Commit e9fb508d authored by Alexander Kirillov's avatar Alexander Kirillov

minor clean-up: corrected some typos, used correct sgml tags (e.g.,

minor clean-up:
	corrected some typos, used correct sgml tags (e.g.,
	<keycap>Ctrl</keycap> instead of "Ctl", or
	<application>Gnumeric</application> instead of Gnumeric), fixed
	capitalization and periods  in titles.
parent 1feb08ab
2002-01-04 Alexander Kirillov <kirillov@math.sunysb.edu>
* preface.sgml, gui-elemnts.sgml, toolbars.sgml, menus.sgml: minor
clean-up:
corrected some typos, used correct sgml tags (e.g.,
<keycap>Ctrl</keycap> instead of "Ctl", or
<application>Gnumeric</application> instead of Gnumeric), fixed
capitalization and periods in titles.
2002-01-02 Alexander Kirillov <kirillov@math.sunysb.edu>
* gnumeric-C.omf: added OMF file. Still missing emails of the
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2002-01-04 Alexander Kirillov <kirillov@math.sunysb.edu>
* preface.sgml, gui-elemnts.sgml, toolbars.sgml, menus.sgml: minor
clean-up:
corrected some typos, used correct sgml tags (e.g.,
<keycap>Ctrl</keycap> instead of "Ctl", or
<application>Gnumeric</application> instead of Gnumeric), fixed
capitalization and periods in titles.
2002-01-02 Alexander Kirillov <kirillov@math.sunysb.edu>
* gnumeric-C.omf: added OMF file. Still missing emails of the
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<sect1 id="gui-start">
<title>Overview.</title>
<para>This part of the Gnumeric manual explains the pieces of the
software that users can manipulate. The menus, the toolbars and the
cell grid area comprise what is called the graphical user interface
of an application because it is an interface --- a way to
interact with Gnumeric --- which is made of graphical elements
--- pictures --- designed to be used by human users.</para>
<para>Gnumeric opens by default with a view of an empty workbook
which is called "Book 1" and with a single worksheet called "Sheet
1" as can be seen in <xref linkend="gnumeric-labelled.png">. The
outermost portion of the window is not actually part of gnumeric and
may look different on different machines. Gnumeric attempts to place
its name and the name of the workbook on this outer portion.</para>
<para>The majority of spreadsheet work is done while interacting
with this view of Gnumeric. All of the functions which Gnumeric
provides can be accessed quickly from here. The graphic elements of
Gnumeric are made of several independent pieces. <xRef
linkend="gnumeric-labelled.png"> shows a newly opened, empty
Gnumeric with the principle elements labelled.</para>
<title>Overview</title>
<para>This part of the <application>Gnumeric</application>
manual explains the pieces of the software that users can
manipulate. The menus, the toolbars and the cell grid area
comprise what is called the graphical user interface of an
application because it is an interface --- a way to interact
with Gnumeric --- which is made of graphical elements ---
pictures --- designed to be used by human users.</para>
<para><application>Gnumeric</application> opens by default
with a view of an empty workbook which is called "Book 1" and
with a single worksheet called "Sheet 1" as can be seen in
<xref linkend="gnumeric-labelled.png">. The outermost portion
of the window is not actually part of
<application>Gnumeric</application> and may look different on
different machines. <application>Gnumeric</application>
attempts to place its name and the name of the workbook on
this outer portion.</para>
<para>The majority of spreadsheet work is done while
interacting with this view of
<application>Gnumeric</application>. All of the functions
which <application>Gnumeric</application> provides can be
accessed quickly from here. The graphic elements of
<application>Gnumeric</application> are made of several
independent pieces. <xRef linkend="gnumeric-labelled.png">
shows a newly opened, empty Gnumeric with the principle
elements labelled.</para>
<figure id="gnumeric-labelled.png">
<title>The Gnumeric worksheet elements.</title>
<screenshot>
......@@ -43,10 +50,11 @@
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>The menubar provides access to the core functions of
gnome. Almost everything that can be done in
gnumeric can be done through the menus. The menus
and menubar are discussed in <xRef
<para>The menubar provides access to the core
functions of gnome. Almost everything that can
be done in <application>Gnumeric</application>
can be done through the menus. The menus and
menubar are discussed in <xRef
linkend="menus">. </para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -112,10 +120,11 @@
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>This area is used by gnumeric to give feedback
on the status of certain operations. This
information is explained in <xRef
linkend="info-area">. </para>
<para>This area is used by
<application>Gnumeric</application> to give
feedback on the status of certain
operations. This information is explained in
<xRef linkend="info-area">. </para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -159,7 +168,7 @@
<para>The next chapters will explain each of these elements. <xref
linkend="menus"> will explain the menus, <xref linkend="toolbars">
will explaine the toolbars and <xref linkend="other-elements">
will explain the toolbars and <xref linkend="other-elements">
will explain the remaining elements.</para>
<!-- A few of these functions are complicated (and powerful) so
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<listitem>
<para>
<guilabel>Stability</guilabel> &mdash;
<application>Gnumeric</application> has undergone significant amounts
of testing with a diverse group of users. There is also a large set of
test workbooks to validate the quality of the importers. This
release can be considered safe for use in a production environment.
