[Tshwanelex-l] Dedicated user guide for tlTerm?

David Joffe david.joffe at tshwanedje.com
Mon Jan 2 15:29:37 EST 2012

Hi Michael,

It's true the User Guide is a bit too TLex-slanted ... we have 
considered doing a separate User Guide, but probably not in the 
short term - the reason for this is that there is quite a lot of 
overlap, as much of the functionality is present and either similar, 
or the same, in both applications (e.g. replace-as-you-type, or the 
user logon system, are basically the same) ... so this would create 
a lot of extra work maintaining the redundant bits that are the same 
(e.g. adding a paragraph, or fixing a typo etc. would have to be 
done in multiple documents) - as it is, we already also maintain a 
separate User Guide for tlDatabase, which also has overlapping 
functionality, so doing a separate tlTerm one would mean maintaining 
three User Guides in that way. Not the end of the world, of course, 
but we need to be careful in how/where we manage/allocate our 
limited resources. I agree the tlTerm aspects could use a bit 
more/better attention, even as it is. We'll have a look through the 
documentation again and give some thought as to whether it makes 
more sense for us to make a separate tlTerm User Guide. In the 
meantime please let me know if there are particular aspects of 
tlTerm functionality you would like better documentation or more 
clarity on and I will try assist where possible. (PS, happy birthday 
:) ... am pleased you would consider our software as a 'birthday 

Kind regards,

 - David

On 31 Dec 2011 at 19:52, Michael Beijer wrote:

From:	Michael Beijer <michael at wordbook.nl>
Date sent:	Sat, 31 Dec 2011 19:52:25 +0000
To:	tshwanelex-l at mailman.yale.edu
Subject:	[Tshwanelex-l] Dedicated user guide for tlTerm?

> I am planning on purchasing tlTerm 2011 in a month or so (for my
> birthday;), but there is one thing that it is still lacking in my
> opinion: it's own Help system / user guide. I have tried looking
> through the TshwaneLex Suite User Guide, but to be honest, it is
> almost exclusively focused on TLex. Are there any plans to give it
> it's own user guide?
> Michael
> Michael Beijer
> Translator & Lexicographer
> (Dutch/Flemish into English)
> 46 Priory Street, Lewes, 
> East Sussex BN7 1HJ, 
> United Kingdom
> Tel. +44 (0)1273 483881
> Mob.+44 (0)797 093 5608
> michael at wordbook.nl

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