User Guide: Call for Errata

William Prothero waprothero at
Sun Nov 1 13:23:18 EST 2015

I use an Apple app named “notebook” to store various extractions that I wanted to save from  this list. I don’t have time to fully join in the user guide editing effort, but if you think it would be useful, I could send you my Notebook file for this.

> On Oct 29, 2015, at 9:52 AM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at> wrote:
> Thanks, Kay.  And thanks for the CC - lets me keep all these notes in one place.
> Please feel free to pass along any other details you come across.
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> LiveCode Community Manager
> richard at
> Kay C Lan wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at>
>> wrote:
>>> To make sure we cover any errors and omissions you've seen, please send a
>>> brief description with the page number to me at the email address below.
>>> Bug #12450
>> Also, ALL references to Mac OS should be removed. LC 7 & 8 will not run on
>> OS 9 so references should only be made to OS X. Both the User Guide and the
>> Dictionary suffer badly from inconsistency of the use of the term Mac OS -
>> sometimes it's referring specifically to OS 9 and at other times it means
>> both 9 and X.
>> Page 258 of the User Guide, under The layer of menu buttons: makes
>> reference to both Mac OS and OS X
>> Same Page but the next Para down, under Changing Menus Dynamically: only
>> refers to Mac OS, but the statement also applies to OS X.
>> To add to the inconsistency the User Guide (I haven't seen it in the
>> Dictionary) also occasionally uses the term Mac OS Classic - see Page 259,
>> top line but in the very next paragraph return to using Mac OS to refer to
>> OS 9.
>> Again, moving forward there should only be one term, either Mac OS X or
>> just OS X and ALL content applicable ONLY to OS 9 should be removed.
>> I've CC'd your other email as requested but posted here as it may trigger
>> some more useful comments on what needs attention.
>> Thanks for taking on this task... it's a BIG one.
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