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Getting close to complete. I expect the final version of the manual to be done by the end of this week, if not sooner.
attached is the latest draft.

TODO:
update the particle system section
update the page numbers in the table of contents - all main sections are good, the minor sections not so good
read through it all to determine what's missing or difficult to understand
make sure all the internal document links point to the correct locations
make installation instructions and gather it all together
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page 36
Erase LMB will erase the currently selected object(s) and compensates for NURBS
objects. It also formally deselects to fix a ghost selection bug (tS thinks the objects
still exist).
RMB old behavior, no compensation for NURBS objects or ghost selection fix
Why are you using the name, Erase, for the Delete icon?
The Delete icon(s) tooltip = Delete selected objects
Shortcut = Delete keyboard key

The word delete is mostly found in the digital world referring to removing something from one place and putting it in another. When we delete files from the desktop it goes into the recycle bin; however, if the files are too big for the recycle bin it may permanently delete them. But there is a catch, when we delete something from the computer the data is not removed or erased from the hard drive, it is still there. However, the place where the data was saved is marked by the system as being empty, so the next time a person saves something it over writes that area. When we delete something from the computer, it is usually recoverable, maybe not manually but one can use recovery software to bring back the data. But once the data is rewritten, the older data is erased and written over with the new data.

Hence, in the technological world deleting only refers to removing the object, but the evidence of that object is still there. However, erasing refers to completely wiping it out meaning it is no longer available or recoverable. The delete button is found as a physical button the computer, marked as ‘Delete’ or ‘Del’.

page 161
Push the button to open the panel
set the desired options
select one or more items to clone
click the "Start Clone" button
select the target item to receive the clones
1. Set the options in the panel
2. Select the source objects to be cloned
3. Ctrl + Select the destination/target item
4. Press the "Start Clone" button
will erase undo history
RsApp.ClearHistory() has been removed

May or may not want to change the image
Date at the bottom of the panel was changed to April 1, 2021

page 185
Removed
Uncheck - Use Script Based Locking when not in use
Use - Script Based Locking

page 202
note: "Face Edge" is Face or Edge
Changed text on panel
Select - Face, Edge, or Vertex

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"Why are you using the name, Erase, for the Delete icon?"
trueSpace manual, chapter 4 section 4.1.1 Copy and Erase

But, no worries, Next release will say "Delete"


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page 161
page 185
page 202
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Thank YOU!
Appreciate everything that you have contributed and your thorough analyses of trueSpace, making it the best that it can be!

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Started on the table of contents
noteworthy milestone - no more "RED gotta fix this" text in the manual :D
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More work on the table of contents and started adding internal links to the document.
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Almost done.
Table of Contents is complete
Internal links are complete.

TODO: write an introduction, look at the whole thing with fresh eyes and final cleanup.
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page 25
UnLookAt
"will clear undo history"
Updated using a RsApp.RunScriptBuffer script

page 27
RotatePOV
RotateISO
"Each RMB press will use up 7 undo steps"
These have been updated using a RsApp.RunScriptBuffer script

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trueBlue wrote:
17 May 2021, 18:49
page 25
UnLookAt
"will clear undo history"
Updated using a RsApp.RunScriptBuffer script

page 27
RotatePOV
RotateISO
"Each RMB press will use up 7 undo steps"
These have been updated using a RsApp.RunScriptBuffer script
Thanks, updated for the next manual release.
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Removed many "clears undo history" warnings
Added notes and placeholders for the new additions to the UU: layers and web server
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