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Post by Steve Jones on Wed May 26, 2010 11:34 pm



Hi All

I am just wondering if anyone has any ideas regarding the format for the Forum Instructions?

I normally use Word - can such a document with pictures be transformed to PDF Adobe.

I would like the instructions to have:

· Front Cover

· Table of contents

· Contents

Also, is a spell check available?

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Steve

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Re: Format for Forum instructions + spell check

Post by Chris Noble on Thu May 27, 2010 12:03 am

Steve,

Word can be saved in PDF format which is exactly what I use for creating the newsletter.

It also has a spellchecker and can include images etc. If you want to get together so I can demonstrate what I do just me know.

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Re: Format for Forum instructions + spell check

Post by Steve Jones on Thu May 27, 2010 12:17 am

Hi Chris

Thanks for the advice - I will take you up on that when I have something tangible.

Re spell check - I actually meant; is there a spell check available on the Forum system for members to use?

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Re: Format for Forum instructions + spell check

Post by Ann-Marie Metcalfe on Thu May 27, 2010 1:44 am

Just my thoughts on the format of help guides...

it might be an easier option to just put each How To question an answer in separate forum posts. This also makes it so that it is viewable straight away while you're on the forum rather than have to download a pdf (or any other) file.

This is not a way to get you to use my forum (honest!) but you can see how we set it up for ease of use for members. We found that this was the best way to set up the guides there and they seem to work well.

http://www.photographers-corner.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?2439

We could perhaps then have a downloadable How To entire document as you suggested. I know that if it were me wanting to know how to insert an image into a forum post (for example) I wouldn't really want to have to download an entire document to find the one bit of information, whereas I'd be much happier going to the How Do I forum area and look for the relevant post on How Do I Insert an Image in a Forum post. But that's just me.. it may be different for other people

If it's a bad idea.. then fair enough Smile

As far as I can see, there is no spell check (or speel chuck as I usually spell it!). I'll find out if one is available though
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Post by Chris Noble on Thu May 27, 2010 2:58 am

I think we need both options

- a full document to be published to all members that they can use as a manual. We could make this downloadable.
- a series of answers to How To questions. It should be relatively easy to create these from the full document once it's completed.

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Re: Format for Forum instructions + spell check

Post by Steve Jones on Thu May 27, 2010 3:14 am

I feel two types of guidance would be of use 'book' & FAQ/How to.

How about a FAQ/How to within the 'Information' section.

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Re: Format for Forum instructions + spell check

Post by Chris Noble on Thu May 27, 2010 3:17 am

Under the Information Forum there is a sub-forum to deal with the Forum itself. I would suggest the submissions go in there.

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Re: Format for Forum instructions + spell check

Post by Steve Jones on Thu May 27, 2010 7:21 pm

Hi Ann-Marie

Is there a way we can lock the Forum guidelines/instructions so that users can only view them? I am not ashamed to admit I am still rather lost with Forum construction. Would you set a section under Information for the guidelines/instructions?

Hope this makes sense?

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Re: Format for Forum instructions + spell check

Post by Ann-Marie Metcalfe on Thu May 27, 2010 8:17 pm

Stevetkdme wrote:Hi Ann-Marie

Is there a way we can lock the Forum guidelines/instructions so that users can only view them? I am not ashamed to admit I am still rather lost with Forum construction. Would you set a section under Information for the guidelines/instructions?

Hi Steve. Yes there is a way to lock each post. Either myself, Chris or Gary will be able to do that for you once you have any guidelines in place. I've adjusted the site regulations area to include Help Information. All you need to do is go into that forum area and post a new topic. You'll know you're in the right area if you can see the post saying Forum T&C's, Guidelines and Help Information, but as a quick way to get into the right place, you can click here http://moldcc.forums-free.info/forum-tc-s-guidelines-and-help-information-f2/

and yes it made sense Very Happy

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