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Meanie
Any comments on the zbook3k pdf file I generate for my website?

The direct link to the file is http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/book/zbook3k.pdf
jfv
My browser (which launches acrobat) says the file is damaged and could not be repaired.

Felipe
GadgetGuy
QUOTE(jfv @ Oct 4 2005, 08:42 AM)
My browser (which launches acrobat) says the file is damaged and could not be repaired.

Felipe
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Just downloaded now ( it is 10:16 EST ) and it works with Acrobat.
jfv
I tried again, this time using wget and now it opens fine in acrobat and xpdf.

Felipe
rebski
This is a great resource and so handy to have it in one file. I get dizzy trying to keep track of all this stuff.
Meanie
QUOTE(rebski @ Oct 5 2005, 03:06 AM)
This is a great resource and so handy to have it in one file. I get dizzy trying to keep track of all this stuff.
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This pdf file gets updated regularly, in fact, each time any of the html pages changes, it also gets updated.
John Galt
Are you kidding me? This is THE best resource for the SL-C3X00!
charlie
"Are you kidding me? This is THE best resource for the SL-C3X00!"

Please,

I'm just a lurker and occasionally when I have a problem, a pest, but , everything on these boards is provided by people, through the goodness of their own hearts, in either their own time or, as is more likely, while skiving at work.

Any complaints about resources shouldbe addressed to Sharp and pure unquestioning gratitude to the 5 or 6 people that help us poor numpty's keep our zaurus's functioning.

I only have 5500 by the way.

Thanks for the continued support.

Chas
icruise
Was he complaining? blink.gif
champagnierle
QUOTE(Meanie @ Oct 6 2005, 04:40 AM)
This pdf file gets updated regularly, in fact, each time any of the html pages changes, it also gets updated.

I found it today and I like it a lot!

THX for your docu

Marc
John Galt
I guess that was one interpretation. Here's a more direct approach:

Meanie, this is one of the best resource documents I have seen on such applications. And I have used many, many of them from the early Sharp clamshell devices, to Win CE ones, palm, etc. Keep up the good work!!
merli
QUOTE(Meanie @ Oct 4 2005, 03:32 PM)
Any comments on the zbook3k pdf file I generate for my website?

The direct link to the file is http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/book/zbook3k.pdf
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Great to have whole your site in one pdf! I have one comment. Could you generate book to be in portrait format? I think that then would be better readable in Z using qpdf2. Or maybe in both landscape and portrait.
Meanie
QUOTE(merli @ Oct 13 2005, 10:13 PM)
QUOTE(Meanie @ Oct 4 2005, 03:32 PM)
Any comments on the zbook3k pdf file I generate for my website?

The direct link to the file is http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/book/zbook3k.pdf
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Great to have whole your site in one pdf! I have one comment. Could you generate book to be in portrait format? I think that then would be better readable in Z using qpdf2. Or maybe in both landscape and portrait.
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That's easy to do smile.gif
Meanie
Does anyone else have a preference to the zbook being in portrait or landscape mode? I am planning on only generating one version since it takes too much time for me to upload on my slow link. At the moment I am thinking about switching to only provide a portrait mode version. Any thoughts?
merli
QUOTE(Meanie @ Oct 21 2005, 03:30 AM)
Does anyone else have a preference to the zbook being in portrait or landscape mode? I am planning on only generating one version since it takes too much time for me to upload on my slow link. At the moment I am thinking about switching to only provide a portrait mode version. Any thoughts?
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As I said from my point of view portrait mode is better because is readable on Z in qpdf2. Thanks anyway for many information from your site and pdf.
GadgetGuy
QUOTE(Meanie @ Oct 20 2005, 08:30 PM)
Does anyone else have a preference to the zbook being in portrait or landscape mode? I am planning on only generating one version since it takes too much time for me to upload on my slow link. At the moment I am thinking about switching to only provide a portrait mode version. Any thoughts?
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Meanie, I prefer portrait for printing (less pages) or landscape for reading on the Z.

Since I refer most often to the printed version, I would vote portrait.
Meanie
It's been updated yet again. I now am generating them in portrait only and have got the paging almost sorted out. Most of the images won't be split across two pages anymore so it looks much better now when printed out.
kurochka
QUOTE(Meanie @ Nov 14 2005, 03:13 PM)
It's been updated yet again. I now am generating them in portrait only and have got the paging almost sorted out. Most of the images won't be split across two pages anymore so it looks much better now when printed out.
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Hi, meanie. Thanks for all the help.

