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Realname: Charles Duckworth
About me:Biochemistry degree. VSO in africa. Teacher in South America and UK. In a former life started with a BBC'B' (1981). Author of some 'AcornSoft' software. RiscPC user for 12 years. IB chemistry examiner for 16 years. Family have flown the nest so looking for things to do with my RPC.
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On An idiot's guide to making PDFs:

My experince of emailing authors in the past has been: No reply. Don't bother me, use the forums and I will pick it up.

I have to be completely honest and say that I did get a very positive and hlpful response from you on a previous occasion.

I should, however, like to point out that the article is entitled 'An Idiot's guide...'. I did comment on the difference between what PC users can expect from software publishers and what RPC users can expect. I have not been a programmer since BBC'B' days and these days simply rely on the documentation which programs come with.

Gotta go out.

 is a RISC OS UserDuckers on 25/6/06 12:41PM
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On An idiot's guide to making PDFs:

I hope I have achieved my original intention which was to identify pitfalls and offer some support for those with original RPCs or Virtual Acorn on a PC. Knowing what to try and what not to try may help. I am quite happy to try to support anybody attempting PDF conversion for the first time. It is worth getting one or both of the programs working. Since writing the above I am on a different project - writing a book on antiques with several photos (sprite files) on each page. For this I have swung in favour of GS8 over RiScript for the following reason: RiScript can't handle publisher documents with sprites larger than about 1.5Mb in size. It converts a certain amount of the sprite file and just stops. GS8 has no trouble and gets there in the end. There are a few other little niggles that I will write to Drobe about unless folks want me to post them here.

 is a RISC OS UserDuckers on 25/6/06 11:33AM
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