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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Strange phrase on download page: "with other users"
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:54:55 GMT
On 19 August 2013 19:27, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
> Am 08/19/2013 12:42 PM, schrieb Rory O'Farrell:
>
>> On Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:16:34 +0100
>> sebb<sebbaz@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>
>>> There are two sentences on the download page which read very oddly to me:
>>>
>>> 1) Extend your Apache OpenOffice functionality with a large and
>>> growing library of extensions and dictionaries with other users.
>>>
>>> 2) Extend your Apache OpenOffice creativity with a large and growing
>>> library of templates with other users.
>>>
>>> I don't understand the phrase "with other users".
>>> Well, obviously I understand the words, but they don't make sense to
>>> me in that context.
>>>
>>> Can anyone enlighten me what the phrase is intended to mean here?
>
>
> I idea behind this wording is to express the bi-directional way:
>
> a) You can download extensions/templates from other users and use them in
> your OpenOffice.

Yes, it now says that explicitly.

> b) But you can also create own extensions/templates and upload them to share
> with other users.

I think that is implicit in the above.

But others may think otherwise?

> Of course I don't know if this is good English language. However, it seems
> you have already changed the wording. ;-) I hope it's still fitting,
> otherwise you can change it.

> Marcus
>
>
>
>
>>> If the phrase were dropped entirely, the sentences would make sense to
>>> me.
>>>
>> In both cases, if the "with" is replaced by "from" the phrases make sense.
>
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