Working on Octopus reference manual. Interested?

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  • #1074

    Robert van der Kamp
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    Hi all,

    I started work on an Octopus reference manual, written with a pure functional approach, describing the most important (imo) functions on grid, page, track and step. The idea is to use it for quick lookup of how e.g. to pause a track, or forward a step, etc. I tend to forget most of the key combos after a while.

    I’m still early in the process, but would anyone be interested?

    I could release intermediate versions, like v0.1, v0.2, etc.

    Cheers,
    Robert

    Post edited by: robert, at: 2010/05/23 11:30

    #2791

    Angus Byrne
    Participant

    An excellent idea. I’d be happy to any proofing

    #2792

    Roger
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    Yes, I did write a few pages of reference after the 1.62 software release, mainly to get used to the various Page Edit State(s), but I went on a bit…

    I have attached it to this post.

    Cheers
    Roger

    PS Sorry about the large typeface but I hate having to wear glasses in the studio (must be my age!!)

    [file name=OctopusUsageNotes_1.pdf size=75778]http://genoqs.net/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/files/OctopusUsageNotes_1.pdf[/file]

    #2793

    Barry J. Anderson
    Participant

    Thanks for posting this! It is something that I think has been needed for quite some time. It will be a great help.

    #2794

    Robert van der Kamp
    Participant

    That’s a nice document Roger, thanks for sharing!

    My manual is written in Voodoopad on the Mac as a wiki with hyperlinks. I plan to document as many funtions-on-objects (step, track, page…) as possible, and the information described in your document will also be covered.

    I will then export the whole wiki into a single doc, maybe PDF, or RTF, or HTML. Dunno yet. This idea is it allows you to quickly do a search on things like "page clear", or "track transpose".

    Cheers,
    Robert

    #2795

    Robert van der Kamp
    Participant

    Here’s an image showing the topics produced do far. I’m around page 20 of the user manual, so still a lot of work to do.

    topics.jpg

    Post edited by: robert, at: 2010/05/24 09:25

    #2797

    Johann Aldons
    Participant

    great idea – thanks for your hard work robert :-)

    #2796

    Angus Byrne
    Participant

    robert wrote:

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    That’s a nice document Roger, thanks for sharing!

    My manual is written in Voodoopad on the Mac as a wiki with hyperlinks. I plan to document as many funtions-on-objects (step, track, page…) as possible, and the information described in your document will also be covered.

    I will then export the whole wiki into a single doc, maybe PDF, or RTF, or HTML. Dunno yet. This idea is it allows you to quickly do a search on things like "page clear", or "track transpose".

    Cheers,
    Robert

    Ah. I’m a PC type so wouldn’t be able to use this.

    #2798

    Robert van der Kamp
    Participant

    That’s why I’ll export the wiki in a format readable by all of us, like PDF or web.

    Cheers,
    Robert

    #2800

    Angus Byrne
    Participant

    robert wrote:

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    That’s why I’ll export the wiki in a format readable by all of us, like PDF or web.

    Cheers,
    Robert

    Nice one.

    #2806

    matt hillier
    Participant

    super cool idea , essential actually , i was goping to do my own up of this as i can never remeber how to do chord , strums , custom directions , softsteps and the deeper stuff.

    #2811

    matt hillier
    Participant

    ix wrote:

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    super cool idea , essential actually , i was goping to do my own up of this as i can never remeber how to do chord , strums , custom directions , softsteps and the deeper stuff.

    did we get anywhere with this , i might draw up a quick chart of keypress = functions soon so you cna simple think – chord = this this this…..step phrase = 1.2.3.4 but i guess its not that easy…..

    #2801

    Chris Henkel
    Participant

    …just to let you know that i am following your idea closely and that i am looking forward to what you will provide…

    …thank you for your effort!…

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