific things
you might like to be involved with or things you would like to avoid.  Note
that complete noobs can be extremely valuable because we are often able to
help degeekify things.

Regards from
Tom  :)

I have had a number of years experience in data base design and user documentation, mainly on Oracle installations, but also on MS Access. I have also been involved in programming NMC and documenting the process of setting up programs for non computer people. I have been working with computers since 1958 and have had to document a number of different applications. I have also written about 30 scientific research papers.

If you think I can contribute please let me know.


Peter Goggin

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