[Ardour-Users] Ardour Manual Updates

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 19:31:14 PDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:01 PM, Stephen Doonan
<stephen.doonan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Then what exactly would the screenshot of the Mixer window, which is on the
> punch list of things to do, look like? Just a regular screenshot with
> nothing added, or blurred, then with two rectangles added in inkscape, the
> size of the window, one beneath the PNG screenshot and one above, the lower
> one blurred to represent a drop shadow and the upper one filled with black
> and reduced to 25% opacity to darken the blurred screenshot? What purpose
> would the blurring and darkening then serve?

Well the mixer screenshot will need anything discussed below it in the
manual 'highlighted'.  Meaning: Has the outline, and a seperate PNG
cut just to the object to sit above the blurred and darkend general

What do I mean by anything discussed below it in the manual?  By that
I mean any sub-topic in the navigation.  While the mixer window
article is not the best example to give I will see if I can give a

The 'Mixer Window Layout' sub-article will be gone.  That actually
contains a screenshot that is annotated(That personally I liked the
styles of, but it sadly wasn't going to quite work well enough for our
needs) but that screenshot is what you would be redoing.  The article
itself will just be deleted, and the new annotated screenshot would be
in the 'Mixer Window' article.

That leaves, Currently below the 'Mixer Window' artlcle:
Mixer Strips

We should also probably highlight the Strip List and Group section, a
seperate Bus vs Track strip, as well as pulling out a few specific
buttons in the mixer strips, the TrackName button, Input Button,
Output Button, Record, etc.  NOTE: These buttons do not necessarily
need to be on a single mixer strip, and likely will need to be spread
out some to properly annotate.  It is somewhat an exercise to the
person working on the screenshot to see how to best do this, that will
be the most visually appealing.  Your screenshot can have as many
tracks or busses, or as few, as you need to accomplish this.

There will come times when we need to annotate more things than a
single screenshot will allow us to do visually.  If that happens, let
me know, and we can decide on a case by case basis what to do.  The
mixer window may well be one of those times, where we may need to
annotate several buttons on a separate screenshot, in which case we
will, and I will use a table to provide appropriate layout for what we
need on a single page.

Keep questions coming;)  The more I can clarify on this before work
begins, the less likelihood of having to repeat any of this work.


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