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Old 07-22-2010, 05:09 AM   #1
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Searching for a guide whom describes how to answer a question the smart way


Hello everyone,

I have read the fine article "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way". I have also printed it so I can read it before I go to sleep .

I have searched here at LQ and on Google (keyword: how to make a good answer/how to write a answer and combination of that) for a similar guide but instead of how to ask for help, how I best can answer a question. The closed thing I came up was at this site: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/138108. Many hits came back as how to make a job interview or similar.

My question is: does anyone here at LQ know a good article that takes up the question how to make a good answer? Like the guide "How to ask questions the smart way"? Or some pointers in how to refine my original search?

//Leopold
 
Old 07-22-2010, 05:52 AM   #2
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Did you notice this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...linux_question
 
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:40 AM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in LQ Suggestions and Feedback and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 01:19 AM   #4
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Smile Homeblind I am - but now I want to print

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Hello,
It seems I am a bit home blind . And yes, I will put it in my bookmark right away.

But I also want to print the article. I cannot see a such button, like in the forum there I can choose "printable version". Have I missed something obvious ?
 
Old 07-23-2010, 01:22 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Hello,
It seems I am a bit home blind . And yes, I will put it in my bookmark right away.

But I also want to print the article. I cannot see a such button, like in the forum there I can choose "printable version". Have I missed something obvious ?
AFAIK that article is just like other threads, I do not see any print button anywhere here on LQ.

EDIT
But you can copy that article and paste on a open-office writer and then you can export it as a pdf by clicking the export button in that writer.

and
you will find some more articles here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...xQuestions_org

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Old 07-23-2010, 02:33 AM   #6
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Talking It is working

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AFAIK that article is just like other threads, I do not see any print button anywhere here on LQ.

EDIT
But you can copy that article and paste on a open-office writer and then you can export it as a pdf by clicking the export button in that writer.

and
you will find some more articles here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...xQuestions_org
Hello,
It works very well now. The thought of pasting it out never accorded to me. Now I can print out many article and read them on paper. Yes, I am old fashioned in that sense .

Thank you anishakaul for helping me.

A last tip: if you want to format it in OO, past it over first to a text document, then pasting it on to OO Writer. After that, you can format the text without a hinge. I think .

//Leopold
 
Old 07-23-2010, 02:38 AM   #7
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A last tip: if you want to format it in OO, past it over first to a text document, then pasting it on to OO Writer. After that, you can format the text without a hinge. I think .

//Leopold
I am glad I could help you

But have you tried what you are saying here ? I didn't feel any difference !
 
Old 07-23-2010, 03:05 AM   #8
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I hadn't noticed that there was no "print" feature on the tutorials. Could you go to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hp?projectid=1 and click "Post New Issue", select "Feature" and put in a request for this please. That will then alert Jeremy and he can look at implementing it.
 
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:00 AM   #9
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I hadn't noticed that there was no "print" feature on the tutorials. Could you go to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hp?projectid=1 and click "Post New Issue", select "Feature" and put in a request for this please. That will then alert Jeremy and he can look at implementing it.
Done.
Kindly pardon and correct my English there, if required.

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:21 AM   #10
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www.printwhatyoulike.com

Word Processors are not for editing web pages.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 10:16 AM   #11
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Near the bottom of every Tutorial you should see "Printer-friendly version".

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Old 07-24-2010, 03:07 AM   #12
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Wink Yes, I have tried because I love hard-copy

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I am glad I could help you

But have you tried what you are saying here ? I didn't feel any difference !
Hello,

Yes, I have. I had problems before with pasting over text I have written in Writer/Word to webpages, mostly auctions at Tradera (a Swedish version of Ebay). I ask Tradera support about it and they tipped me to first take the text into text-format. Note that I then used XP.

When I first pasted over the article to Writer (I have thrown out MS Office), I had problems with editing the text. Then I deleted the text, put the text in a simple text-editor, thus removing any format that might exist. Then I copied it back to Writer and voilą! I could now easily edit the text with a contents-list and headlines, making it easier to read on paper.

I have not tried pasting over text here in Linux. That is because I enjoy my morning coffee at my desktop which has XP. My both laptops has Linux. My Tecra works great, system-wise, but has problem with on-board WLan-card and the USB-ports. Because of that, the WiFi constantly breaks down. Not good when you just find a interesting article and the Internet breaks down when loading up? My Fujitsu Siemens has Mint 9 and I have yet to make it all work. Fujitsu Siemens seems to me not work well with Linux yet. Thus, leaving the XP working.

//Leopold
 
  


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