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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Discuss]Call for volunteers [Was: Re: Starting to build the user guide]
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:14:32 GMT
2013/1/28 Amber C. Lee <hccgoblue@gmail.com>

> Hello everyone,
>
> I've been trolling for a short while, so I thought I'd add my skills to the
> pile:
>
> I work as resource coordinator/ educational program design (not
> programming). My strengths are technical writing, documentation and
> editing. I wouldn't consider myself a power user of the software, but I
> will glady review any documents for structure, grammar, spelling, etc,
> needed.
>

Yes, please! For sure my English needs to be reviewed!

Regards
Ricardo



>
> Thank you for the opportunity.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Amber Lee
>
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 6:41 AM, Rakesh Thakoordyal <rakesh411@rogers.com
> >wrote:
>
> > Thanks - it looks like there are some issues on the backend when trying
> to
> > create an account - I'll try again later.
> >
> > Rakesh T.
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >  From: Keith N. McKenna <keith.mckenna@comcast.net>
> > To: doc@openoffice.apache.org
> > Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 3:20:50 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Discuss]Call for volunteers [Was: Re: Starting to build the
> > user guide]
> >
> > Rakesh Thakoordyal wrote:
> > > I'd like to take part in this project.  I'm lightly familiar with
> > > Calc and have been using Writer as my main word processor for the
> > > last few months (used to be Word).  I also wouldn't mind helping to
> > > write documentation for the other products, would just need time to
> > > familiarize myself with them.
> > >
> > >
> > > I know that there is documentation for Version 3.3 already so would
> > > this involve updating those docs for a newer version or is this a
> > > complete re-write?
> > >
> > > Rakesh T.
> >
> > Rakesh;
> >
> > Due to licensing constraints on the 3.3 and earlier documentation the
> > 4.0 documentation is being done as a complete re-write on the the mwiki
> > under ALV2 license. To see the current stage of the drafts go
> > http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide and take a look
> > at them. Anyone can read the wiki anonymously; however if you want to
> > edit pages you need an account. To create one click the "create account"
> > in the top left corner of the page and fill in the form and submit it. I
> > believe we are still enforcing a 4 day wait period after the account is
> > created before being able to edit anything as an anti-spam measure.
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards
> > Keith.
> > >
> > > ________________________________ From: Keith N. McKenna
> > > <keith.mckenna@comcast.net> To:
> > > doc@openoffice.apache.org Sent: Sunday,
> > > January 27, 2013 1:50:20 PM Subject: Re: [Discuss]Call for volunteers
> > > [Was: Re: Starting to build the user guide]
> > >
> > > RGB ES wrote:
> > >> 2013/1/21 Rob Weir
> > >> <robweir@apache.org>
> > >>
> > >>> <snip>
> > >>>
> > >>> Do we want to have a "call for volunteers" soon?  Or do you want
> > >>> to make more progress first?
> > >>>
> > >>> -Rob
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Today I'm at just four pages to end the first bare-bones draft for
> > >> the Writer guide. Beside the fact that I can also write the draft
> > >> for a Math guide I think it is time to think about a call for
> > >> people that can fill the holes on what I wrote, check my clumsy
> > >> grammar and start writing on those topic I cannot write (Calc,
> > >> Base, Impress, Draw, Asiatic/complex layout language settings and
> > >> macros).
> > >>
> > >> Maybe we can do the call on two steps, calling first on the forums
> > >> and users mailing list for people with experience on the program
> > >> (on the forums there are many experienced users) and only
> > >> afterwards make a more general call: to write a complete user guide
> > >> good will is not enough.
> > >>
> > >> What do you think?
> > >>
> > >> Regards Ricardo
> > >>
> > > I concur that we need to start doing a call for volunteers. A two
> > > step approach that you describe sounds like a good way to start. I
> > > have been going through the introduction sections making grammatical
> > > changes as best that I can, but though English is my native language,
> > > I am by no means a grammatical expert. We need to attract not only
> > > people who can write, but also people who can proof read and edit.
> > >
> > > I also agree with your earlier statement that we need to agree soon
> > > on an overall style so that editors and proof readers know what to
> > > edit against, as well as authors to use from the start.
> > >
> > > Regards Keith
> > >
> >
>

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