Issue 44761

Summary: Put a link in the help menu to link to the documentation website
Product: documentation Reporter: peschtra <peschtra>
Component: Online helpAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: flibby05, h.ilter, issues, scarr
Version: OOo 2.0Keywords: oooqa
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description peschtra 2005-03-11 01:27:07 UTC
I think it would be a neat feature to have a link under the help menu to go to
the  documentation web site, This would,
perhaps, help some users find the answers to their problems quicker. Maybe also
just a general link to the OOo site and the FAQs. Not too many, or perhaps make
a secondary menu, like the recently used files are, for more links.
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2005-03-11 08:38:07 UTC
Comment 2 flibby05 2005-05-19 20:42:14 UTC
Comment 3 grsingleton 2005-05-19 20:58:42 UTC
Comment 4 flibby05 2005-05-20 10:09:18 UTC
set target 2.0.1;
feature -> enhancement.

hopefully i don't upset anybody with this,
my intention is just to mark this issue for developers' attention to have this
implemented as soon as possible as i think all of us would benefit from having
our users access additional help on the website more frequently,
thus reducing traffic on maillists, forums and eventually IZ, too.
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2005-08-15 10:44:10 UTC
Sorry, but for OOo 2.0.1 there are not enough resources.
Comment 6 Uwe Fischer 2006-11-13 14:10:33 UTC
An OOo menu extension with "OOo Forums" or "OOo Links" could be provided to show
in the menu bar. See the "Ubuntu Forums Menu" extensions for Firefox. 
Comment 7 grsingleton 2006-11-13 14:24:26 UTC
Pointing to external entities such as OOoForums, Unbuntu et cetera bypasses what
we at the doc project create, have created and  continue to do so. If your
suggestion is implemented then I suggest that the doc project has outlived its
usefullness and should be shut down. However if you goal is to enhance what we
do as a part of OOo, then I suggest you only use links to OOo project, mailing
lists and whatever else is pertinent.

Users looking for stuff outside OOo can use any of the search engines to locate
what they need. 
Comment 8 Uwe Fischer 2006-11-13 15:42:05 UTC
Ger, please have a look at the "Ubuntu Forums" extension for Firefox. You'll
find it very valuable once you are a Ubuntu Linux user. And it consists of links
to the Ubuntu community.
So I proposed "OOo Forums" as a name suggestion, not because there is a forum
with almost this name, but to resemble the "Ubuntu Forums" extension name.
That's the only reason. And yes, such a list of links to *all* the OOo community
forums, documentation sites, other helpful Web sites, and more would be really
Comment 9 grsingleton 2006-11-13 16:24:26 UTC
Okay. Now I see what you were trying to express. This type of interface is
something to which I wouldn't object.  I do think we should pick a better name
though :-) No suggestion at this time.