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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 02:23    Post_subject:  PDF guide>?  

In windows i downloaded many many PDF guides on how to optimize tweak config everything from streamlining windows to making it work with you not against you

most new pple Like myself wanna know these kinda things in a new enviroment fast and yesh yesh there are these forums but like i said "fast" And at that their own pace not needing to wait on others

plus it would counter windows in that department

if a couple pros with puppy linux got together and made a guide of their knowledge in simple PDF format (i say PDF cuz its handy and doesnt need a "certaint" OS to use) and link it up for download OR make it come pre loaded on puppy

I know you guys say the help file is large and informative but if im on a windows system without needing to surf the web for help i could just pop in a CD or floppy or pen drive with Foxit and awya i go to learn more about puppy

IDK if this idea has been done but i havent seen it anywheres yet i just get referd back to the help files so if it has been done Plz inform me

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 03:20    Post_subject: PBK - Puppy Knowledge Base  

Well if someone dotpups this (it is possible read Barrys note further down)
http://www.murga.org/%7Epuppy/viewtopic.php?p=16925#16925

or perhaps we can start it here . . .
http://www.writeboard.com/

. . .then we create, print out and fold using this
http://www.pocketmod.com/

Soon we will have many Puppy Experts

This is definetly a project for Puppy Promotion week starting 14 October 2005

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 03:32    Post_subject:  

oh man that was all Confusing XD let me just ask somthign here I.E. you think its a good plan and could have other massive potential?
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 03:40    Post_subject:  

Do puppy CDs come with any documentation when mailed>?
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 04:11    Post_subject:  

it's a good plan Cool
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 04:25    Post_subject:  

Shweeeeeeeet
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 04:34    Post_subject:  

that was me anywho there could be two guides one for setting up puppy With full in detail info for every concept that a noob needs to know then there could be a hardcore Optimize puppy one the noob one could be printed and sent with the cd too

IDK but if we make puppy more "company" like pple wont be so scared of changing BUT we cant go to company like cuz then money would get involved and i think we all agree on wanting to keep it free i mean we can use some ideas without looking like a big "corporation" making puppy look more profesional instead of a little freeware OS

Sorry not to rag on how puppys set up but my first impresion and i bet including manys that puppy was a little unknown "toy" OS which can make alota pple not even download it

but truthfully i think all of our goals here is to spread puppy no>?

Just spittingout ideas as they come to me id love feedback on what you guys think positive or negative it no matter i just wanna know what pple think

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 17:47    Post_subject:  

Personally, I think PDF sucks. I prefer html.

Incidentally, the documentation that comes with Puppy (Puppy's "Help") is the best of any distribution I've seen.
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Oct 2005, 21:29    Post_subject:  

Well as long as the format of the file can be used on any OS easily without internet that is highly reliable to work thats the main point i was trying to make and the last PDF guide i downloaded was just amazing so i was leaning towards PDF for that reason
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Oct 2005, 23:09    Post_subject:  

For maximun protability you can't beat ascii Smile
Html would be my next pick as its readable with almost any editor, you only have to ignore all the html code, and it allows formating of the text and jumping around from chapter to chapter.
I have some manuals in .pdf here from a couple of years ago that ghost reader cant handle, if the html is kept simple that wont happen.

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Oct 2005, 23:11    Post_subject:  

Whats ascii>? never heard of it ><
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Oct 2005, 23:47    Post_subject:  

Its what a plain text file is written in, What edlin, edit and notepad all use any word processor can read it. Have a look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII for some interesting history.

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Oct 2005, 23:54    Post_subject:  

ya but that to me is a little idk Unprofesional sounding>? its to basic way to basic for a full detailed guide that can reach large size which i htink would get Way to anoying in Notepade on widows pls notepade doesnt include pics i think right>? and if we wanan make a guide it should have some basic pics of certaint things even if in black and white
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2005, 00:20    Post_subject:  

What do you mean "no pics in notepad!" Have you never heard of ascii art? And you claim to be experienced with computers. Hah!

I think I'd prefer html, because I rarely use pdfs, so I am off balance in a pdf reader. With html, I can read in good old Firefox.

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2005, 00:23    Post_subject:  

PDF is not suitable for a file that can grow to a large size, specially considering that puppy may be installed in computers with low specs.

PDF is a resource hog. Large documents take for ever to open, scroll and search in a decent computer. I cannot even imagin how it would be in a slow computer.

Creating hyperlinks in PDF is not easy either.

HTML is easy to create and edit, It can be accessed from any platform this days. It can grow any size and if it's well structured the requirements stay low. It's easy to modify and maintain and easy to distribute.

Yes, It does not give you 100 % control of the page layout. On the other hand, it does not force you to a specific page layout.

PDFs are good for brochures. Documentation is cumbersome in PDF.
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