Spacing Guide release

Regarding updating guides for minor releases, I do not agree with focusing
exclusively on things in the Release Notes. I am finding some differences
between Writer v7.0 and 7.1 that I consider important for users but are too
minor for the release notes.

I do agree that in most cases only one reviewer is enough.


The pace of software updates is quicker than updating user guides. User guides have to be checked against the software make sure there is no glaring omissions in the user guide.

The release notes for each software release should be more comprehensive. This would make it easier for LO users to cross refer between release notes and the latest edition of the user guide.

User guides should only have a major update when there is a major update to LO software. Question is — what is a major update to LO software???

Peter Schofield
Technical Writer, LO Documentation Team

Hello Peter and Jean,

I was reading Jean's comment on the issue, and it's quite worrisome that
some dialogs change and we need to keep looking at each one to find, it's
Maybe we can work together with the other teams (UX Team? or QA?) in order
to encourage them to give us at least some kind of list of what dialogs
have been altered. What do you think?

Best regards,
Felipe Viggiano

Hello Felipe
I agree with you that the different teams work closer together. I do find that the release notes do not give enough information when updating. I am finding what has changed by test working in the Impress and Draw modules.

Peter Schofield
Technical Writer, LO Documentation Team