On Wed, 1 Sep 2010, Kolbjørn Stuestøl wrote:
Just as in (many) books. The images are mostly placed to the left or
right side with the text surrounding it. Often more readable that the
way it is set up now. Well, perhaps a matter pf taste?

Mainly a matter of media - while it is necessary to avoid waste of paper in book layout (or has been, for a long time), this does not apply to an on-screen documentation. Here, the layout can much closer represent the actual reading flow. Remember when your eyes used to jump to the images, then to the text, not knowing what part of the text referred to the image? It may, however, be a good idea to use floating positioning in the print style.

Ulf-D. Ehlert skreiv:
Since I'm a Linux-only user, I have no clue about the Windows way of
installing packages.
In Windows installing programs are much simpler than in Linux. Mostly
you start an installer and that's it. The average Windows user normally
do not know how to install packages like in Linux.

Actually, Windows lacks a usable package management, so every package maintainer has to wrap her package into an executable unzipper-wrapper. This is predictably highly unstandardized, implying that the user would have to download another executable file that unpacks into the docs, unless there is a special Gimp-with-Docs installer provided. *shudder*

Somewhere there also has to be a description on where to put the help
files in the gimp catalog. Something like: "Unzip the help files to the
GIMP-2.0 -> share -> gimp -> 2.0 -> help folder". Simple?

Good idea. This instruction could go into the same directory as the help files so users actually see it.


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