User talk:Jjtorrens

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Hi Juan José, welcome aboard hear. Yes, we appreciate any converting help very much! --Ulf Rehmann 13:31, 3 May 2012 (CEST)

Many thanks for the welcome. I'm still a bit lost here, but I'll try to learn how this works. Just a preliminary question: as I TeX encode pages, should I completely remove the old links to images? Should I wait for verification from someone in the editorial board? --Juan José Torrens 23:00, 3 May 2012 (CEST)
Did you see our help page? Depending on how you work, you can either start by removing/replacing one image after the other, leaving a partially modified page if time does not permit you to finish, or you can use one of our assisting tools. We have these tex categories into which you should put your work. A page should always left completely readable, so images which have been removed should also have been re-encoded by the appropriate tex code. Some also seem to work by putting a partially converted page temporarily into its associated discussion page, until it was finished (here it is of coures tolerable to have a page with all images removed while some formulas have not yet been encoded). Verification will be done eventually after finishing the re-encoding. --Ulf Rehmann 10:51, 4 May 2012 (CEST)
Hi Juan José. For the bigger pages it is often useful to have a "scratch area", and one can use the (empty) discussion (Talk) page for this -- open up the Talk page edit and the main page edit, the just copy and paste the latter to the former. Then the original page is untouched, and you can mess around with the Talk page to your heart's content. Then when you have finished editing, do the same thing in reverse, and then clean out the Talk page ready for discussion. One can create a new page as a scratch area, but this is not a good idea, since normal users (us) cannot delete pages, we have to ask an admin (Ulf) to do it for us.
If you use emacs I'd recommend the tools mentioned above for stripping out the old images, this saves a lot of time. If you don't use emacs but would like the images stripping out anyway, just ask (Ulf, or me) .
If you prefer to do everything by hand, that's fine, but you don't need to keep the old image text in comments as I see you have done in a few edits -- the Wiki has a full history and the old pages are always available to look at anyway.
--Jjg 12:24, 4 May 2012 (CEST)
Yes, talk page can be so used; another option is, to create and use a personal sandbox (like User:Boris Tsirelson/sandbox2). --Boris Tsirelson 13:13, 4 May 2012 (CEST)
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