Releasing Help.jooml.org as a PDF book format will be very helpful.....

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Post by bluesaze » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:42 am

Hello I was going through http://help.joomla.org/ It will be veryhelpful if you guys could release it as a pdf book download with chapters as bookmarks ..... I see that some of the help sections are not yet complete but thats ok ....... Every month you guys could release a new version of the helpbook.You could use the versioning pattern like we are doing for joomla ........this will be darn helpful ..... there are a number of free pdf convertors so it should not be a problem
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Post by stingrey » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:02 am

The Doc Team will eventually move in this direction, but right now there primary task is completing the Documentation.
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Post by bluesaze » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:16 am

Ok thats nice ........ didnt know they were planning it already .....
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Post by Michelle Bisson » Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:23 am

The Doc Team will eventually move in this direction, but right now there primary task is completing the Documentation.
Yes!!!

I would be interested if there is a volunteer who could help create the pdf file.

What would be involved would be to copy the content into a word processing software and convert to pdf.

This I would like to be done weekly.  Before volunteering for this, please make sure that you are available weekly for this.  I may even look at two volunteers to work together.

Thanks!  Please post in the "Volunteer" thread.  http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,435.0.html
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Post by alwarren » Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:12 am

Personally I detest pdf docs. Old clunker here and the newer reader is a hog and slower than Christmas.
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Post by Michelle Bisson » Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:57 pm

alwarren

If and/or when we do have a the pdf version, it is to meet the needs of "some" who want an offline version to read and print. It will not be a replacement for the online help site version.
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Post by deleted user » Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:36 pm

As much as I like PDFs (sorry Al, we're all different!) to me the major benefit of online documentation is that anything can be changed, added to or corrected at any time and you always know you're reading at the latest version.

I'm not sure a PDF is right for this situation. For specific tutorials which, once agreed, are unlikely to change for some time, certainly.

I have Adobe Acobat Professional and the Distiller so perhaps this is something I could help with when needed.

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Post by Michelle Bisson » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:31 am

Thanks Lester!

This would be about 3/week committement.  If you are still interested, please contact me in a few weeks.  There are some more urgent things that I have to coordinate.  If others are interested, there could be a couple of people working together for this.

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Post by ravy » Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:55 am

Michelle,

I am willing to help convert docs into PDF format on a regular basis.

Please let me know when I could get started.

In what format do you currently have ( in what format will I get ? )

To start with, please send me sample docs.

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Post by Michelle Bisson » Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:19 am

Ravy,

Thank you for your interest! 

Please read:
Do you want to help out?
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,429.0.html

And then respond on the Volunteer Thread.
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,435.0.html

I am trying to get the list of volunteers all in one thread. 

After you respond to the "Do you want to help out?" thread,
I will get back to you.

Thank you!!!
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Post by dwgarrett » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:57 pm

I also loathe pdf's for numerous reasons, but if you must a good way may be to maintain a master in html, which can be opened periodically with minimum fiddling in Word to get pagination etc, then printed to pdf. I'd be interested in the Word.doc...

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Post by Michelle Bisson » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:03 am

If we had one or two to work on a pdf version, we would have it. 

So any volunteers!!! Please let me know.

Thanks!
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