David skreiv: > I've quickly mocked up an alternative contents page, using headings up to 2 > deep. It uses just more than one screen on my system. > > A copy/paste of those contents is: > > ================== > Preface > 1. GIMP User Manual Authors and Contributors > > I. Getting Started > 1. Introduction > 2. Fire up the GIMP > 3. First Steps with Wilber > 4. Getting Unstuck > > II. How do I Become a GIMP Wizard? > 5. Getting Images into GIMP > 6. Getting Images out of GIMP > 7. Painting with GIMP > 8. Combining Images > 9. Enhancing Photographs > 10. Color Management with GIMP > 11. Pimp my GIMP > 12. Scripting > > III. Function Reference > 13. Toolbox > 14. Dialogs > 15. Menus > 16. Filters > I. Keys and Mouse Reference > > Glossary > Bibliography > A. GIMP History > B. Reporting Bugs and Requesting Enhancements > C. GNU Free Documentation License > D. Eeek! There is Missing Help > Index > ============= > > > Now, I might be wrong, but it looks illogical to me ;). If it's a tree > structure > (and it ought to be, surely) then the numbering after: > II. How do I Become a GIMP Wizard? > should be: > 1. Getting Images into GIMP and so on > It is obviously not a real tree. More a random list. The numbers referrers to the chapter numbers I think. > > Then: > I. Keys and Mouse Reference > is an anomaly - it doesn't fit on the tree. > > > A. GIMP History > B. Reporting Bugs and Requesting Enhancements > C. GNU Free Documentation License > D. Eeek! There is Missing Help > could/should all be on a separate branch: Appendices, probably placed before > Glossary. > Yes. Why not only put the A, B, C, and D into a common Appendices?
Perhaps also the 1. GIMP User Manual Authors and Contributors could be moved hereto? The user is more interested in how tos than who made the manual. I do am aware of that it is a common habit to start with the authors etc. > > I guess it's only by removing the clutter that the structure of the thing > becomes clear. > > > To be honest, I can't see what information the headings I, II, and III add. > For > example: > 5. Getting Images into GIMP > 6. Getting Images out of GIMP > is little more than File Open/Save - scarcely GIMP Wizardry :) > Amen > However, having said that, the important discussion of colour models is > actually > within 5. - you'd never guess that from the heading, so wouldn't it be better > relocated? > Better under10. Color Management with GIMP? > > If it would help anyone to see my (crude) webpage mock-up I can send it > privately as a zip - I assume the list will not permit attachments. > > Goodness, I hope this is helpful and not just a pain ;) > > David Some rapid comments late in the evening. Should perhaps had thought it over before sending? I think it is possible to rebuild the index without major difficulties. Not even the GIMP manual is perfect. Kolbjoern _______________________________________________ Gimp-docs mailing list Gimp-docs@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-docs