Many thanks gentlemen, acknak
First I tend to agree with you completely even though you are apparently in favour of the opposite to what I outlined.
Well as the guru said 'it depends on what you mean by' when someone asked what colour is the best colour.
In our case we do something tangible.... we write and try and pass on information processed by us to be as chewable as the subject allows to others. This then raises the question of who are the others?
I'll need to illustrate with an example. I was an analogue designer in radio through microwave frequency goodies. Then I decided to see how the other half lived , the software clique.
Well said simply I found a new universe wrapped in undescriptive unhelpful geek-speak.
If you are just starting, and have a few years to spare maybe unavoidable, even interesting to aspiring geeks.
I looked at the global wealth of information and weeded out mountains of chaff to get to the bare bones, which in the end I found that even an idiot like myself could understand. I learned .
Next step was repay my debt to the unsung philanthropists ( including your goodselves) on the net who give hours of time and work to help out not only me but the thirsty, the poor and the penniless.
So I wrote a tutorial, a large article on assembly programming of uControllers for beginners.http://www.piclist.com/tecHREF/piclist/ ... /index.htm
This is a large article or a small book and I stood back and looked at in pride. Then I realised that maybe there were more polished ways of presenting information.
If you care to look at it , no doubt it is practical, however, sadly also a bit geekish , when my goal was the opposite,make assembly programming attractive to most people interested in computers.
In a nutshell a bit too fast, drawings and photos very badly presented..., looked garish when printed, with photos chopped at page ends, paragraph headers on one page, the content on the following and more...
That was my page layout point, the same information can be made much more digestible almost always with a little bit of effort. JohnV
Please be patient I'm very much new to Writer and still trying to master the basic, very basic text shuffling and manipulation rules.
Don't laugh too much, but I was really stumped when importing text and then trying to reformat the words into blocks of readable stuff, I found that I didn't manage to Start the next sentence on the following line , there was always a blank line when I pressed enter.
The help file doesn't say anything (that I could find) Like
New paragraph press enter
New sentence uppercase+enter
Newe Page Control +enter
Once you know what keys to press ,really neat, but I think the help file needs a special section for beginners on those basic basic keys... later it is so so obvious.... but why be a masochist if there is a special dummy part of the help file?
Many Many thanks for the help, I'm definitely moving up the ladder, slowly, but going up.