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I've quickly mocked up an alternative contents page, using headings up to 2 
deep. It uses just more than one screen on my system.

A copy/paste of those contents is:

==================
Preface
     1. GIMP User Manual Authors and Contributors

I. Getting Started
     1. Introduction
     2. Fire up the GIMP
     3. First Steps with Wilber
     4. Getting Unstuck

II. How do I Become a GIMP Wizard?
     5. Getting Images into GIMP
     6. Getting Images out of GIMP
     7. Painting with GIMP
     8. Combining Images
     9. Enhancing Photographs
     10. Color Management with GIMP
     11. Pimp my GIMP
     12. Scripting

III. Function Reference
     13. Toolbox
     14. Dialogs
     15. Menus
     16. Filters
     I. Keys and Mouse Reference

Glossary
Bibliography
A. GIMP History
B. Reporting Bugs and Requesting Enhancements
C. GNU Free Documentation License
D. Eeek! There is Missing Help
Index
=============


Now, I might be wrong, but it looks illogical to me ;). If it's a tree structure 
(and it ought to be, surely) then the numbering after:
II. How do I Become a GIMP Wizard?
should be:
     1. Getting Images into GIMP   and so on


Then:
     I. Keys and Mouse Reference
is an anomaly - it doesn't fit on the tree.


A. GIMP History
B. Reporting Bugs and Requesting Enhancements
C. GNU Free Documentation License
D. Eeek! There is Missing Help
could/should all be on a separate branch: Appendices, probably placed before 
Glossary.


I guess it's only by removing the clutter that the structure of the thing 
becomes clear.


To be honest, I can't see what information the headings I, II, and III add. For 
example:
     5. Getting Images into GIMP
     6. Getting Images out of GIMP
is little more than File Open/Save - scarcely GIMP Wizardry :)

However, having said that, the important discussion of colour models is actually 
within 5. - you'd never guess that from the heading, so wouldn't it be better 
relocated?


If it would help anyone to see my (crude) webpage mock-up I can send it 
privately as a zip - I assume the list will not permit attachments.

Goodness, I hope this is helpful and not just a pain ;)

David

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