Maybe it has been fixed already. A while back, I printed out your "book" using 2 pages per sheet (2 portrait originals into 1 landsape sheet). Somehow a lot of blank space was left unused at the top and the bottom while the pages looked too small. It appears to be the result of big margings in the original. Maybe it's just me but I would like to save on ink and paper. So using smaller margins could be helpful when I print your next update.

But thanks for all the good work you do.
sstrungis
I am happy with your book. However, it is next to impossible to read using Opera on my stock SL-5500. Perhaps I am having swap issues?

It's a great read on my PowerBook! A big help as I am speccing out the various C series models and working towards a purchase
t,munari
Big big thanks, it's really the "n. 1 resource" for us 3x00 users,
I confess that reading it I caused me to pick up my C3000 again from the shelf where it lied,
eager to put it to better use...

Good good work!

Tomaso
Greg2
QUOTE(sstrungis @ Nov 15 2005, 02:37 PM)
I am happy with your book.  However, it is next to impossible to read using Opera on my stock SL-5500.  Perhaps I am having swap issues?

It's a great read on my PowerBook!  A big help as I am speccing out the various C series models and working towards a purchase
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I hope this is OK with Meanie?... I've converted his pdf to plucker format so us 5xxx owners can read it on our little screen Z's and think/dream about getting one for Christmas. smile.gif

It's not perfect, but it works on OZ with 'opie-reader' with the 5xxx models. So it should be ok using the new version of 'opie-reader' on a sharp rom. (you may have to adjust the settings for paragraphs?)

Thanks for the book Meanie.

Greg

Here it is:
GadgetGuy
QUOTE(kurochka @ Nov 15 2005, 01:41 PM)
  So using smaller margins could be helpful when I print your next update.

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I find the margins perfect. I print one page per sheet, and have room to put paper clips on the left side: so I get a book-like document, I can easily flip through.

Smaller margins would make this impossible, as the clips would potentially cover some of the text...
Meanie
Since I am using a freebie pdf converter, it doesn't let me control the margin size so if the size is right for you, then lucky you smile.gif but if its too small/too big, then its simply bad luck sad.gif sorry, I am unable to control the margin size. I am not using openoffice to do the conversion since it does some funny things to the formatting when importing html files.
ZDevil
I've been referring to this guide from time to time. It really makes life (with zaurus) much much easier. The PDF version looks great both on my ibook and my C1000. And it's no longer necessary to wait for the whole web page to load up just to check out a few lines of handy tips. Great job, Meanie! smile.gif
Meanie
Just to let everyone know that I updated my site and zbook again.
Omicron
QUOTE(Meanie @ Oct 4 2005, 08:32 AM)
Any comments on the zbook3k pdf file I generate for my website?

The direct link to the file is http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/book/zbook3k.pdf
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AWESOME RESOURCE !!!!!
freebird
QUOTE(Meanie @ Dec 4 2005, 07:46 AM)
Just to let everyone know that I updated my site and zbook again.
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Meanie
Can you add a last updated information on the top of your site

As now it becames big, we can not check all each time to knew if there is new update or not
Thanks smile.gif
Freebird
ArchiMark
Funny, I was thinking about same thing. However, I thought it would be great it you could have a revision or changelog that lists what sections or items got updated, etc.

Then I'd know what if any sections to look at or reprint if I want.

Thanks again Meanie for this great resource.

Mark

QUOTE(freebird @ Dec 12 2005, 10:25 AM)
QUOTE(Meanie @ Dec 4 2005, 07:46 AM)
Just to let everyone know that I updated my site and zbook again.
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Meanie
Can you add a last updated information on the top of your site

As now it becames big, we can not check all each time to knew if there is new update or not
Thanks smile.gif
Freebird
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laur
QUOTE(Meanie @ Oct 4 2005, 06:32 AM)
Any comments on the zbook3k pdf file I generate for my website?


I read you document over the weekend and was impressed and a bit overwhelmed at all that is there.

Will everything that you have in the pdf apply to a C1000? - As per your post to my other message, I am considering installing the Cacko 'rom' and your document would be a great guide to help me get started since you have listed quite a bit of software that works with it, that I think I will want too.

L.
Meanie
If you need to check wether zbook has been updated, you can always check out the timestamp of when it was last uploaded. Use this url: http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/book/

As for changelog, it is a good idea, but too much work for me and I am very busy lately. I just finished a crazy 80 hour work week and also had to fly back and fro between three different cities. It's just too much for me to keep up with...


