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===help===
 
 
* {{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/tutorials}}
 
 
 
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'''Remove this page entirely''' as it is now entirely duplicated on the {{external|1=[http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials Wiki Tutorials page]}} which is easier to keep up-to-date (and has a much wider range of tutorials anyway). 
 
 
 
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*In the left-hand panel on all {{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/}} pages, the link to “Tutorials” '''redirects''' to {{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials}}
 
 
*on {{external|1=http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/documentation}}, '''remove''' "and Tutorials" from the first sentence thus:<br>
 
:"This page contains manuals and user’s guides for the free Audacity sound editor. For additional help, see the Frequently Asked Questions. <strike> and Tutorials.</strike>"
 
 
*'''change''' the "Other Resources" paragraph to read:
 
:The '''Audacity Wiki''' /{{external|http://audacityteam.org/wiki/}} can be edited by anyone and contains an expanding collection of tips, tricks, and tutorials /{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials}}/  about all aspects of Audacity and digital audio. The tutorials include detailed steps for carrying out various editing and conversion tasks in Audacity, such as making ringtones, removing vocals, mixing, creating podcasts and transferring tapes and records to computer. There are also many links to other tutorials on the web, and some foreign language tutorials /{{external|1=http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=MultiLingual}}/.
 
 
  
 
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* Remove (04 Mar08) {{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/tutorials}} as it is now entirely duplicated on the {{external|1=[http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials Wiki Tutorials page]}} which is easier to keep up-to-date (and has a much wider range of tutorials anyway). Link to Wiki {{external|1=[http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials Tutorials]}} and {{external|1=[http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tips Tips]}} in the Sidebar.
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/contact/lists}} (24 Feb08) Add explanation of “public mailing list.”
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/contact/lists}} (24 Feb08) Add explanation of “public mailing list.”
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/contact/privacy}} (24 Feb08) change “Your email address will normally be removed from published archives for your privacy" to “always be truncated”.  
 
*{{external|http://audacity.sourceforge.net/contact/privacy}} (24 Feb08) change “Your email address will normally be removed from published archives for your privacy" to “always be truncated”.  

Revision as of 20:58, 5 March 2008


Please move the items that have been processed to "Done" and note the date. They can then be deleted after a while.

See also the essential website changes noted on Documentation Checklist which are needed for the 1.3.5 release and for the developer recruitment drive at the time of 1.4 release.


FAQs

Current text

"A detailed, illustrated tutorial explaining this process is available on the splitting recordings into separate tracks/http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Splitting_recordings_into_separate_tracks / page on the Audacity Wiki."

Suggested change:

"Alternatively, Audacity can attempt to detect the silences between tracks and label them automatically. This is explained in our detailed, illustrated tutorial on splitting recordings into separate tracks/http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Splitting_recordings_into_separate_tracks / on the Audacity Wiki."



Suggested change

Insert after:

"See also: Why can't I play MIDI files?"

the following:

"How do I import a track from an audio CD?"

which is at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=files&i=import-cd 



Current text

"It is legal to sell Audacity, as long as the seller makes the program and source code available under the GNU General Public License.

Some vendors try to trick customers by selling the software under a different name. If you bought a product and later found out it was Audacity, we encourage you to ask for a refund or file a complaint if you feel you did not get a fair deal. We ask vendors to give proper credit to the Audacity project, and allow users to make an informed choice."


Suggested replacement

"It is legal to sell Audacity, as long as the seller makes our program and source code available under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is also legal to sell Audacity under another name, although we strongly discourage this.

Sellers may also offer modified copies of Audacity, as long as they make their modified program and its source code available under the same GPL, and call the program something other than Audacity.

If you have purchased Audacity not knowing that it is free, or purchased a program that you later found out to be Audacity, we encourage you to work with the seller to ask for a refund. You can examine the text of the product listing to see if any guarantee is offered. If you are unable to resolve the issue with the seller, you can usually raise a dispute with the payment service provider (for example, Paypal or your credit card company).

We also encourage you to inform the seller if you have concerns that the source code was not offered with the product or that a copy of the GPL was not included. If they don't respond adequately, you might want to approach their internet registrar, internet service provider or their advertising sources. Practically, there is little the Audacity Team can do to chase GPL violators with our current volunteer resources, except in the case of a seller stealing the Audacity trademark."



Current text

"1. If on Windows or Linux, in the dropdown menu on Audacity's Mixer Toolbar, choose the correct input you are plugged into (probably microphone or line-in). On Windows Vista, choose your input on the Audio I/O tab of Preferences instead."

Suggested replacement

"1. Choose the correct input you are plugged into (probably microphone or line-in). On Windows or Linux, you usually do this in the dropdown menu on Audacity's Mixer Toolbar (except on Windows Vista, you must do this on the Audio I/O tab of Audacity Preferences instead). On OS X, choose your input on the Audio Devices tab of Audio-MIDI Setup."


Current text

"3. Open the “Audio I/O” section of the Audacity preferences, and check the box labeled Play other tracks while recording new one."

Suggested replacement

"3. Open the “Audio I/O” section of preferences, and check the box labeled Play other tracks while recording new one."




Nyquist plug-ins page

FIXME: The above page has a broken link

In order to keep this page scannable, details of the necessary changes are at Pending website changes for Nyquist

The above points can be disregarded as the contents of this page are being updated at http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins . When the update for new plug-ins/new versions is complete, the main site will still host the plug-in pages, zip files and MP3 clips, but the page itself on the main site will then be removed.


Other audacitysf.net pages

dox

Change needed: Should be completely updated then an automated system put in place to keep it updated.





Needs discussing

  • It's been suggested that we need a higher profile for
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/community/donate 
There should not be anything controversial in this suggestion, as users themselves tell us that donations information is not prominent enough. We need to discuss how best to do it.
Ideas:  Put a link to it on every page, close to that for Audacity Store
Have a separate tab for Donate
 
  • RA has suggested our License page:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/license 
needs extending to make it clearer and to discuss examples of good and bad practice. GA suggests the page is already too long and would need summarising somehow with links to more detail.
 
  • Consider extending FAQs to include more real life how-tos, linked to articles in the Manual or Wiki

Done