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    Charles Slack
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    Does anyone know of any AlphaFour books available for either ver 4 or ver 6? If so please forward info to me.
    Thanks to all who will reply

    cslack@inetgenesis.com

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    Ken Fleming
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    Default RE: AlphaFour Books

    Try BN.com they have several, Using Alpha Four
    Martin, Sherry J. and one Enhansing Alpha Four Using functions And Expressions; Author is Jeffrey S. Benson.


    Ken

  3. #3
    Charles Slack
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    Thanks Ken, I will try that. If you learn of any others please let me know.
    Charles

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    Daniel B. Murray
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    I haven't actually seen a copy myself, but I understand that Sybex
    published "Mastering Alpha Four, Version Four". Alpha actually didn't
    even (AFIK) publish a version 4 book. I just remember getting some
    pamphlets with mine.

    Dan

  5. #5
    Charles Slack
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    Thanks for you reply with the info. Do you have any idea how I can find out if it available?
    Charles

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    cathy benedict
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    Charles,

    No one said anything about the reference manual and tutorial
    manual. I received these when I purchased Alpha 4 V6. I would think you could still acquire them from Alpha Software Corp.

    Cathy Benedict

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    Daniel B. Murray
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    Cathy,

    Alpha no longer provides printed manuals for A4V6 when you buy it.
    I don't think they have any more, but it might be worth a try.
    The "manuals" now come as two .pdf files on a CD. When someone
    on the board first _commented_ about this, I called Alpha, explained
    that I was a registered user and let them check. Then I asked to buy
    the CD. After checking with someone (a supervisor, I guess) they
    quoted me a price of $ 20 plus $5 shipping. They are actually quite
    legible on screen, and print very nicely.

    Dan

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    Charles Slack
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    Cathy, Thanks for your reply dated 9/19. I also gor books with my purchase of A4v6 and I have gone through the tutorial once and am starting it again. All works well when you just read, look at their demo and do what they tell you but when you (I) want to do something a little different I have problems. So how does a person become a good A4 user?
    Charles

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    Robert Picard
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    Default RE: AlphaFour Books

    Hi Charles

    Do you know about Alpha Forum?

    http://www.alphaforum.com/

    They have an archive of past articles with tips, techniques, and how to scripts. I don't know how far back they go. I have been a long time subscriber but they seem to be very moribund right now.

    Anyways they used to publish a hard copy newsletter before they went on the web. I find their back issues very useful for researching a problem.

    I want to keep mind but there might be someone out there who would part with their's

    Good Luck

    Robert

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    Dave Jampole
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    To paraphrase Charlton Heston - "Not from my dying fingers!" My A4 books are dogeared, dirty and there are a few loose pages, BUT they are invaluable - even if II periodically think I know what I'm doing! One of my A4 customers just bought a five-user upgrade and did, in fact, received the manuals on CD. I STRONGLY suggested that they do what I did with my A5 manual-on-a-CD - print them. A 3 inch, 3 hole binder, and you're in business.

    If the lack of a printed manual was my biggest complaint, I'd consider myself a happy camper. Printing the manual from the CD is heap investment for what you get.

    Dave Jampole

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    I believe that there is also a link from the purchase part of this site to an outfit that will print them and spiral bind them for a reasonable fee. I did this with the A5 manuals, they aren't as nice as the original A4 manuals but are serviceable.

    Russ

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