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bug#26236: 24.5; Info manual: need better index entry for node "`1'-`9'


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#26236: 24.5; Info manual: need better index entry for node "`1'-`9' choose a menu subtopic by its number"
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:55:29 +0300

> Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:46:26 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> 
> 1. To start with, see http://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/31679/105.
> 
> In the Info manual, please provide more and better index entries for
> this node.  A user should be able to find it using `i menu TAB'.

Done.  You can now use any of

 i menu RET
 i star RET
 i 3 RET
 i third RET
 i 6 RET
 i sixth RET

to get to the "Choose menu subtopic" node.

> 2. Using `i menu TAB' you can get to node `Menus and the ‘m’
> command' (which should be named `Menus and the ‘m’ Command').  But
> from that node you cannot get to node ``1'-`9' choose a menu
> subtopic by its number'.  Each of these nodes should have a
> cross-reference to the other.  The first of these nodes purports
> to be the main node about menus.  It should link to other nodes
> that talk about using menus.

I don't see why adding cross-references in that node would be a good
idea.  That node is part of the "quick tour" section of the manual,
and as such it should not risk inadvertently showing to the reader
"advanced" features she didn't yet have chance reading about.

> 3. The index entry `select N’th menu item' should use "Nth", not
> "N’th".

I don't understand why.  I left that alone.

> 4. This node name, and some other node names in the manual, should use
> title case, not sentence case.  E.g. `1'-`9' Choose a Menu Subtopic By
> its Number".  (That title is anyway not so good.  Put the 1-9 at the
> end, and remove the quotes.)

These are not node names, they are section/subsection names.

This manual seems to have a consistent style regarding these names,
and I don't see why we should change its convention by another.

Thanks.





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