The term "Migration Guide" seems to be used around the project to refer to two types of documents. One is more a marketing document providing guidance for people and companies considering changing from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice. The other is more of a user guide intended to help people who have been using MSO and need to learn how to use LO. The latter is the guide that is mentioned in the Docs wiki. It probably needs a different name to distinguish it from the marketing document. It is, in a way, a followup to the marketing document, but aimed very much at people actually using LO. They often think "Oh, I can't do X with LO" when in fact they can but they haven't discovered the different ways that LO does some things and the different terminology used in a few places.
Back in OpenOffice 2.x days, we had such a document. Its contents list could be improved upon, but the general concept I think is an important one to help people make the transition. It needs to be written by someone or several people who are familiar with current or recent versions of MSO from a user's point of view, the terminology used, and the placement of menus and toolbars for doing common tasks. You can find the OOo book here: https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOoAuthors_User_Manual/Migration_Guide David, I really encourage you to pursue this, though I understand that you might want to start with something less ambitious. Regards, Jean On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 1:32 PM, David Virden <dvirden2...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm in El Paso, TX, USA (UTC-7). The documentation section on the website > mentioned that they needed someone to create a Microsoft Migration Guide, > which is where I got the idea. However, it might be wise to start slower. It > looks like the How To section needs some work. I could write an article on > how to create a newsletter use LibreOffice, as well as other how-to topics > when they come to me. > > David > > > On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 7:30 AM, Italo Vignoli <italo.vign...@gmail.com> > wrote: >> >> Hi David, I think that your proposal is extremely interesting, although >> I would connect it more to marketing than to documentation (as Jane has >> suggested). What about having a hangout to discuss it, and put it in TDF >> contest? I am based in Italy (UTC+1). Where are you based? >> >> On 08/01/14 15:16, David Virden wrote: >> > I'm currently a technical writer. I've been using Microsoft since its >> > infancy and switched to LibreOffice a few months ago. I think it would >> > be the easiest way for me to help, since writing it would help me learn >> > the software as much as anything else. However, is there something I can >> > work on that would be more beneficial for you guys? I can also do >> > Spanish to English translations. >> >> -- >> Italo Vignoli - italo.vign...@gmail.com >> mob +39.348.5653829 - sip/jabber it...@libreoffice.org >> skype italovignoli - hangout/jabber italo.vign...@gmail.com > > -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: documentation+unsubscr...@global.libreoffice.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/documentation/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted