For even us non-graphics professionals, the tutorials were exactly where we
first looked, under Help. So I would not say they are hidden. One thing
missing though is an index or table of contents for which tutorial to go to.
ie Where do I find out how to draw a polygon? I really don't think some
startup dialog is needed - it is pretty standard for users to look under
Help. However, you might also want to add a link to the wiki page under
Help. The wiki page is awesome - so much great information there. The best
of any open source project I have seen.
On Saturday 23 April 2005 15:26, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 09:16:03PM +0000, Jonathan Leighton wrote:
> > John Cliff wrote:
> > >>In Help the whole time. Imagine that. I'm so accustomed to useless
> > >>Help sections that I never looked there. Thank you.
> > >
> > >Kinda tragic how often we hear that...
> > I've always felt that the tutorials are a little bit tucked away in the
> > Help menu. As Edward said, most Help menus are a pile of rubbish. Can
> > something be done to draw more attention to it? Maybe a dialog that says
> > about it on the first start up... (Although people would probably have
> > objections to that due to usability.)
> I've thought about this myself quite a bit, and also would like to see
> it have higher visibility.
> I've thought about ideas like having a default svg pop up on first use,
> that points out the tutorials and such.
> However, even if the user doesn't notice the tutorials, Inkscape is
> still pretty straightforward to learn. We've got mentions of the
> tutorials in a variety of places, so I'm sure most dedicated users will
> eventually run across them. Also, even though in other apps Help is not
> helpful, I think us putting genuinely useful things in there will spur
> others to make sure good stuff is in their Help menus.
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