[NTG-context] A new manual

fdu.xiaojf at gmail.com fdu.xiaojf at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 19:09:05 CEST 2006


John R. Culleton wrote:
> What is needed now for greater acceptance of Context is not new
> features but a new manual, perhaps a multi volume set with a
> common index. The 2001 manual is great, but many of the features
> discussed daily here are not in it. One must chase around the
> wiki and the individual manuals like "details", and that is not
> satisfactory from the point of view of the new user. Most of us
> have memorized the locations of key information but newcomers
> have not.
>
> If a consolidated manual set were offered for sale there would be a
> lot of customers. Or an abridged version, something like the
> 1999 Excursion manual but expanded and updated, would be a
> possibility. 
>
>   
I agree.

A better and up-to-date manual will surely help the promotion of ConTeXt,
because it make it easier to know it, learn it, use it and fall in love
with it, not just for new users, but also for all non-expert people.

Regards,

xiaojf





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