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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Thank you, Keith.

    Your placement of the description of the Super key is superb (pun intended).

    One small item:

    • "Its the Command Key on a Mac": the "Its" should be either "It's" (with an apostrophe) or "It is". Alternatively, join the two sentences to read, "The Super key is also called the Windows key, or the Command key on a Mac"

    One query:

    • "Tap: press quickly then release": I think the word "quickly" may confuse the less-technical user. I imagine most people would understand "tap", but what about just removing the word "quickly", as: "Tap: press and release"?

    I am wondering how the HUD will work on tablets, where there is no Alt key.

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    ... you might find the ubuntu-manual project of interest...
    Thanks for the links, Keith.
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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    @Paddy Landau: I've made the small changes that you suggested. I've just overwritten the previous files so the links above remain valid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    I am wondering how the HUD will work on tablets, where there is no Alt key.
    I haven't a clue! I expect Canonical will come up with something when Unity/Ubuntu actually gets onto a tablet device.

    Everyone;

    I'm 'status 410' until later on Tuesday evening now. Please keep the small changes coming, and feel free to suggest larger ones.

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    It looks great, Keith. You should be proud of yourself.
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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    That is one hell of a poster...Print It!

    Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acimi66 View Post
    That is one hell of a poster...Print It!

    Nice work.
    Its CC licenced when I find an appropriate format for the licence, so YOU print it

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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Keith,

    I've come in right near the end, and I've been impressed by reading the posts how helpful people have been. My one thought was that the white background makes everything look quite harsh.

    Other points:
    1. In the first sentence, I would suggest changing it to:
    The Unity [remove user as un-necessary] interface provides all the features you would expect from a sophisticated desktop but there have been some changes since the last LTS release.

    2. You have a sub-heading 'Completing common tasks' would a sub-heading of 'Overview of Desktop' be appropriate near the beginning ?

    3. A lot of people will want to know where their email client is (which the default is now thunderbird). You could either make reference to the envelope on the top panel, or make the example in common tasks 'thunderbird' rather than sudoku.

    4. I would capitalise the 'I' in interface in the main heading, in order to keep it consistent with the rest of the heading.

    5. The spacing between paragraphs is inconsistent and may look neater if they were the same throughout.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onesimus View Post
    Keith,
    3. A lot of people will want to know where their email client is (which the default is now thunderbird). You could either make reference to the envelope on the top panel, or make the example in common tasks 'thunderbird' rather than sudoku.
    Hello Onesimus

    That one is a bit tricky, people who do a dist upgrade from 10.04 will have Evolution as their e-mail client, so I was sort of ignoring e-mail.

    I'll have a look at the other presentation suggestions you make on Tuesday evening.

    Thanks.

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    It all looks quite good to me. Fantastic work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onesimus View Post
    My one thought was that the white background makes everything look quite harsh.
    That's true, but when printing the poster I think most people would not want to spend an enormous amount of ink. I believe it possible in a PDF to create a pale background (it must be pale to retain ease of reading) that is not printed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Onesimus View Post
    The Unity [remove user as un-necessary] interface provides all the features you would expect from a sophisticated desktop but there have been some changes since the last LTS release.
    Not everyone knows what "LTS" means, so personally I would remove that word. Also, omitting what it has changed from would make it a bit more comfortable to people coming from Windows (this poster is targeted at those moving from 10.04, but it would work equally well to those completely new to Ubuntu).

    But I like the bit about "sophisticated desktop". I think that's powerful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Onesimus View Post
    A lot of people will want to know where their email client is...
    I would concur with Keith on this one. Just a couple of days ago, I was speaking to a long-time Windows user (still using Windows) who had no clue what I meant when I said, "email client".

    Thank you for the rest of your suggestions.
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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    Hello All

    I have implemented some of the suggestions from Onesimus and others today. I'm marking this thread as 'solved' because I think we have reached the point of diminishing returns!

    There is nothing stopping anyone modifying the poster or re-packaging the 'assets' or doing something new and linking it here. Please lets have as many resources in as many different formats as we can!

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403291/1204-poster-4.pdf

    The link above leads to the version I'd encourage people to link to.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403291/1204-poster-4.odp

    The link above leads to the Impress file for those who wish to change things or simply use the 'assets' (screen grabs, text, activities &c).

    I've removed the 'author' details from the .odp file so as to prevent vicarious attribution of derivative versions. That might seem pompous but I've had problems in the past with my name being left on a document that was subsequently modified.

    effenberg0x0 is making a wiki page to introduce 12.04

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...41&postcount=4

    If you wish to contribute any sentences, howtos, or resources I'm sure effenberg0x0 would be glad to have them.

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