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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 ...

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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.
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Re: Information pack for new users pointing to manuals etc

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

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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.
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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?
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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.
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