<application>Gnumeric</application> has undergone
significant amounts of testing with a diverse group of
users. There is also a large set of test workbooks to
validate the quality of the importers. This release can be
considered safe for use in a production environment.
</para>
</listitem>
......@@ -37,7 +38,7 @@
<listitem>
<para>
<guilabel>Minimal the cost of transition</guilabel> &mdash;
<guilabel>Minimal cost of transition</guilabel> &mdash;
Learning new and unfamiliar interfaces is an expensive and frustrating
process. <application>Gnumeric</application> attempts to offer
optional extensions and enough compatibility that a user's
......@@ -63,7 +64,7 @@
<listitem>
<para>
<guilabel>Internationalisation</guilabel> &mdash;
<guilabel>Internationalization</guilabel> &mdash;
<application>Gnumeric</application> has been translated into 29
languages, and is being used by people around the globe in their
native locales.
......@@ -73,10 +74,11 @@
<listitem>
<para>
<guilabel>Openness and Scalability</guilabel> &mdash;
Gnumeric is <ulink type="http" url="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html">free software</ulink>
released under the
Gnumeric is <ulink type="http"
url="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html">free
software</ulink> released under the
<ulink type="http" url="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GNU
GPL</ulink>. It's core architecture has also seen alot of design work
GPL</ulink>. It's core architecture has also seen a lot of design work
to ensure that it can comfortably scale to moderately large loads (1M
cells) while remaining usable on older hardware. The availability of
clean reasonably documented source makes it simple to do things like
......@@ -102,15 +104,17 @@
<!-- This section can simply link to the mini-tutorial once that is written.-->
<sect2 id="Preface-starting">
<title>Getting started using Gnumeric.</title>
<title>Getting Started Using Gnumeric.</title>
<para>
The best way to learn how to use Gnumeric is to begin exploring the
program yourself. Enter some data into cells by clicking on the cell,
typing a number and hitting return. Gnumeric supports different kinds of
data such as numbers, dates, currency and text by formating each kind of
data differently and by calculating results appropriate to each data
type. To learn more look at the manual section on data entry
<xref linkend="editing">.
The best way to learn how to use
<application>Gnumeric</application> is to begin exploring the
program yourself. Enter some data into cells by clicking on the
cell, typing a number and hitting
return. <application>Gnumeric</application> supports
different kinds of data such as numbers, dates, currency and
text by formating each kind of data differently and by
calculating results appropriate to each data type. To learn more
look at <xref linkend="editing">.
</para>
<para>
......@@ -119,22 +123,23 @@
2 and hitting return. The number you see should be the number in the
second cell minus two. Try changing the number in the second cell and
watch <application>Gnumeric</application> automatically re-calculate the
result. For more powerful functions see the section on formulas <xref
result. For more powerful functions see <xref
linkend="formulas"> later in this manual.
</para>
<para>
You can format the data, by changing the text colour, adding borders and
You can format the data, by changing the text color, adding borders and
changing the placement. Explore the bottom toolbar and the menu that
opens when you click on a cell with the rightmost mouse button. Look at
<xref linkend="formatting"> later in this manual. </para>
<para>
If you would like to learn more about Gnumeric, read this manual, visit the
If you would like to learn more about
<application>Gnumeric</application>, read this manual, visit the
<ulink type="http" url="http://www.gnumeric.org">home page</ulink>,
ask friends who use spreadsheets or read a book on how to use MS Excel (tm),
There are
ask friends who use spreadsheets or read a book on how to use MS
Excel (tm).
If you have questions you can also send them to the
<ulink type="http" url="http://www.gnome.org/mailing-lists/archives/gnumeric-list">Gnumeric mailing list</ulink>
<ulink type="http" url="http://www.gnome.org/mailing-lists/archives/gnumeric-list">Gnumeric mailing list</ulink>.
</para>
</sect2>
</sect1>
......@@ -7,35 +7,35 @@
system.
</para>
<para>Gnumeric has three toolbars, the standard toolbar, the format toolbar
<para><application>Gnumeric</application> has three toolbars, the standard toolbar, the format toolbar
and the object toolbar. The three toolbars are shown in
<xRef linkend="toolbars.png">
<xRef linkend="toolbars.png">.
