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From Natasha Selvey <nysel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal 2: Writer draft outline
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:07:06 GMT
On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Ricardo Berlasso <rgb.mldc@gmail.com>wrote:

> 2013/7/18 Natasha Selvey <nyselvey@gmail.com>
>
> > Here is my second round of proposed changes.
> >
> > I think we should move Tables, Images and OLE objects, Frames, Sections
> and
> > Autotext out of the first section "Getting to know Writer", leaving
> > "Getting to know Writer" with the upfront basics and later moving on to
> > these topics.
> >
> > Tables and Images would get their own pages.
> >
> > Frames and Sections go into a page for "Formatting pages".
> >
> > Autotext goes into the current "Working with text" page.
> >
> > Current outline:
> >
> >    1. Getting to know Writer
> >       1. Writer's User Interface
> >       2. Writer's Sidebar
> >       3. Tables (move to its own page - expand on information)
> >       4. Images and OLE Objects (move to its own page - expand on
> >       information)
> >       5. Frames (move to new page - "Formatting pages")
> >       6. Sections (move to new page - "Formatting pages")
> >       7. Autotext (move to "Working with text")
> >    2. Working with Text
> >       1. Numbered list and bullets
> >
> > Proposed outline:
> >
> >    1. Getting to know Writer
> >       1. Writer's User Interface
> >       2. Writer's Sidebar
> >    2. Working with Text
> >       1. Numbered list and bullets
> >       2. Autotext
> >    3. Formatting Pages
> >       1. Frames
> >       2. Sections
> >    4. Tables
> >    5. Images and OLE Objects
> >
> > Please send me your concerns or an okay to move forward. Thanks.
> >
>
> Sounds good for me! You are doing a really great job here!
>
> Just a "conceptual" point: frames and sections are not about formatting
> pages, but about filling them with well defined "blocks of content" that
> are in a sense separated and somewhat independent from the rest of the
> document. In fact, the only way to give format to pages is using page
> styles and page breaks.
>
> I agree that grouping frames and sections is a good idea but I'm not sure
> which is the best label to group them: IMO "formatting pages" is not really
> appropriate... "Content containers" came to my mind, but I must admit that
> it is maybe a bit confusing for a title. Perhaps something on this line?
>
>
>
Thanks for the input. I think I understand what you are saying. Perhaps
frames and sections are not about "formatting pages" but creating a layout?
Would it make more sense to group frames and sections as "Creating page
layout"? Or is this just another way of saying "formatting"?

Natasha Selvey

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