[OLPC library] XO end-user doc status update

Samuel Klein sj at laptop.org
Tue Dec 4 14:51:18 EST 2007

Let's get back to this.  We're trying to freeze the interface strings for 
the next library release this weekend; and to stop adding any new content 
bundles or documents next Friday; that leaves a bit of time for refining
a beautiful manual.

I'd aim for two formats : pdf for everyone / for the web; and XO-html, to 
ship on the laptops : formatted to be comfortably readable in ebook-mode 
on the XO (with reasonable page breaks, looking decent in both portrait 
and landscape mode).


On Thu, 29 Nov 2007, Seth Woodworth wrote:

> Anne,
> My background is in Pre-press and Desktop Publishing software.  I would be
> more than happy to take the guide and make a print quality pdf out of it.
> Actually I volunteered a while back to do so and I never heard anything.
> Where would you like to start?
> Seth Woodworth
> On Nov 27, 2007 8:52 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Hello Anne,
>> Thanks for the update.   As for the photo license -- they are currently
>> under cc-by-sa 2.0 from Flickr.  Christina, your photos are still fab
>> after all these months -- please confirm that we can use them on our
>> cc-by wiki and in other docs.
>> A few other people have noticed very slow wiki response; while it has been
>> fine from within Boston; I wonder if our colo has had bad connectivity to
>> part of the country.
>>> I'm still seeking a page layout person with Word expertise to get a nice
>>> square manual that Lulu.com could easily print.
>> For the Author-it materials : let's make a PDF of what is there tomorrow,
>> and see how it looks.  I'll put you in touch with the group that does our
>> other layouts re: the layout.  And I have some online-safety materials to
>> share as well.  Teacher materials will be showing up in reports from the
>> field and in collections more rapidly as the first phase of trials ends.

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