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A5 Developers who need summer reading materials

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  • A5 Developers who need summer reading materials

    This note is for those developers who like to curl with their laptop and read the Xbasic Reference Manual in PDF format. A new version is now available on the Learning Center. It is formatted to 8.5 x 11 for your printing convenience. It also has hot links to topics in the table of contents.

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    RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

    PS. I will produce an A4 version if anyone needs one.


    • #3
      RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

      That would be fantastic. Been hoping for one for A4, even though I don't use it much. I seem to have forgotten a lot of A4 so that would be great.



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        RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

        Russ, i believe Ed is talking about the paper size A4, not Alpha Four.


        Lenny Forziati
        Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
        Alpha Software Corporation


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          RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

          I assumed the pdf A4 manual, is this incorrect? (I've got the program, use it every day)



          • #6
            RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

            Sorry for the confusion. I was talking about the A4 paper size, frequently used by those on the east size of the pond.


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              RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

              IMHO this should not be necessary, since Acrobat allows to stretch/shrink layouts to the paper size at hand. The last 3'000+ pages I printed on A4 came out just fine - even though top and bottom margins seem a bit wider than usual. But that's great for scribbling notes on them :-)

              Thanks for the links in pdf. Sure helps a great lot!

              Between the Alps and a comfy place


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                RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

                Just saw, that you already took it upon you to do it in A4 size.

                Even better so, then :-)


                Between the Alps and a comfy place


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                  RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

                  Ed, a noble and thoughful offer but I don't believe an A4 version is necessary. Hopefully my reply comes in time to save you some work.
                  Metric A4 stationery is 210 mm x 297 mm. This makes it slightly larger than US 8.5 x 11 inch stationery. But this is immaterial if you are producing it in PDF format because the Adobe Reader will just rescale the image on each page if required to fit on the paper anyway. So page numbers in table of contents etc. will still be correct when printed on A4, page breaks will still be in the right place etc. The only other thing I can think of is that some printers will stop and ask for the correct sized stationery to be inserted if they detect the document's preparation stationery size is different to the stationery size in the printer tray. But again, this does not happen with the PDF format anyway. Which means that about the only downside of printing a PDF document on A4 stationery when it has been prepared for 8.5 x 11 inch is the somewhat larger white space at the bottom of each page. I can live with that.


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                    RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

                    yes I would be interested in the AT version


                    • #11
                      RE: A5 Developers who need summer reading material

                      Do you mean A4?