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#855 Typos in help Mind Map

FreeMind_0.8.0
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2009-06-13
2009-06-13
Peter Walsh
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Version 0.8.1 (newly installed from site), WinXP 2002 SP2, all the updates

All these refer to the "help" mindmap, accessed from the Help->Documentation dropdown menu.

"You can have various background colors {this,that}" does not show text with different background colors. Previous line ("nodes can have different colors") is correct, so colors are available.

in "Formatting a node" the parenthetical comment "(not plus on numeric keyboard)" should probably be "(not the plus on numeric keypad") for clarity. Added "the" and changed "keyboard" to "keypad. Two instances of this (increase node font size node, decrease font size node).

"Local Folders->"C:/ProgramFiles" shows "URL is malformed: unknown protocol C:" when clicked. Same with the "Executable -> Regedit" node.

In "Multiline Nodes", text "...plain test file to keep..." the word "test" is probably a typo, should be "text". (2nd sentence of node)

"Using physical styles" node, the text "A remark on the file Patterns.xml file follows" should be "A remark on the file Patterns.xml". Should remove the word "follows" - it is redundant. Next sentence is awkward and does not scan well - should be reworded. Perhaps "physical styles apply to nodes which have a <node> tag..."

"Adding Hyperlink" node, the "hyperlinks can link to..." (last child node) should be the first child node - on top of node list. It neatly introduces the concepts and options.

The "Adding graphical links" node, the child "to Navitage to one of the end..." probably "Navitage" should be "Navigate".

The "Adding graphical links" node, the child "To delete a link..." ends with a comma instead of a period. This should probably be checked for all nodes.

Yes, I do, in fact, know that anal-retentive has a hyphen. STFU.

Under "Searching..." node, child node "To find next match" should probably be "to find *the* next match...", and delete the word "previous" (redundant).

"To search the whole map..." the phrase "position the node to the central node" is confusing. Perhaps "select the central node" is what you mean?

"That corresponds to the idea" is particularly wordy and worthless. Perhaps "This is because" would be better?

"Remember that not the whole map" sounds something out of the (cancelled) TV show "Dinosaurs". How about "Search will only search the selected node and its descendants. To search the entire mind map, either select the central node directly, or press <ESC> before searching to automatically search from the central node.

"Using file locking" node child node "File locking makes sure that more users..." should be "multiple users..." or some variation on "more than one user...". Word "Incidentally" should be perhaps Accidentally?

"Using pictures in nodes" children are too confusing. I don't know what they are saying - perhaps they should be rewritten?

"Exporting to other XML formats" child "...format for that you have..." should probably be "...format for *which* you have..."

Discussion

  • "You can have various background colors {this,that}" does not show text
    with different background colors. Previous line ("nodes can have different
    colors") is correct, so colors are available.
    -> I have colors there??