Meeting Minutes of the documentation team 5/29/2019

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Meeting Minutes of the documentation team 5/29/2019

Wednesday May 29th 2019, at 18:00 UTC

Presents: Drew Jensen, Dave Barton, Cathy Crumbley, LibreOfficiant,
Olivier Hallot, Caroline

Fall back chat:

Telegram group

TDF Jitsi room

Agenda + Discussion

+ Contributors guide:
    + Quite old (Dave)
    + Need rewrite, update on terminology (Dave)
    + Consistency is important (all)
    + Use the cloud nature of the tool and update directly / add
comments (Drew)
    + Comments are hard to use/see in NextCloud (Dave)
    + Move Contributor Guide to wiki (Consensus)

+ Chart Chapter
    + buggy !!! (Cathy)
    + so many different directions on how to do
        + Guide: whe should go for menus (?)
            + menus has everithing (Dave)
        + several methods to describe (Cathy)
        + Menus and notebook bars, worsen things (drew)
        + The side bar is always the same (drew)
        + Sidebar is partial (drew)

+ References to toolbars icons shold be de-emphasized
    + icon theme issues
    + hard to insert icon in text
    + breaks paragraph layout smoothness
    + depends on toobar customization
    + Mention toolbar with no icon specific
    + mention context menu
        + Context menu is a set of commands available to the selected

+ Graphics:
    + Drawings in Draw are objects when embedded in Writer
    + Convert OLE object into image
        + Use PNG format. JPEG has quality trade-off.

+ Inserting images
    + frame resizing issue (dave)

Warm Welcome to Caroline:
"hi team - I am a professional Tech Writer in the USA with 5 years of
Tech Writing experience & 20 years of business experience - I do
this OL volunteer stuff on the side (part-time) - a lot of the same
issues happen in the corporate world as we discuss in this forum - big
fan of the database tool as I loathe Access - have a happy healthy week"

Next meeting Wednesday June 12th 2019, at 18:00 UTC
Olivier Hallot
LibreOffice Documentation Coordinator
Comunidade LibreOffice
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - Local Time: UTC-03:00

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