Since we'll be using the Inkscape manual on FM as the actual manual,
I've set up most of the chapters listed below in it. I have yet to
arrange them (though I have a pretty good idea of how to arrange them in
several main sections - however, if you want to do it before me, go ahead).
I changed a few names, but need to look into some (like whether to call
the "effects" chapters "blah blah Effects").
I have a suggestion also that we stick to the stable version for this
manual. After it's complete, then we can add any further development
info in an "under development" section or something, and include it at
the next release - any thoughts?
I've left the old chapters in because I believe there's some usable
content in some of them. If you transfer content to one of the new
chapters, please delete the old (or if you know it's not useful to us).
Same with the Inkscape Basic manual - we should move over any useful
Sorry to do a half-job, but it's what I had time for. It's late.
I think it's time to speak about our futur work to made on booksprint. It's
better arrived and know a little about what exactly we will do.
We know, it's for write an english manual of user for Inkscape.
If we can write a french manual, too, it's an side effect positiv, but it's
not more my goal.
After, i can translate it.
Fist of all, i thought we have already a TOC.
But with my little experience of author, i think this TOC, (very good also)
Floss Manual advice :
* only use one Heading One (h1) for the chapter, at the top of the page
(and other : * bold technical terms when first used
* explain every step, and include clear screen shots for every step
* explain all jargon 'inline'
* make no references to chapters before or after )
Google need : 40 chapters
One H1 for chapter => other organisation of the TOC.
Actually our official TOC have Part, H1, H2, H3....
Furthemore i have see, with the same content, the organization change for each
What it make for me a little confusion is :
The main goal is write a paper book or an online manual ?
For me the way to write change a little... Less details on online manual.
Short strings and not attention to construct a linear read. Clic in internet
is the king. Etc.
Print manual : organization of the chapter one after one ; why not creat quick
box (like "Be carful", or "HotKeys most used" etc ; I don't know
paper editor love them. Maye it was for a good things. Etc.
Paper book or online manual, we can organize the same TOC, the same of the
kind of organization about our chapter.
Here my proposal of a TOC. Be careful it was not "in order" (french
expression). It's a Twiki, so we don't care if we don't do chapter in order.
* = chapter
* Interface and vocabulary
* Rectangle tool
* Circle tool
* Star tool
* 3Dbox tol
* Pen tool
* Bezier tool
* Calligraphic tool
* Trace bitmap
* Menu Path
* Text tool
* Gris, Guides, Snapping
* Ikscape and Wikimedia
* Color and Style
* Tile Clone
* Spiral tool
* Node tool
* Selector tool
* Gradient tool
* Eraser tool
* Align and Distribute
* Personnaliser son Inkscape
* Propriétés du document
* Effects - color
* Effects - rendu
* Effects - Modifier le chemin
* Effects - Image Raster
* Effects - Visualisation du chemin
* Effets - Générer chemin
* Effects - Générer modèle
* Effects - Images
Proposition of organization for each chapter :
* Chapter example of one tool
Introduction (why to use, purpose of this functionnality)
How to use
Other example :
* Color and Style
How to use
Creat his own markers
etc. I have already think in each organization of each chapter. But this mail
is very long.
I can develop more after yours comments.