by John & Melonie Curwood
I've just been working on the FM Inkscape manual (the chapter on working
with files), and under the Save Dialog section where there is talk about
file formats that can be used, I noticed that alot of them weren't
available on the dropdown list in the save file dialog. I was just
wondering why is that? as it could be quite confusing especially if
after reading the manual you wanted to save a drawing as an illustrator
SVG so it could be edited in Adobe Illustrator, but when you go to the
actual save dialog in Inkscape there isn't an option for Illustrator SVG.
Also I've observed that when a 'NOTE' has been added to a chapter
sometimes they are just plain text on a new paragraph while other times
they have had a border around the paragraph with a pale pink
background. I'm quite happy to give all notes a border and background
but I guess we need to set a standard so that we don't have mixed uses
and inconsistencies throughout the document.
Another thing I've seen is a number of comments specifically aimed at
Linux users and I think having a set style for any OS specific content
would be a good Idea.
I hope this doesn't sound like a moan because it's not, but while
editing the manual I have noticed a number of inconsistencies whose use
hasen't been mentioned in the Writing Guidlines so Before changing all
the formatting throughout the document I thought it would be a good idea
to establish guidlines for these situations. And it would be great if
anyone else has noticed any other situations where we need to establish
style guidlines that they mention it and we can establish consistent
styles for each of these situations.