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Old 29-12-2009, 17:51   #46
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1.3.6 Help File

Gordon....

I am finishing the packaging of Version 1.3.6 and would like to include your current help file in the release package for local viewing.

I need two things:
1. Your name, and email contact for the Authors list, if you wish to be included.
2. A zipped copy of all the files needed to show this helpfile in a local default browser with no internet connection.

Good work, Gordon, and Thanks
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Old 30-12-2009, 01:04   #47
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Gordon....

I am finishing the packaging of Version 1.3.6 and would like to include your current help file in the release package for local viewing.

I need two things:
1. Your name, and email contact for the Authors list, if you wish to be included.
2. A zipped copy of all the files needed to show this helpfile in a local default browser with no internet connection.

Good work, Gordon, and Thanks
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This forum did not let me attach the help file.

I sent the zip file, name and my email address to your Yahoo address.

Let me know if it doesn't work.

Gordon
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Old 30-12-2009, 03:18   #48
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Gordon, Dave,

Are we planning on translating the help file for a next version?

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Old 30-12-2009, 10:39   #49
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Gordon, Dave,

Are we planning on translating the help file for a next version?

Bart
I don't have any plans for translating the help file. I'll leave it up to anyone who has experience in translating.

The current help file location was stated as a place for parallel development to lesson the load of the developers of OpenCPN.

There is a web site being developed for OpenCPN. I would think the web site will be translated to different languages. Plans are to move the help file over to the website.

I have been monitoring the hits on the help file. There seems to be more hits generated from out side of the US.
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Old 30-12-2009, 20:20   #50
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Help for 1.3.6

gmau...

Downloaded the zip file. I'm afraid it is not usable as is.

I'm not familiar with this compressed XML format, but I believe it has many embedded links requiring an online internet connection to open.

What we need is a help file that will load with the internet unplugged or switched off.

Ideas?
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Old 30-12-2009, 21:15   #51
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gmau...

Downloaded the zip file. I'm afraid it is not usable as is.

I'm not familiar with this compressed XML format, but I believe it has many embedded links requiring an online internet connection to open.

What we need is a help file that will load with the internet unplugged or switched off.

Ideas?
Dave
I have been able to save the help file in HML or MHTML (Microsoft HTL) formats.

I just unpluged my internet connection and loaded both files. They loaded ok. None of the links worked because of the disconnect from the internet. The help file does not pull anything from places on the internet. All of the text and graphics are contained in the file. The links are just for the user to go to other places on the internet.

I can removed the links. Really don't think that's a good idea in case users are hooked to the internet and want to use the links. I can add a note that the external links won't work unless connected to the internet.

I just sent one file to begin with to see if the file got to you. I was hoping it would do what you wanted. To speed things up, I can send you the HML file with the links removed. I can also send two MHTML files. One with the links and another without the links.

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Old 30-12-2009, 21:37   #52
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gmau....

Not sure whats best here. Send me a bunch of options.

I tried just playing dumb and loading the XML in Firefox with no internet, and it just hung indefinitely. Any hints?

email address you used last time is fine....

Thanks
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gmau....

Not sure whats best here. Send me a bunch of options.

I tried just playing dumb and loading the XML in Firefox with no internet, and it just hung indefinitely. Any hints?

email address you used last time is fine....

Thanks
Dave
Before I flood the internet a quick note.

In the latest release I got a tips.hml file. It looks like a previous helpfile I created.

Do you know how it got into the release?

Does that tips.hml file work with the browser that hung with the file I sent you?

I'm thinking of trying to get a file to you from openoffice write. That was my first try for sending you a file. It got some formating errors when I tried to save it.

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I just loaded the help file I saved in OpenOffice. It needs the internet connection to load the graphics. That may be the reason the file I sent you hangs in your browser.

I'll try other options.
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gmau....

Not sure whats best here. Send me a bunch of options.

I tried just playing dumb and loading the XML in Firefox with no internet, and it just hung indefinitely. Any hints?

email address you used last time is fine....

Thanks
Dave
1.1 meg file sent to your Yahoo account.
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i´m working in a spanish translation about OpenCPN help file , here
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