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Old Nov 09, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Steve,
Just found this string so I thought I would chime in.
Enjoy your site so much that I pop in every day without fail.
I even made a donation once. Keep it up!
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:21 AM
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...if a PDF is derived from a vector, program INKSCAPE can recapture the vector.
Open the PDF in INKSCAPE, save it as an EPS file.
Open the EPS file in CAD. Save in native format.
If it fails to open, it wasn't vector derived, or corrupted.
I like Al Hogal's PDFs because his CAD work can be re-captured.
That's interesting. I wonder if this method would still work on one of these pdf's that I've messed about with in Photoshop then saved again. I would expect that breaks the 'vectoriness' but not sure.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Thanks Eric. Anyone who makes a donation towards hosting is of course a hero of the highest order.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Have added a new area to the site http://www.outerzone.co.uk/books/index.asp so that I can try out a method of posting complete scanned books online, page by page, with all text and pics. The area is working but still a bit untidy as yet, feel free to have a go and give me feedback thoughts on it.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 09:13 AM
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Another request for help. I have got a nice scan sent in here of the plan and article : Golden Wings glider by Vic Smeed, from July 1955 Aeromodeller. But the scan of the page with the actual plan is too low resolution to scale up to full size. Text comes out unreadable. Can someone scan and submit that plan page at high res, maybe say 600dpi? Here's a pic of the low-res plan...

Edit. doh, wrong thread. Need to repost this on the other thread.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Hi, Steve. Outerzone is absolutely fantastic.
Outerzone is a wonderful site for modelers who still like to build old models ,
build with balsa and silk, slowly and with pleasure.
Thank you very much.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:03 AM
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Hi Fergonzalez, and thanks for the kind words.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Does no-one have any thoughts on the "Books" section, at all? Maybe I am building something that nobody wants, in that section. Could be.

I have just tried using it on the iPad, and you know how in the Safari browser you sometimes get the 'Reader' button appears in the address bar? It does that beautifully. Not sure exactly how it works, but it grabs all the text, all the pics, and displays a lovely page for reading in the iPad screen. You can of course scroll up and down, and blimey if it doesnt automatically follow all the 'next' links and then cleverly load all the next chapters (into the bottom of the same screen) as you are reading along - it basically means you can sit and read the whole boook as one long enormous page, just swiping to scroll as you go along. Very cool.

My point here isnt that I did something clever with the Books pages. Rather, it is that the 'Reader' button does something clever with them.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:05 PM
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The books section is briliant! I just keep forgetting thats its there Thanks
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:19 PM
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The books section is briliant! I just keep forgetting thats its there Thanks
What Owl said; it's an excellent idea.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:54 PM
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What's this, another thread I've found. Considering I am a dedicated fan of Outerzone I just can't understand how I missed it. My thoughts on Outerzone - I recommend it to everyone that has an interest in building proper models.

I like the idea of incorporating CAD files in the system and would be more than willing to contribute all of mine. Steve if you do decide to add the facility then all I need is an e-mail and the files will be with you.

Just keep up the excellent work.

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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Although I understand that CAD drawings can have certain advantages, I still find them cold and sometimes not very clear. Why don't you keep both original and CAD drawings, as with some plans, for us to enjoy both formats?
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Totally agree.
CAD is good, but ..
Keep the original plans!
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Yes. Confirmed, that is what will happen. PDF will continue to be the default format on Outerzone for all plans... DXF files will only appear as an optional supplement to an existing PDF file.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Thank God Steve!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for that.
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