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Peter 22Jan16: ToDo-1
Warning icon Gale wrote by email 12Nov15 Yes to the permanent ednote on the front page that says whether the Manual has been signed off by QM (hopefully in agreement with EIC). That makes it clearer for other (casual) editors. That ednote could also indicate when the Manual is frozen. Perhaps this should actually be a uniquely coloured "releasestatus" div for which we create a new template.
Gale 02Jul15: Agreed to include the Useful External Links portlet in the sidebar here and remove it from the source code, so that Manual editors control it.
  • Peter 27Aug15: I added this portlet.

    Gale: do you need to tweak the manual rollover from alpha to published so this portlet does not get duplicated?

  • Gale 05Oct15: Yes the currently added sidebar.html will need to be removed from the Audacity source code and references to it removed from the dump script in the source code. So if you want to go ahead this would create a P1 on Audacity Bugzilla.
    • Peter 12Oct15: I added this to Bugzilla as Bug #1240 - removed the P1 from here
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Audacity 2.1.3-alpha Manual

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Guide to the Audacity Project Window

Peter 03Feb16: ToDo-2 at some stage when we feel up to it the Amazing-Image-Map should be updated to a Windows 10 image.

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The name of the Audacity projectFile MenuEdit MenuView MenuTransport MenuTracks MenuGenerate MenuEffect MenuAnalyze MenuHelp MenuMenu BarPause ButtonPlay ButtonStop ButtonSkip to Start ButtonSkip to End ButtonRecord ButtonTransport ToolbarSelection ToolEnvelope ToolDraw ToolZoom ToolTime Shift ToolMulti-ToolTools ToolbarMeter Dropdown MenuMeter Dropdown MenuRecording MetersPlayback MetersPlayback SliderRecording SliderMixer ToolbarCut ButtonCopy ButtonPaste ButtonTrim ButtonSilence Audio ButtonUndo ButtonRedo ButtonSync-lock Tracks ButtonZoom In ButtonZoom Out ButtonZoom to Selection ButtonZoom to Fit ButtonEdit ToolbarTranscription ToolbarHost Dropdown MenuRecording Device Dropdown MenuRecording Channels Dropdown MenuPlayback Device Dropdown MenuDevice ToolbarTimelineTrack Close ButtonAudio Track Dropdown MenuTrack InfoMute ButtonSolo ButtonTrack Gain SliderTrack Pan SliderTrack Collapse buttonVertical ScaleLeft Channel of Stereo Audio TrackRight Channel of Stereo Audio TrackTrack Control PanelLabel Track Close ButtonLabel Track Dropdown MenuTrack Collapse buttonLabel TrackProject Rate Dropdown MenuSnap To OptionsSelection ToolbarStatus BarFront page image - intermediate size 864x587px.png

Additional Menus on Mac

Additional Track types

Tutorials

Using Audacity

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