Image only documentation
tekelsey at gmail.com
tekelsey at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 09:06:42 EST 2007
anne, on image usage, suggest asking a friend to make an image only view of documentation as test (by stripping out text) and putting it on a wiki page, and scanning weekly or daily. Then they build captions.
I used to write books by taking screenshots, then writing captions, then writing concepts and reference material.
From: SJ Klein <sj at laptop.org>
Subj: Re: progress: OLPC Wiki page to Author-it
Date: Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:19 am
To: Anne Gentle <annegentle at gmail.com>
cc: tekelsey at gmail.com
We can post a question to the general localization list about turnaround
for styling of such a manual (also of the stuffer sheets), both of which
need localization as well.
As for the battery power... I'll test this on a new sytsem to confirm.
We've been working on this, and it should be up above 4 hrs; but I wanted
to give an answer from my own experience with B4s and now power-mgmt.
I'll try to give specific pointers on where to substitute images for
words... it makes me actually read help pages ;-) and hopefully kids will
be no different.
On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Anne Gentle wrote:
> It's very exciting to think we can submit our text for pro design team
> layout. What date should I shoot for finalizing the wiki page? Will
> they want Word or will the Wiki suffice? Also, I'm willing to clean up
> the screenshots (making them more consistently cropped and sizing)
> plus take more screenshots if the design team wants. I can emulate the
> XO environment quite successfully.
> Until you tell me I have a hard and fast deadline, I'm continuing work
> in the wiki page, culling more info for the simplified user guide from
> the Q&A page. SJ, thanks for answering those questions, such as the
> one about the 3 hours of battery power. Based on the number of
> questions about basic hardware I've added a new section called
> "Understanding XO Hardware" and also added more info about shortcut
> keys based on the Sugar page you sent, Todd.
> I am also skilled at trimming words when needed, so if the design team
> would want help with fewer words I have experience doing that as well.
> On Nov 13, 2007 12:23 AM, SJ Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Thank you, Anne. I agree about making the wiki the ultimate source.
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