Documentation is like sex...
…when it’s good, it’s very, very good; when it’s bad, it’s better than nothing.
As you can see, Notepad++ Wiki's content is very outdated. For the security reason, Notepad++ Wiki is in read only currently, and it will be replaced by new Notepad++ User Manual (from scratch).
Notepad++ User Manual will be built collaboratively (in Markdown) on GitHub. So anyone can contribute it by submitting the pull requests.
The main sections (the structure of this user manual) that I can enumerate for the moment are:
- Getting start
- Programing Languages
- User Defined Language System
- Command Line
- Shell Extension
- Binary Translation
I need your vision for this define to cover Notepad++ in every aspect.
That’s awesome. Thanks, @donho! Is it going to be in the existing notepad-plus-plus/npp-usermanual repo, or starting over?
One thing I really like in user manuals is to have a section on configuring / setting preferences. So in your section outline, I’d probably call it
and put it after the Themes
With highly configurable apps, like Notepad++, it’s often hard to remember where a given setting is, so having a single page which enumerates the location of each of the settings, as well as gives a brief description of each, would be quite useful.
Other than that, I am sure as people contribute, new sections will be thought of. That outline is a great starting point. I look forward to contributing.
Is it going to be in the existing notepad-plus-plus/npp-usermanual repo, or starting over?
Starting over. “notepad-plus-plus/npp-usermanual” repo will be removed.
Added now. Thanks.