Anyway, as for the C1000, it is very similar to the C3000 and C3100, more similar to the C3100. The difference between the C3100 and C1000 is that there is an internal harddisk so there is more space available to the C3100 but otherwise, everything is the same, same software, same kernel version and drivers, etc... so really, the only technical difference is that there is no /hdd3
Meanie
It's been a while but zbook has been updated again smile.gif
Jon_J
Meanie, I try to open it with Picsel Browser and I get this, from my post here:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...=0&#entry123187
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It doesn't open Meanie's "zbook3k.pdf" very well. I tried it with a 128MB swapfile.
It opens it with all the images, but most of the text is missing.
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I can read it on my desktop with no problems.
Going to try my Palm with an old version of Picsel Browser.
I don't get it! This opens on my Palm Zire 72 with Picsel Browser 1.0.3 from a samsung phone.
It also shows all the text on my Palm.
On my C3100 Zaurus with Picsel Browser 1.1.2, it opens, but most, (if not all) of the text is missing.
ArchiMark
Meanie,

Thanks for your zbook! It has been a lifesaver!

However, it would be most helpful if you put a note next to a section you've updated that says "Revised: XX/XX/06" so that I'd know what got changed.

Thanks,

Mark
Meanie
zbook has been updated again. 200 pages of zness
tapjpa
QUOTE(Meanie @ Jun 5 2006, 08:30 AM)
zbook has been updated again. 200 pages of zness
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Meanie-

Thanks again for this, it has become my "bible" in dealing with my Z.
Now I'm just sitting at my desk very impatiently awaiting delivery of my 3200 (it's on the delivery truck) so I can put more of this great doc to good use wink.gif.

Jim
kosh
A great documentation.
BTW the PDF book has been updated today
watsons
Thanks, Meanie! smile.gif
kosh
I can't open zbook3K.pdf
Acrobat Reader said about bad file
Jon_J
QUOTE(kosh @ Sep 8 2006, 10:23 AM)
I can't open zbook3K.pdf
Acrobat Reader said about bad file
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Try downloading it again. Sounds like a corrupt download.
I used Windows to DL it. In windows, I use Flashget download manager, since I'm on a 56k
dkm
QUOTE(kosh @ Sep 8 2006, 10:23 AM)
I can't open zbook3K.pdf
Acrobat Reader said about bad file
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I had the same problem when I tried to download it. I was able to successfully downloaded from Meanie's mirror site. Here is the url.
Jon_J
I just downloaded the new version, and it was bad according to Acrobat.
Dated: 08-Sep-2006 00:49 5.7M

Is the version on the mirror site the latest version?
I already have a version from 28-jul-2006
dkm
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Sep 8 2006, 12:50 PM)
I just downloaded the new version, and it was bad according to Acrobat.
Dated: 08-Sep-2006 00:49  5.7M

Is the version on the mirror site the latest version?
I already have a version from 28-jul-2006
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I don't see anything in the document itself to indicate date, but the file has a 09/08/06 creation date so it looks like it is the new version.
Jon_J
I just checked it and the filesize are the same. 5,790kb
Also the new version has 216 pages compared to 200 the July version has.
kosh
Thanks, he mirror site version is working OK
http://zaurus.daemons.gr/menaie/mirror/
and yes the date is 8/09/2006 00:56
Meanie
QUOTE(kosh @ Sep 9 2006, 06:19 AM)
Thanks, he mirror site version is working OK
http://zaurus.daemons.gr/menaie/mirror/
and yes the date is 8/09/2006 00:56
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updated the zbook again and hopefully this one is not corrupted this time smile.gif
kosh
QUOTE(Meanie @ Oct 10 2006, 03:04 PM)
updated the zbook again and hopefully this one is not corrupted this time smile.gif
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Don't worry! Works OK now!
Thanks!
Meanie
it has been a while since the last update but i didn't forget smile.gif
so here it is, the latest and greatest zbook3k is now available...
speculatrix
have you got an Amazon wishlist or similar in order to receive gifts to reward your efforts?
cycle_55
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 26 2007, 08:53 AM)
have you got an Amazon wishlist or similar in order to receive gifts to reward your efforts?
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Paypal works well smile.gif

cycle_55
speculatrix
QUOTE(cycle_55 @ Mar 26 2007, 08:49 PM)
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 26 2007, 08:53 AM)
have you got an Amazon wishlist or similar in order to receive gifts to reward your efforts?
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Paypal works well smile.gif

cycle_55
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His paypal donation link is for Anton Mas. for cacko/kino (already donated to), and I wanted to thank Meanie - besides, if he's buying rocks for his lady, it means before long his gadget fund will be exhausted!!!
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