This is a meta issue to track the bugs and tasks of documenting new features introduced in LibreOffice that has no User Guide or References written in the LOCALHELP.
Just open a bug indicating the missing help pages and add it as a dependency of this one.
Added bugs for Calc
Data Statistics (ANOVA, etc...)
Created attachment 101702 [details]
Analysis about help of 4.0 features
Hi Olivier, thanks for bring this matter into the community attention.
More than a year ago I posted in QA list about this issue, without any success, about 4.0 features. (http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/LibreOffice-help-update-tc4048388.html#a4048685).
I think an appropriate help does more brilliant, visible and usable developer's work, and also easier the life for the user and the people trying to help users in Ask, ML, etc. An everybody wins.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Created attachment 101702 [details]
> Analysis about help of 4.0 features
> Hi Olivier, thanks for bring this matter into the community attention.
> More than a year ago I posted in QA list about this issue, without any
> success, about 4.0 features.
> I think an appropriate help does more brilliant, visible and usable
> developer's work, and also easier the life for the user and the people
> trying to help users in Ask, ML, etc. An everybody wins.
Thanks for the spreadsheet. It will be nice to open a bug for each issue reported and link to this metabug.
Added bug 80586 LOCALHELP: write help page for Tools - Options- LibreOffice - Personalizations
Added bug 80588 LOCALHELP: write help page for Tools - Options- LibreOffice - Basic IDE Options
Added bug 80589 LOCALHELP: write help page for Tools - Options - LibreOffice - Advanced - Expert Configuration
Added bug 80590, help pages for Writer, Format - Title page ...
added bug 80652, write help entries for file services thru CMIS/WEBDAV, etc...
added bug 80656
Write help page for NUMBERVALUE calc function as in ODFF 1.2
Added bug 80658
write help page for Calc Stream
Menu Data - Streams
added bug81599: write better Calc Solver user guide, with references to the solver engines implemented (esp. in LO 4.3)
Added bug 83160
Write help pages for Impress Remote
added bug83269: write help page for Calc - Dat - Form...
Help page and help button for Label field selection
added bug 85228
Write Help entry for AGGREGATE Calc function
Added bug 85686 for Recalculation on File Load in Calc - Options - Formula
Samuel, Adolfo and I have been keeping track of visible string changes in this wiki page < https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/RecentStringChanges > and Sophie said to add it here.
Thanks for adding it here. The idea is to open a bug (AKA task) to update helpcontent2 when the UI changes. That bug is very likely an EasyHack to be fixed by the community.
added Bug 86866 - In Help, describe AutoCorrect Options Replace "Ok, Cancel, Reset" buttons
added bug 90369 - LOCALHELP: write help page for Tools - Options - LibreOffice - General - Help Improve LibreOfficeDev
added Bug 90371 - LOCALHELP: write help page for Tools - Options - LibreOffice - Load/Save - Microsoft Office - Character Background
added Bug 68871 - Remove the old Elements panel (View → Elements) from Math
added bug 60858 -- Menu doesn't list anything for horizontal line
Built-in help and Wiki need correction
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #23)
> added bug 60858 -- Menu doesn't list anything for horizontal line
> Built-in help and Wiki need correction
Actually already pretty well cleared out of built-in help, found just http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/help/source/text/swriter/00/00000404.xhp#304
but Wiki help has a fair amount left:
Bug 92825 - Updating the help to correspond to the menu changes in bug 91781, bug 91820, and bug 91857.
Added bug 52986 - LOCALHELP: WRITER Mail Merge Wizard: Editor Help Button leads to unspecific help
Added Bug 95262 - Mistake in Help instructions for editing Comments
Bug 92069 - LOCALHELP: write help page for Calc ENCODEURL function
Bug 80439 - LOCALHELP: write help page for NETWORKDAYS.INTL and WORKDAY.INTL spreadsheet functions
Added Bug 95281 - [LOCALHELP]: write help page for SKEWP spreadsheet functions
Added Bug 95282 - [LOCALHELP]: write help page for COLOR spreadsheet functions
added Bug 92084 - LOCALHELP: Write help pages for CALC functions OPT_*
adding Bug 92837 - Documentation doesn't explain why opening a ODS file asks to update external links even if in the options is marked as 'always update' - hint in comment #33
Added bug 107758 to add documentation on using Customize of Context Menu new feature.
The meaning of this meta bug was diluted over the years. I removed many reports that do not deal with new features needing documentation.
Everyone: remember that meta bugs should provide some additional value. The component "Documentation" already tells us that there is *some need* concerning Help. If we throw absolutely everything under "HelpGaps" it becomes meaningless.
I have changed the alias to be more precise and hopefully avoid sprawl.
In this sense, I also question the usefulness of "Bug 106040 (Help) - [META] Help bugs and enhancements". I get it that it might be aimed to be a "meta bug for meta bugs", but the name really does not describe this. People have already thrown random bugs into it.
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #35)
Meta bugs should provide an overview of bugs of a specific topic in a way that other existing ways can't provide. Therefore a meta meta bug collects all meta bugs of this topic as well as other single bugs that don't fit into a (sub) meta.
For me, this meta isn't only for missing help about new features but missing help or partial missing help info for EVERY feature in LibreOffice.
(In reply to Thomas Lendo from comment #36)
> (In reply to Buovjaga from comment #35)
> Meta bugs should provide an overview of bugs of a specific topic in a way
> that other existing ways can't provide. Therefore a meta meta bug collects
> all meta bugs of this topic as well as other single bugs that don't fit into
> a (sub) meta.
> For me, this meta isn't only for missing help about new features but missing
> help or partial missing help info for EVERY feature in LibreOffice.
What you describe is the component "Documentation" - by default I would expect reports against it to be about missing stuff in help. Meta bugs need to be about something more fine-grained. Let's keep this for the original purpose outlined in comment 0.
No removed features.
No stuff about changes to existing features.
No menu changes.
Alright, I'll see if bugs don't fit into this meta anymore. I'll adapt the summary and alias accordingly.