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FAQ version 1.1 Thu, 10 December 2009 17:57
Hi friends,

I'm pleased to announce that version 1.1 of the FAQ is now available. It has been updated with a few new questions and several small editing errors have been corrected.

A more significant addition to the document is the presence of titles above every summary card. On Sam's suggestion, I added the titles to help users know which card they are looking at. My original idea was that the cards would be recognizable by themselves, but the size of the cards and the quality of the images prevented that from being effective.

Thank you to everyone who helped me look over the FAQ for mistakes and for ways to improve the usefulness of this resource. Enjoy!

Jesse Rasmussen
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Thu, 10 December 2009 18:24
Thanks, Ras. Every update of your nice project is welcomed. Smile

P.S. I've been looking at the Memoir '44 Club's homepage, but no updates since November 11th. Still playing Pacific scenarios since then with the kids?

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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Thu, 10 December 2009 18:30
Thanks for the kind words. I'm hoping that each update will improve the usefulness of this file, and I think this version does just that.

About the Memoir '44 History Club...yes we're still playing Pacific scenarios but I've been terrible about updating the blog site. Sorry about that. With Christmas break coming up I should have some free time and I'll post some entries looking back at how the club went. Sorry for the delays with that! Confused
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Thu, 10 December 2009 19:55
No problem! I'm just interested in how's the club going...
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Thu, 10 December 2009 21:27
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We're having a slight problem with the Cover and Table of Contents page. If you choose to download each individual section (instead of the Full FAQ Booklet), all of the sections are the updated Version 1.1 except for the Cover and Table of Contents. I'll let you know when this problem is resolved. Sorry folks, the problem was with my computer. I hadn't cleared my Cache. Thanks for the help, Franck! Embarassed

You'll discover that the booklet has a new page at the end of it. This page was designed as a place for players to take notes or write questions as they come up in your games! It's page 38 but I didn't include the number, in case you want to print off several pages (Malcolm!).

I hope this helps.

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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 00:00
Everything over at the FAQ site is fine. DoW did it right the first time, but I had failed to clear my Cache so I was still looking at the previous version. Sorry for any confusion!
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 01:04
It looks great!

Thank you, Jesse, for all the work you put into this! It's a real public service for everybody who plays the game.

Folks: One other handy, new feature that he didn't mention: There's a little icon next to entries that have changed since the previous version, so they're easy to spot.
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 03:41
sam1812 wrote on Thu, 10 December 2009 16:04

Folks: One other handy, new feature that he didn't mention: There's a little icon next to entries that have changed since the previous version, so they're easy to spot.


That's right! Look for the small green star to the left of the text. It indicates that the rule was either edited or is brand new.

Thanks for the reminder, Sam. (It was his idea) Wink
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 04:20
I would have liked it just as much if somebody else had suggested it first.
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 17:11
Thanks very much.
As a new player l will find this very helpful.
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 19:27
Thanks!

Just 1 problem: the texts for the Hedgerows, Armored Trains, Tigers, and Air Recon FAQs print out very lightly or not at all.

Other than that it's great!
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 19:30
Mine were like that when viewed on screen but when l printed them they were all ok.
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 19:30
Tuladin wrote on Fri, 11 December 2009 10:27

Thanks!

Just 1 problem: the texts for the Hedgerows, Armored Trains, Tigers, and Air Recon FAQs print out very lightly or not at all.

Other than that it's great!


That's strange! Anyone know why it would do that? Confused When you look on the PDF for those questions are they light as well?

I don't know enough about computers or printers to know if those sections were somehow corrupted along the way or something. Anyone with more knowledge want to help out here? Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 19:34
On the screen, Hedgerows doesn't have any text, and the others are all very light gray.
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Fri, 11 December 2009 19:52
Tuladin wrote on Fri, 11 December 2009 10:34

On the screen, Hedgerows doesn't have any text, and the others are all very light gray.


