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      Quoting Tom Burns at OFBIZ-4869

      This is a status update just to let anyone who is interested know that this item is being worked on.

      I started out using the OFBiz structure for help docs but after a while I needed/wanted something more expressive.
      Here is what I wound up using for development:

      Java Help System

      DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide

      DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide

      Help Master - FE for managing java help files. Best feature drag and drop TOC creates TOC matching file folder structure. Convenient launcher for viewing & testing.

      XML Mind XML Editor - Free Personal Edition is far better then editing in Eclipse. download from

      Tutorial - DocBook editing with XML Mind XML Editor. Worth going through

      Read Me First style guide from Sun (cost from Amazon 1 cent + shipping)

      Attached are some screen shots of the results.
      Every screen is/will be documented in a similar structure. This is as much for defining requirements and testing as for help. More work but worth it.

      The screenshots show a Java Help format generated using DocBook XSL. This will likely not be the final presentation format.

      Note the Performance Review screen shots do not match the trunk. There is a bug in update screen and I did some clean up of labels and drop-down list. There are issues like this all through the application so I did not want to get bogged down with patches at this time.


        1. HelpAccounting.jpg
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        2. HelpPerformanceReview1.jpg
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        3. HelpPerformanceReview2.jpg
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        4. HelpRoadmap.jpg
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        5. OFBIZ-4941 POC HR Help.patch
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        7. LICENSE.html
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        8. jh.jar
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        9. webhelp.jpg
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        13. help_ofbizhelp.jpg
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        14. help_webhlep.jpg
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        15. help_content.jpg
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        16. docbook diff.patch
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        17. content.7z
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        20. OFBIZ-4941.patch
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        21. OFBIZ-4941.patch
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        22. OFBIZ-4941.patch
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        23. OFBIZ-4941.patch
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        25. OFBIZ-4941.patch
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        26. ofbiz-common.xsl
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        27. OFBIZ-4941.patch
          1.14 MB
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