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  1. UIMA
  2. UIMA-1783

Documentation should be improved

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    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3
    • Fix Version/s: 2.3.1SDK
    • Component/s: CasEditor
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      Description

      The current CasEditor documentation is far to short to allow people a smooth start. We have been using the CasEditor a lot over the last year but were forced to write and maintain a "Getting Started" guide ourselves to work around this.

      Even after more than a year of working with it I still have not figured out how to get "Processors" to work.

      Unfortunately the editor is not self-explanatory and the lack of documentation is slowing adoption. One key point we noted for new users is the lack of mouse/context-menu equivalents for the most important functions (add/delete/edit annotations). Of course nobody will use them in the long run but that is where people look for the function. And that is also where the keyboard shortcut could be advertised.

      I think a sample project is crucial for better adoption (there is already a JIRA issue for that).

      I am attaching a PDF with the startup guide for our users. That is by no means perfect and some of it's content is covered by existing documentation. But it still may be helpful.

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          • Assignee:
            Joern Kottmann
            Reporter:
            Thomas Hampp
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