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Topics - Alfredo Fernández Díaz

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Utilities / Manual for eFTE/2 / eFTE / FTE (Folding Text Editors)
« on: November 29, 2017, 07:41:08 pm »
A long time user of FTE, tester of derivatives, and writer of extended configurations, I agree with every other user I've heard say that the worst thing about this fabulous editor is the lack of a good manual -- if there had only been one when I started using it...

A few days ago I finished writing a manual for the current eFTE/2 (99.5% of which still applies to the original FTE), thinking of what I would have liked to know when I started using it, and I thought it would be a good idea to find out if polishing it a bit for others out there is worth the effort...

Do you know FTE? Do you still use it? Would this make you try the editor? Do you think I should improve this manual? How? Am I better off devoting my time to other stuff?

From the Netlabs page where it belongs:
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It's still not a real manual, though, but a first step in having one.

If I were to set priorities, I would say the first thing to do is review the internal commands section for accuracy and adequacy of the descriptions. After that, maybe see if more useful information can be added to the task reference (Using eFTE2 / Standard text editing). Currently it is little more than a collection of links from menu items to internal commands.

Of course, the whole tutorial / customizing section can be reviewed for usefulness, and it might be useful to add screenshots here and there (all over the manual, actually) to further illustrate some points / examples.
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but those are my own thoughts. What are yours?

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