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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Organizing future discussions
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:26:36 GMT
2013/1/4 Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>

> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM, RGB ES <rgb.mldc@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello, list
> >
> > Maybe we can start to discuss how the documentation for AOO 4 will be
> > organized, going on with a long discussion we had on the dev mailing
> > list(1).
> >
> > IMO, there are three main topics that needs to be addressed:
> >
> > * Bundled help: As previously mentioned on this list by Pedro Giffuni,
> the
> > online help system is really useful but it needs a lot of love. I have no
> > idea how those help pages are build... If someone on the list know how
> all
> > this work (how new pages are created, how existing ones are modified...)
> > please start a new thread with some pointers.
> >
> > * Web help: Build a full documentation on the wiki that can be used as
> > reference for any documentation effort. As I mentioned on the DEV list,
> on
> > the ES wiki we started an experiment(2), and based on this I wrote a
> > "proposed TOC" draft(3).
> >
> > * Books, either printed or as distributable PDFs. Content for this can be
> > worked from the previous point, but we need to define templates, for
> > example.
> >
>
> Wikipedia has the ability to export MWiki pages to ODF format.  It is
> part of their "Book creator" feature.  (They can also export to PDF).
> Would something like help?  Or do we need more control over layout and
> formatting?
>

That depends on how the odt document is created: if styles are used, there
is no problem, just a bit of work to redefine the styles and everything
will be OK. Maybe cross references between pages could be a bit
problematic... but nothing that a good search&replace cannot sort, IMO.

Regards
Ricardo


>
> -Rob
>
>
> > Anything else?
> >
> > (1) http://markmail.org/message/tnxe66xxmad6njhq
> > (2) http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/ES/Manuales/GuiaAOO
> > (3)
> >
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Details+on+Scenario+3#DetailsonScenario3-ProposedTOC
> >
> > Regards
> > Ricardo
>

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