Help keep the Calc guide up to date

The Documentation Team Meeting will

take place in May 10th at 17:00 CET

The Calc module of LibreOffice is one of its most complex and extensive applications and one of the most in-demand for documentation, as our measurements of the documentation website clearly show.

Documentation website daily visits over time, since January 1st, 2017.

The latest published Calc Guide is connected to LibreOffice release 4.1. The gap between this guide and the most recent Calc developments has widen and the current publication is outdated.

Book

Unique downloads

Downloads

All guides

11476

12347

CG41-CalcGuideLO.pdf

913

969

BH40-BaseHandbook.pdf

711

793

WG42-WriterGuideLO.pdf

697

760

GS52-GettingStartedLO.pdf

517

542

DG43-DrawGuide.pdf

398

425

MG44-MathGuide.pdf

329

337

IG42-ImpressGuide.pdf

305

319

It is clear that the six-month time release of LibreOffice is very fast and poses a challenge to all guide authors. Documenting and writing books will never slow the pace of development, but must adapt to follow the pace.

So action is necessary to update the guide, but we must go ahead and plan for the future releases.

We want to think about a flexible workflow, to think about contents instead of formatting, to ease authoring process, to gather more authors and contributions.

The documentation team (DT) is resuming its periodic meeting to talk about documentation issues, on Wednesday May 10th at 17:00 Berlin time (CET). All community members are invited and we will minute our discussions in the doc pad at https://pad.documentfoundation.org/p/documentation which will contains a preliminary agenda and the connection links for the meeting.

Helping out with documentation is a great way to get involved in open source. You can build up valuable experience working with a community, and it could pave the way for a technical writing career in the future.

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