Additions to office.xml

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at
Thu Feb 8 10:24:54 UTC 2007

On Feb 8, 2007, at 3:47 AM, Matthew East wrote:
> ...
> On Tue, February 6, 2007 10:22 am, Phil Bull wrote:
> ...
>> I'm looking to create the following if they're not already in there, 
>> so I'd like to find out which topic to put each of them in:
>>  * Backing-up
> I'd suggest this should be part of the keeping-safe topic.


>>  * Science and education packages
> No idea. Maybe mpt has some ideas.

I think these aren't really relevant to help on the OS-in-general, not 
least because they aren't installed by default. The help is not a 
software catalogue; that role is much better filled by Add/Remove 
Applications. (The only time I think we should mention specific 
packages is where you need to install them to get features that people 
would normally expect an OS to offer out-of-the-box.)

I see that Add/Remove Programs doesn't currently have a Science 
category, though -- maybe you could propose it.

>>  * Editing audio/video
>>  * Burning a CD/DVD
>>  * Making an audio CD
> These should all already exist under "Music, Video and Photos".
>> I know the last two are there, but they're both in a little section in
>> 'Music and Video'/'Music', when I think they should probably have
>> sections of their own.
> I think these are in the appropriate place, to be honest.
> ...

Perhaps Phil is referring to help on burning data CDs/DVDs, as opposed 
to music CDs or movie DVDs? The former I would put in the same category 
as help on using external hard disks, floppy disks, USB sticks, etc. In 
my original outline I called this category "Disks and devices". 
Possibly there would be room for it in "Documents, files, and folders" 
(which could become "Documents, disks, and devices"), but that would 
depend on how much that category was already crowded with 
file-management-related topics.

Matthew Paul Thomas

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