# 1: the user manuals in existence were developed by ODFAuthors, a third party organization. Nothing wrong with that, but the attempts to carry on the 3.3 manuals updating them to 3.4 died away several month ago. The reasons for that are many, but analyse them will not change the fact: nobody was working on freely available AOO user guides. Also, there are several planned changes on the UI being developed, the most important a side bar similar to the one available on Symphony (the changes are not merged yet, so they are not visible on the dev builds).
# 2: user manuals are just another way to help users, together with forums, mailing lists and all that. At least, we will have some urls to show when answering basic questions
Hagar Delest wrote:I'm wondering if the new user guide is to avoid the problem of the license and apply an ASF compatible one.
Yes and no. Even if an Apache licensed documentation is a plus, a third party user manual with a non Apache license was not the problem: the lack of an updated user guide was the real issue.
Right now, the documentation is being build on the wiki
, following a previously discussed structure. I wrote most of the content you'll find today so for sure there are several grammar errors, but there are users already correcting them.
There are two types of people: the ones that believe that there are two types of people and the ones that not.
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