That's very strange! I don't know why it would be doing that because when I look at the original PDF file, everything is the same as when I created it...black and clear. Anyone know what might be going wrong?

You might try downloading the individual sections to see if those files don't have the problem, or if you were printing the individual sections, you might try the Full Document. It's just a thought.
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Sat, 12 December 2009 00:56
Tuladin wrote on Fri, 11 December 2009 13:27

Thanks!

Just 1 problem: the texts for the Hedgerows, Armored Trains, Tigers, and Air Recon FAQs print out very lightly or not at all.

Other than that it's great!

Tuladin, alboy, and anyone else having problems, what version of Acrobat are you viewing them in, and are you usnig a Mac or PC? (I don't know enough to diagnose any problems, but surely somebody else will.)
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Sat, 12 December 2009 01:14
sam1812 wrote on Fri, 11 December 2009 15:56

Tuladin wrote on Fri, 11 December 2009 13:27

Thanks!

Just 1 problem: the texts for the Hedgerows, Armored Trains, Tigers, and Air Recon FAQs print out very lightly or not at all.

Other than that it's great!

Tuladin, alboy, and anyone else having problems, what version of Acrobat are you viewing them in, and are you usnig a Mac or PC? (I don't know enough to diagnose any problems, but surely somebody else will.)


Good thinking, Sam. I hadn't thought about the version being the possible problem. I know that when I look at the downloaded files using Adobe Reader 9 (version 9.1.3) or the program Preview (version 4.2) both on a Mac, I can see everything in the PDF just fine.

Good luck! Razz
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Sat, 12 December 2009 10:05
rasmussen81 schrieb am Sat, 12 December 2009 01:14


Good thinking, Sam. I hadn't thought about the version being the possible problem. I know that when I look at the downloaded files using Adobe Reader 9 (version 9.1.3) or the program Preview (version 4.2) both on a Mac, I can see everything in the PDF just fine.


Ubuntu 9.10, Gnome Document Viewer shows it fine. But acroread-8.1.2 shows blank paragraphs. I can select them, but I can't see any text. First is the first faq on page 6 (Hedgerows).

http://tardis.rhein-zeitung.de/BGG/faq-bug.jpg

Look at the black lines going to the card, they show white as well. Is this a changed FAQ and you used some sort of change management function? Just guessing here...

Oliver.
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Sat, 12 December 2009 11:21
l am using the latest PDF ver 9.2.0 on Windows XP SP3. My download printed ok. When l viewed the PDF on screen at fit page some had no test while some others had greyed out text, when l viewed it at a larger size Hedgerows text only appeared when l increased the PDF size to 150%.

l hope this is of some help.
      
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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Sat, 12 December 2009 12:27
lydon schrieb am Sat, 12 December 2009 10:05


Ubuntu 9.10, Gnome Document Viewer shows it fine. But acroread-8.1.2 shows blank paragraphs. I can select them, but I can't see any text. First is the first faq on page 6 (Hedgerows).



Just upgraded to acroread 9.2 (I used the wrong software repository), but the blank paragraphs stay the same. Weird. But no real problem, as the Gnome tool (evince) shows it just fine.

Oliver.

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Re:FAQ version 1.1 Sat, 12 December 2009 16:17
lydon wrote on Sat, 12 December 2009 01:05

Ubuntu 9.10, Gnome Document Viewer shows it fine. But acroread-8.1.2 shows blank paragraphs. I can select them, but I can't see any text. First is the first faq on page 6 (Hedgerows).


So it looks like the program has something to do with whether you can see the full document or not. I'm not sure why that would be.

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Look at the black lines going to the card, they show white as well. Is this a changed FAQ and you used some sort of change management function? Just guessing here...

Oliver.



Thanks for the guesses, Oliver. Obviously I changed some things in the document but I created the PDF the same way as every other time. And I'm afraid I don't know what the management function is, so if I changed that it wasn't intentional! Razz
      
    
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