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Hi David,
1) Yes, I have used the pdf documentation from time to time, but don't often have need to. 
Normally, only if I have a problem, which might occur when I'm trying something new and unfamiliar; 
but most of the time I am just using LO for the old and familiar! My first action in such a case 
would be to check the menus; if I can't find what I need there, I try searching more widely. It's 
not always easy to find what I want in a large document, though; but it's definitely comforting to 
know it's there, in case, and it has at times been useful.
2) I might think of doing this -- BUT: I use LO mainly on a machine without internet connection, 
having downloaded elsewhere and ported on a memory stick or similar. I believe that the help needs 
to be downloaded separately from the application, and I don't always remember to download the help 
along with the application, so this method doesn't always work for me!
3) Some thoughts. The documents are long; there must be a way to rapidly identify and get to the 
appropriate section. If there are too many large graphics, it makes scrolling through the document 
an arduous process; graphics should be used only where they really clarify something in the text, 
and should not be larger than necessary to achieve such clarification. Ease of use should always 
trump prettiness. This is a comment about documentation in general; the above comments may already 
be addressed in LO doc, it's a long time since I've looked, and my memory's not too great!
4) Probably already answered in (3); if I think of anything to add, I'll reply again.
       From: dallen <>
 Sent: Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 17:58
 Subject: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice's documentation (pdf and online)
Hi All,

  I'm an experienced Technical Writer beginning work on LibreOffice's
documentation, but I have some questions for LibreOffice users:

  1) Does anyone EVER look at the pdf documentation? If not, why not?
  2) Does anyone EVER click the F1 key for help? If not, why not?
  3) Do you see any overall issues concerning the documentation?
  4) If the presentation of the documentation were to change to make it
more useful, what would it look like?

Thanks for anyone's help.


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