Information pack for new users pointing to manuals etc

Let us know how we are doing -

Information pack for new users pointing to manuals etc

Postby John_Ha » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:14 am

It is so long since I joined that I cannot remember if this already happens.

If it is not already done, I think it would be a good idea to give joiners an "short information pack" of useful information when they sign up. It does not have to be much - say something like:

As a new user you will find much useful information in the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials, the up to date Writer guide and the OOo v3.3 Writer Manual. When a pop-up window opens, click the Help button for extensive help on that function - it is often more comprehensive than the manual.

Also, please always search the forum before posting a query as the same questions get asked again and again and again and again ...

Please also see Survival Guide for the forum
AOO 4.1.3, Windows 7 Home 64 bit

See the OOo v3.3 Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the up to date Writer guide for information. Click the Help button on a pop-up window for extensive help on that function.
John_Ha
Volunteer
 
Posts: 3831
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:51 pm
Location: UK

Re: Information pack for new users pointing to manuals etc

Postby acknak » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:38 pm

Good idea!

I believe new users get a link to the Survival Guide; if so, it should be possible to expand that, but I'm not sure where to make the change. I don't see it in the admin control panel.
AOO4/LO5 • Linux • Fedora 23
User avatar
acknak
Moderator
 
Posts: 22288
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:25 am
Location: USA:NJ:E3

Re: Information pack for new users pointing to manuals etc

Postby robleyd » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:26 am

Cheers
David
OpenOffice 4.1.3 - Slackware 14.2 - 64 bit
User avatar
robleyd
Volunteer
 
Posts: 589
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:47 am
Location: Murbko, Australia

Re: Information pack for new users pointing to manuals etc

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:35 am

acknak wrote:I believe new users get a link to the Survival Guide; if so, it should be possible to expand that, but I'm not sure where to make the change. I don't see it in the admin control panel.

I don't think so.

Perhaps a dedicated link in the Beginner section like the link to the Getting Started Guide for 3.x but pointing to a post in the forum that gives pointers to the new articles.
AOO 4.1.3 on Xubuntu 17.04, (Zesty Zapus) and on Windows 7 (with winPenPack port).
User avatar
Hagar Delest
Moderator
 
Posts: 27467
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:07 pm
Location: France

Re: Information pack for new users pointing to manuals etc

Postby acknak » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:05 pm

That should work, although I'm not sure how many people go looking inside the Beginner area.

Would it make sense to add a link to the "docs" post from the Survival Guide? Or maybe another item under the Survival Guide in the board index page?
AOO4/LO5 • Linux • Fedora 23
User avatar
acknak
Moderator
 
Posts: 22288
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:25 am
Location: USA:NJ:E3

Re: Information pack for new users pointing to manuals etc

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:12 pm

Sure, an additional post in the survival guide would do.
I very often move topics from the beginner section to the relevant section, that's why I think it's a good start also. But we can do both.
AOO 4.1.3 on Xubuntu 17.04, (Zesty Zapus) and on Windows 7 (with winPenPack port).
User avatar
Hagar Delest
Moderator
 
Posts: 27467
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:07 pm
Location: France


Return to Site Feedback

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests