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From Ricardo Berlasso <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal 2: Writer draft outline
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:50:04 GMT
2013/7/18 Natasha Selvey <nyselvey@gmail.com>

> 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"?
>

As I see it, layout is related with formatting. The main point is that
both, sections and frames can be "pushed" to different pages so they do not
belong to any page. In a sense, sections and frames set "boundaries" for
blocks of content, but those blocks can be moved, so what about

"Bounding" Content: Frames and Sections

or

"Enclosing" Content: Frames and Sections

I think this (or something similar, my English is limited) gives the idea
of how both elements work: they enclose arbitrary content on definite
limits. One (sections) with the possibility to expand on top of several
pages, the other (frames) living only on one page.

What do you think?

Regards
Ricardo



>
> Natasha Selvey
>

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