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From Joe <>
Subject Re: Documentation needs
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:47:34 GMT
Hi Patricia, 

I'm not sure if I should be following up on any of the bits and pieces below. 

I could go through the process of introducing myself and getting an account, but it also seems
like perhaps the group is inactive. 

I've looked at the wiki. The documents there are all pretty old. They may be ok, but they
were written for older versions of the software. I don't think I'm in a position to "coordinate
the work ". 



 Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:

>On 2/14/2017 10:40 PM, Jörg Schmidt wrote:
>> Hello,
>>> From: Patricia Shanahan []
>>> I'm sure our documentation needs work, and there is someone with
>>> writing, editing, and copyediting skills hoping to help. The
>>> doc@ list
>>> seems to be dead, except for one message posted this year.
>>> What would be the best way to get started on improving our website or
>>> documentation?
>> I think the easiest way is to use the wiki and coordinate the work. Start here:
>> Previously, much was coordinated by odf-autors:
>> At the moment, I do not know how to create an account in the Wiki, _maybe someone
else can help_?
>> Editing the web pages is done with cms, you have to have an account, which you get
when you are committer:
>> The German language documentation is _actively_ maintained by the team of the ProOO-Box,
>> (see also the site: but the documents
there are not up-to-date)
>Maybe one place to start on the English documentation would be to pick 
>up German changes, machine translate, and then polish the result, if the 
>licensing permits?
>> Perhaps one can say more precisely, documentation is not my particular workspace.
>I think the real problem is that currently documentation is not in 
>anybody's workspace. We have at least one volunteer who is interested, 
>but needs help getting started.
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