Any new adjustments are added into the following manual and made available in both PDF and digital to the public. I generally print one at Staples for $30.00 every 2 issues. Nice to have around in a workbook setting for changes or addition of notes for shortcuts etc.
then, it is possible to have this version of the new changes in a PDF?
I guess that you don´t have to do more work because you have this already done. You already have the new text prepared for integration into the old manual, and you remove the old sections and put the new ones.
Will be available soon - not later than with the final 2.8 release.
Most content for 2.8 already got updated in the wiki http://tutorials.renoise.com, but a there might be some more tweaks and small fixes needed for this release.
yes i mean this, a PDF with the user manual (with the changes only). sorry by my english.
if they write the text for the new features, and later they use the last user manual available (in this case the 2.7 manual), and replace the old parts (than don´t make sense for the 2.8 version because they had changed) by the new and updated parts, and put it in the 2.8 renoise version,…they can simply “paste” these text for the new features in an empty PDF file and upload it for us too.
it is only an “overview” and not the full explanation of these new features…
By example, in the 2.7 version, the “Pattern Matrix” takes 4 pages in the user manual. Pattern Matrix had changed in 2.8 version and you must to update this 4 pages, maybe changing some part of the text, or changing and adding new text, etc.
then, coping and pasting the whole “Pattern Matrix” section in an empty PDF is right.
I want an “updated” (printed) user manual, without the need to print all 200+ pages again (the ink cost a lot of money).
if you change by example one line in the 19.2 section of the old manual, then coping the whole 19.2 section with this changes is right. i don´t know if you have to change 120 pages in the 2.7 user manual to get the 2.8 user manual, if it is so, then it is not worth the effort.
only let me know if you have to change a lot of pages.
When we add/edit information in the manual, it usually involves many small changes to various different pages. A paragraph of text might be tweaked to include some new details, or an image might be replaced with an updated version, etc. It’s a very gradual and organic process that takes place over time, rather than simply being “here are the old pages” vs “here are the new pages”.
The 2.8 release notes can give you an overview of the main stuff that has changed. Hopefully you can use this to find stuff in the manual that is important to you.
There isn’t really another way either. Most software developers simply change the manual from the old version to the new one. If there are really important notices to mention seperately in a new version because known workflow is seriously affected, these kind of things will be reported exclusively and in detail in a dedicated topic.
So far for 2.8 there aren’t that any changes of this magnitude.