</para>
<figure id="toolbars.png">
<title>The Three Gnumeric Toolbars.</title>
<title>The Three Gnumeric Toolbars</title>
<screenshot>
<graphic fileref="figures/toolbars.png" format="png" srccredit="The GNOME project">
</graphic>
</screenshot>
</figure>
<para> These toolbars will be discussed separately in the subsequent
sections of the Manual. User intreaction with each toolbar happens in
sections of this manual. User interaction with each toolbar happens in
essentially the same way. Similarly, the toobars can be configured in the same
way. The next section explains the standard behaviour of Gnumeric toolbars.</para>
way. The next section explains the standard behavior of <application>Gnumeric</application> toolbars.</para>
<sect2 id="toolbar-use">
<title>General Toolbar Behaviour</title>
<title>General Toolbar Behavior</title>
<para>In the same way that menus can be moved around, as was explained
<xref linkend="menu-bars">, toolbars can be moved around the Gnumeric
<xref linkend="menu-bars">, toolbars can be moved around the <application>Gnumeric</application>
window by dragging the little tag on the leftmost portion of the
toolbar.
</para>
<para>
If the Gnumeric window is too small to fit all of the toolbar buttons,
If the <application>Gnumeric</application> window is too small to fit all of the toolbar buttons,
gnumeric may display a little right pointing black arrow to indicate
that there are more options. If the user clicks on this arrow, a window
will open with the remaining buttons.
......@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@
<!-- ************************* THE STANDARD TOOLBAR ************** -->
<sect1 id="std-toolbar">
<title>The Standard Toolbar.</title>
<title>The Standard Toolbar</title>
<para>The standard toolbar is shown in <xRef linkend="toolbar-standard.png">.</para>
......@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@ system.</para>
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>Create a New file</para>
<para>Create a new file.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -125,7 +125,7 @@ system.</para>
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>Prints the current worksheet to a file or a printer.</para>
<para>Print the current worksheet to a file or a printer.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -136,7 +136,7 @@ system.</para>
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>Displays a print preview of the current worksheet.</para>
<para>Display a print preview of the current worksheet.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -208,11 +208,11 @@ system.</para>
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>Starts a simple sum formula in the selected cell with Gnumeric
<para>Starts a simple sum formula in the selected cell with <application>Gnumeric</application>
simply waiting for a selection to be made to complete the sum. The user
selects the destination cell, pushes this button, enters the range to be
summed and pushes the confirm button (green arrow) in the data entry area
or types the return key.
or types the <keycap>Return</keycap> key.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -272,11 +272,13 @@ system.</para>
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>This button will insert a component object into the current
worksheet. Components are the way that the GNOME project has chosen to
enable certain programs to use others within themselves. Gnumeric is able
to use the Guppi plotting program and the Dia diagramming program in this
way.</para>
<para>This button will insert a component object into the
current worksheet. Components are the way that the GNOME
project has chosen to enable certain programs to use others
within themselves. <application>Gnumeric</application> is
able to use the <application>Guppi</application> plotting
program and the <application>Dia</application> diagramming
program in this way.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -288,7 +290,7 @@ system.</para>
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>This button allows user to insert a component into Gnumeric that is
<para>This button allows user to insert a component into <application>Gnumeric</application> that is
not a simple rectangle but may have an arbitrary shape. This
functionality is currently not used but provided for future needs.</para>
</listitem>
......@@ -317,7 +319,7 @@ system.</para>
<!-- ************************* THE FORMAT TOOLBAR ************** -->
<sect1 id="fmt-toolbar">
<title>The Format Toolbar.</title>
<title>The Format Toolbar</title>
<para> The <interface>Format Toolbar</interface> ...</para>
......@@ -329,7 +331,7 @@ system.</para>
</screenshot>
</figure>
<para> The <interface>Format Toolbar</interface> .</para>
<para> The <interface>Format Toolbar</interface>. </para>
......@@ -457,7 +459,7 @@ of the entry box and selecting the perferred size.</para>
<varlistentry>
<term>
<guiicon><inlinegraphic fileref="figures/button-merge.png"></inlinegraphic>
Left justify..
Left justify.
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
......@@ -509,7 +511,7 @@ of the entry box and selecting the perferred size.</para>
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>Sets the format of the selected cells to be a thousands separator.</para>
<para>Sets the format of the selected cells to use thousands separator.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -568,8 +570,8 @@ of the entry box and selecting the perferred size.</para>
</guiicon>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>This button and drop down menu can be used to set the borders of
all the cells in the selection.</para>
<para>This button and drop down menu can be used to set the
borders of all the cells in the selection.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -615,7 +617,7 @@ colour.</para>
<!-- ************************* THE OBJECT TOOLBAR ************** -->
<sect1 id="obj-toolbar">
<title>The Object Toolbar.</title>
<title>The Object Toolbar</title>
<figure id="toolbar-object.png">
......@@ -625,7 +627,7 @@ colour.</para>
</graphic>
</screenshot>
</figure>
<para> The <interface>Object Toolbar</interface> .</para>
<para> The <interface>Object Toolbar</interface>. </para>
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