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Offline Oldman

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10.5 & Hab
« on: February 15, 2010, 10:13:00 am »
Why am I having to use winzip to view the newsletter from the recipe site? It might seem to be a hassle for some.  I'm against it.

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Offline Tenpoint5

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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 11:32:16 am »
I don't know. Unless Habs was having some issues with the .PDF files and putting them in there.
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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 02:04:30 pm »
You shouldn't have to use Winzip, it probably popped up because you have that installed on your system as the default file extractor. All Window's OS's since 98 SE have a built in utility to decompress a zip file, and Mac users have a similar program. Those instructions are listed on the down load page. It is just a matter of 2 extra clicks.

The reason I want to archive them is for space, and better organization. Once a volume is completed I'm going to compress all those issues into one or two files. It is much easier to manage, rather then the have a long list of individual files.

Edited for grammatical corrections - I'll blame in on the spell checker :)
« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 02:02:10 am by Habanero Smoker »


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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 06:23:27 am »
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If you are running Microsoft Windows 95 or later:
Locate the file you just downloaded and right click on it.
This will open a menu window that gives you the option to ‘Extract’ or ‘Extract all’.
Select one of these options, follow the prompts, paying close attention to what directory you are extracting the file(s) to.

These options I do not  have on either of my machines when I right click  Win 7 w/ IE8 or XP Pro w/ IE8

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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 02:24:31 pm »
I will need to check my other machines. The one I am on I running XP Pro SP3, and I have WinRar installed as the default uncompressor. When I click on a zip file, my options on this machine are "Extract files"; "Extract Here"; "Extract To"; plus a few more options that WinRar provides. I'll see what comes up on my other machines.

It seems that Vista and Win 7 does it a little differently. I don't have Win 7 to test, but found these instructions and a video on the MicroSoft site Compress & Uncompress Zip File. I follow up with this further, since the video is not running properly on this machine.


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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 04:40:16 pm »
Win7 has "Extract All" on the context menu (if it's a .zip file)
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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 01:28:05 am »
Win7 has "Extract All" on the context menu (if it's a .zip file)

Thanks for the feed back.

With XP besides the "extract" there is another option when you right click you can also use "Open with".

Olds;
Compressing the newsletter PDF files does not save that much space. So the issue is how to make it easiest for the end user, but also allowing me to organize it without stringing a long list of single column files. The more I have been working with tables, the more comfortable I am with setting them up. With tables (and links within a page) I believe I will be able to organize the newsletters by volume without having compressing them. Right now I am working on OU812's bacon weave pictorial; that is when it struck me that I could use tables to list the files. Once that is completed I will work on the newsletter thread.


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Offline Tenpoint5

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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 07:39:58 am »
Hab's since you probably don't hear it enough.

Thanks for Everything you do!! Especially the behind the scene stuff!!
Bacon is the Crack Cocaine of the Food World.

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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2010, 08:33:29 am »
What 10.5 said.  ;D

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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2010, 02:12:08 pm »
You're welcome!

I'm retired now so I have time on my hands. It help keep me out of trouble, and from running the streets or should I say the country roads. :D


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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010, 01:53:31 pm »
The download page for the newsletter has been modified. You can now directly download the PDF file with out having to uncompress it.

I've checked the links and they all appear to be working correctly.


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Re: 10.5 & Hab
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2010, 05:53:03 am »
Okie dokie & thanks!

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