Documentation Team Meeting Minutes November 11th 2021 at 18:00 UTC.

Documentation Team Meeting Minutes November 11th 2021 at 18:00 UTC.

Presents: Steve, Olivier


TDF Jitsi

Completed items:

Pending items:
AI: Join_The_Doc_Team.odp
     + Will review and enhance it (Dave)
AI: Consider a video (3 min) introducing doc team and doc tasks (OH)
AI: Give Moodle credentials to Mitchell

Activities (recap)
     Not started
     + Base Guide update
     + Math Guide update
     Ongoing work
     Review draft Calc Guide chapters
     Review draft Draw / Impress chapters
     Review Calc function wiki pages
     Address problems with Help (Olivier)


Topics and Discussion:
* Guides: Time to update the BASE Guide?
      + After the Calc guide is published (SF)
      + Steve raises hand!

* Clean Direct Formatting
      + What tool to use for cleaning direct formatting? (SF)
      + I had my own macro: (OH)

Sub CleanDF
rem Simple script to clean direct formatting of paragraphs.
rem Note: it does not clean paragraphs in tables or frames
rem -------------------------------------------------------------------
rem define variables
     dim document as Object
     dim dispatcher as Object
     oParEnum = Thiscomponent.Text.createEnumeration()
     document = ThisComponent.CurrentController.Frame
     dispatcher = createUnoService("")
     dispatcher.executeDispatch(document, ".uno:GoToStartOfDoc", "", 0, Array())
     Do While oParEnum.hasMoreElements()
        oPar = oParEnum.nextElement()
        If oPar.supportsService("") Then
           dispatcher.executeDispatch(document, ".uno:GoToStartOfLine", "", 0, Array())
           dispatcher.executeDispatch(document, ".uno:EndOfParaSel", "", 0, Array())
           dispatcher.executeDispatch(document, ".uno:ResetAttributes", "", 0, Array())
           dispatcher.executeDispatch(document, ".uno:GoToNextPara", "", 0, Array())
        End If
     msgbox "Done cleaning"
End Sub
rem -------------------------------------------------------------------

      + Food for thought on preparing chapter for publication
         + create an extension with macros for
          - clean direct formatting
          - clean bulleted and number list
          - sanity check of styles: detect non-official styles
              + add comment where it exist, prompt user...
          - extension can add a toolbar or submenu for ease of use
              + can also be part of chapter template

* Template changer:

LibreOffice Documentation/English/Contributor Resources/Other Resources/

* Calc Functions Wiki
      + MAny functions ready for translation
      + Call communities to work on translations
      + good starting point for community members on translation
      + Check with Ilmari is everything is OK to announce.

Meeting ajourned
Next meeting : *THURSDAY* November 25th 2021 at 18:00 UTC.

Hello Olivier

I have started updating the Draw chapters to LO 7.2. This should not take too long as it looks like there is minimal changes between 7.1 snd 7.2. Then it will be attempting a rewrite of Master Documents in the Writer Guide for LO 7.3 as I do fell this chapter needs it to make it easier to understand.

Peter Schofield
Technical Writer, LO Documentation Team

Hello Peter

The book covers are ready in the folder /Contributor Resources/Cover7.2/Draw/