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Magento User Guide in PDF
 
BanZZai
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Hello everyone,

After many research on the Web, I realized that the user guide in PDF format did not exist.
That is why I put to the stain and here is the result.

Magento_User_Guide_in_PDF.pdf (~6Mb)

But the designer guide already exist in PDF format : here

Please tell me what do you think about it.

 
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leeaston
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Thanks for this, very useful indeed.

 
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colquise
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Thanks for the user guide. Any other place we can get documentation?

 
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beau
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This is perfect. I’m glad I searched for this. Just this minute, I was assembling my own word doc, copying and pasting each chapter. Thank you very much!

You might want to add a version number to it (maybe the date you created it?) to ensure that people are aware that it changes quite frequently.

 
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papagaai
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I’m a newbie...thanks for the pdf

 
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José Feliphe
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BanZZai, muito obrigado/Tanks wink
I’m newbie in Magenta, and apparently it is difficult to make changes in design and layout in general

 
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JLHC
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Great user guide. Keep it up! smile

 
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great guide will start a translation.

 
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Thanks...this will help .... grin

 
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Sunlust
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Thanks a lot, I’ve already read the designers guide but it wasn’t sufficent in my opinion, it only outlined the structure of Magento and I didn’t really grasp much, hopefully your one will be more comprehensive.

 
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This is very useful , especially for those such as myself who are new to Magento! Thanks smile

 
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Anybody know what the difference is between the User Guide info on the website and the new “Magento User’s Guide” PDF that is for sale now?

 
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cinemaduro - 22 May 2009 05:19 AM

Anybody know what the difference is between the User Guide info on the website and the new “Magento User’s Guide” PDF that is for sale now?

There is not much difference, the only benefit is that you have it all in one document, and you don’t need to use this website, which can be a bit sloooow and unreliable at times. There are still gaping holes in the information, it is quite surprising that it is called “a user guide” it is more like a “sales brochure” that you pay for, the things that you really want to know when you get serious are missing from the downloadable guide just like they are in the online documentation.

There is nothing about dataflow for example, which has only one teaser video on this site. You may also notice that Chapter 13 is about how to buy support from Magento, so in short the official user guide would appear to be a funnel into Official Magento Support.

One way or another it is better than nothing, it has its uses, but I would be tempted to look around, there are alternatives or complimentary guides available. Which may prove a little more illuminating =8¬)

Grow with Magento is one - I recommend it.
Beginners Guide to Magento is another.

I don’t wish to upset Magento team by placing competeing links, but a quick search of the web will turn up the alternatives.

(being an information queen I have Grow and the Official, having spent the money I vote for the former, the Beginners Guide is, well… for beginners… so I don’t qualify =8¬)

Not forgetting the uber geek publication “Programming with Magento” - pass on that one LoL

Which ever you choose, enjoy your time with Magento, it rocks.

 
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nivedha
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I am a beginner to magento, how to make the magento comfortable to use.

 
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nivedha - 29 May 2009 01:09 AM

I am a beginner to magento, how to make the magento comfortable to use.

This is always a good place to start: http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base

 
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Thank you very much for the Guide!!!! A nice helper for beginners!!!

Nice done, everything is clear and understandable.

 
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