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    Greetings, as i couldn't find suitable manual for LSX software i decided to start writing one. As i discovered the functions of the software either myself or with help of others i took notes. Manual started to outline so i thought it may be good idea to make it available for others. I don't have typesettings skills but i can use LyX editor with MikTeX to produce basic TeX documents and insert pictures. However i lack the writing skills and English is not my native language. Therefore i'd like to ask you - the community - to have a look and let me know what can be improved in terms of:
    - grammar
    - typesetting
    - layout of chapters
    - level of technicality or how to say... if i should assume the user is not very skilled and explain some parts more or the opposite, be more brief assuming the user knows this stuff
    - use of additional help materials like examples and pictures
    ...

    Also if anyone is interested in taking part i'd gladly accept help:
    - if you're skilled in TeX typesetting you can think of better layout for chapters, pictures, font...
    - if you're good in English grammar you can send in corrections
    - if you know how this GIT version control voodoo work, i have set up repository but don't know how to push updates... yet but for collaborative work it sounds like a good idea
    - if you want to describe some parts of the software, there are still whole blank chapters and even the existing can be rewritten

    To this time, there is the chapter of installation that was supplied by colouredmirrorball, making of first show that just gives a quick start and overview of RealTime workspace. Last chapter called Notes is just some thoughts and questions aimed to drlava. However this is written for the Pro version and there may be differences for Lite and Basic in functionality i don't know. So anyone with lower versions can send in comments how it looks in these versions.

    The link to latest working version is here: http://furikuri.no-ip.org/Private/laser/lsxman.pdf

    If you have suggestions send me PM here or on IRC chat or mail to juraj.bocinec@gmail.com thank you

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    Very nice so far. I downloaded the pdf for some offline reviewing and I'll try to read through it today. Typo's are one thing that just jump off the page at me. I'm not always as good catching grammar mistakes but. if I notice anything I'll point it out.

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    Greetings, drlava has created live version of LSX manual where LSX users can online edit any changes they want. The PDF version of manual at http://furikuri.no-ip.org/Private/laser/lsxman.pdf will not be maintained any more, it's been used as base for this online version. I don't know how to link to it yet, so i'll ask drlava to paste the link here.

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    As i don't know how to link to the manual in Google docs, you can use this link to get generated PDF version of the manual. Let me know if you need updated version and i will re-generate it:

    http://furikuri.kirril.com/Private/l...vingManual.pdf

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    here's a quick and dirty LSX abstract i just ground out.




    and here's the show file for it. enjoy!

    http://www.monkeyhands.com/images/ph...tract_demo.rtd
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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