Tasks and Tools

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    It should relate to KDE software, directly or indirectly. We define it like this:

    For Potential Contributors - helping to get started
    For Existing Coders - keeping documentation of developments
    For External Interests - where other projects may have an interest in linking to your work
    Not for General Users - UserBase is the place for that

    Working with Languages

    It's important to be consistent, particularly in Manuals, so here are some general rules:
    • Take care with heading levels - we start at second level (Mediawiki uses top level for page-name), using ==
    • Make application name formatting consistent (avoid using Amaroks, do use Amarok's).
    • Ensure that all images are in PNG format (you can use JPEG as well, but in this case you should convert your images to PNG later). Save work by converting them before you start

    • Remove all non-printable characters from image names.

    Hints and Tips

    Some Preferences that will help -

    • If you don't have [edit] links against the sections, open your My Preferences (in the Personal Tools section of the sidebar) then look for Editing and in the Advanced Options set Enable section editing via [edit] links
    • While you are in those settings, enable Show preview on first edit - while you are editing you can glance at the original display for reference
    • The default display is to show the preview first, with the edit box below. If you prefer the edit box at the top you can change that setting in the same place