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Re: [Libreoffice] [tdf-discuss] Re: EasyHack on EasyHacks


Karl-Heinz Gödderz wrote:
Am 29.03.2011 23:24, schrieb Norbert Thiebaud:
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Michael Meeks <michael.meeks@novell.com> wrote:
       I'd also like to hear from some of our new developers that liked that
page - again, on the dev list.

The easy hack page has hugely grown since I started. I guess that is a
good thing, but in my opinion it's current form is not very practical
nor inviting.

I think that grouping easy-hack by 'nature' and then by difficulty do
make sense. Difficulty is a very subjective measure,
and something that is a 'easy gui hack' for someone may be a daunting
task for someone else... when I was parsing this
list I would first look at the title, then the skill required and
_then_ the degree of difficulty announced - mostly to
verify my first impression based on the previous 2 items.
So, I do like the 'nature' oriented classification proposed, but maybe
we could keep a one line overview of each task with a link for a
dedicated page per task
That way, a given task can be expended with as much information as
needed without flooding the main page, including volunteer's progress
report, declaration of intent and/or
questions/answer section to clarify the task if need be.

That way the main page still give a global overview of all easy-hack,
but become much more readable...
If the task are limited, on the main page to a one-liner, then the ToC
doesn't have to be 3 pages long....

Norbert
Discuss is the only list that I am subscribed to, and I am not sure if this is the proper list for this, but I do have one idea for what might be called an easy hack, perhaps it is already there, I don't know. But here goes.

As we all know the spellcheck dictionary at least in the English version, to use English slang SUCKS! it is almost totally devoid of compound words and as such I feel that it makes a very bad impression on new users, and most particularly businesses and professional users. My idea is that a number of us users could perhaps send in our own personal dictionaries to which we have had to add thousands of compound words, and with a bit of editing these could be combined and added to the current woefully inadequate word list.

Another easy hack would be to add a little work to the default form of the Autocorrect function, things like to change monday to Monday. a few hours of such work to the Autocorrect could turn it into a fairly adequate grammar checker, or perhaps more accurately, grammar correcter. If these are already listed in easy hacks, someone please point me there, and if not, show me how to add them.
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