Extending Gnumeric Documentation

Hi All,

I'm writing this because in the lab I am in I am unable to get on IRC, so I thought I'd drop an e-mail to the 

I noticed the 'Extending Gnumeric' section of the help document is mostly blank.  The 'writing functions' 
subsection has an equivilent document in /doc/developer (writing-functions.sgml), however for the project I 
am working on it became apparant that the natural one-cell-output of functions would be inappropriate (though 
I realize functions _can_ be made to output more).

As such with the help of Robert Jerrad I put together a menu item which calls a tool which analyses input 
data and outputs it to the selected range - which is much more appropriate for my (and I suspect other) 

Anyhow, since there is nothing about creating tools and menu items in the help documentation currently (and I 
doubt I could improve on the orgional 'writing functions' help document), I decided to write a tutorial 
document which instructs the user on how to create a menu item and widget which accepts and input and output 
range - and where and how to code for performing analysis on the data.

As my knowlege of the C workings of Gnumeric is hardly very deep, being an EE rather than a Comp. Sci, the 
document isn't very technical, but I believe for engineers such as me wanting to perform mathematical 
operations on a dataset with simple C programming the tutorial could be of much use.

I was hoping I could get someone to look it over for me and suggest improvements?  And perhaps information on 
whether it would or could be suitable to include into the Gnumeric help documentation?

The help document is on the gnumeric-snob wiki at - 

Many thanks,
Don Permezel
Monash University

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