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301  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Capture only part of a scrolling window on: July 15, 2014, 04:41:40 PM
Hi Dale,

*** UPDATE: ***

I just went back to look at things again...the pdf , jpg , and png files captured.
If I open the pdf file on Adobe reader, it fills about 2.5 screens (vertically) on my laptop,
yet, when I look at the top Adobe menu bar, near where it shows the % magnification,
it shows that it is viewing Page 1/1 : so there is only 1 page ... but it is long.

If I try to print it without using shrink-to-fit (fit-to-page), it crops a smaller area, vertically and horizontally to print.

If I drag & drop the pdf file into a Word document, it gets truncated vertically (along it length), and it is offset to the horizontally
to the right based on the doc's margins.  I must resize the file (grabbing its resize tabs at its corners) to make it fit within the Word document.

If I drag & drop the jpg file into a Word document, the file automatically gets resized (fit-to-page) basd on its length.

Similalry, for a png file.

okay, that answers my questions about 'page 1' etc.
It's important to understand that SC creates a single image from your manual scroll.
You probably have an A4 printer - if the image is bigger than A4, it cannot print at full size on your printer - so it offers to print at fit-to-page, or it offers to print a selection/detail. When printing a detail, it will select the centre part of the image (that's why it picks page 2 of 3 pages) unfortunately this cannot by changed in Adobe Reader.

I'm on a Windows 8 machine, with Adobe Reader X1 (11)
Here's the print dialogue I see:

[attachimg=#]

in this version, there is an option to print 'Poster' - this will print the image at 100% and break it up in as many pages as necessary. Do you have that on your version?

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Re the Word problems - if you want a screenshot to go over multiple pages, you have to take multiple screenshots. (See also next post)
302  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What is the logic of bezier curves? (for Illustrator pen tool) on: July 15, 2014, 04:18:16 PM
My approach is always dive in at the deep end and see how it goes.
Occasionally though, I do miss something fundamental or very helpful with that approach...

Have you tried doing that - just going in the deep end and using the pen tool?
AFAIK up to CS4 the only qualifier key is the Alt key (I havent used more recent versions, and tbh, I still use FreeHand when drawing).

1) Click to make the first point in the line.
2) Click to make a second point, *but* hold the mouse button down. Now try dragging: the point you made stays where it is, but the drag extends the 'handle' (called 'direction line' in your image above) and the curve changes. Let go at some stage :-) and the curve is decided (can be changed later though).
3) Now create the next point - this time try pressing the Alt key when dragging the 'handle' - the handle changes from a straight line to an angled line. Try letting go of the Alt key (keeping the mouse button pressed the whole time) and then pressing the Altkey again. The new angled handle will change the next part of the curve when the next point is created - sort of like creating an 'm' curve.

Note: if you dont do the drag thing you will have straight lines between points.

Okay: you've posted again - basically you can create any curve: some curves will need more points which can only be figured out by trying it. A good way of seeing what can be done (and figuring out how to do it) is to trace something e.g. import a bitmap image and trace.
303  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Capture only part of a scrolling window on: July 15, 2014, 10:07:50 AM
First, let me recap what I had to do since my key-clicks differed from what was stated in the video.
Again, I am using an HP laptop, which involves having the use the function (fn) and Alt keys.

Open SC (via the Start menu, or double-click its shortcut icon)
Its icon appears in the system tray, with a blue screen background.

Press fn+Ctrl+Shift+PrtScr to obtain the red area-capture rectangle.
The SC's system tray icon, with a red screen background

If necessary, move your mouse pointer so that it is in the window area to be captured,
otherwise the red rectangle will select a different (possibly larger) rectangular area.

Press  fn+Ctrl+Click

Select Item 3: Begin a Scrolling Window Capture on this Object.

Select Item 2: Let me Manually Scroll the Window

Click top bullet (if needed): Target Window with Vertical Content

Click Next

Minimize or move dialog box outside the window to be captured.

Press fn+Alt+PrtScr to capture the first screen

Press the Page Down button on your keyboard to scroll down an entire page.

Press fn+Alt+PrtScr to capture the next screen

Repeat the Capture/Scroll process until you capture all of the screens that you want.

Click Done in the Dialog box that you had Minimized/Moved.

Press Start Here: Guess Margins
Press Then: Guess Overlaps Given Margins

Press 100% then Preview now to view the capture in the small window pane area.

Press OK, Save built image button.
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yes, laptops can be troublesome if you want to use the more 'exotic' keys.
That's a good description/tutorial - could be added to the help file.

Quote
A dialog box appears with options to Discard, Save, Print, ... the image.
If you save the file, change the file extension to say jpg is desired.
It defaults to file type, png.
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png makes a much better image, hence the default -
default format can be changed in options (Advanced>)

If I select to print the image, the entire captured image does not get print[/i].
In my case, only Page 2 of 3, printed.
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this sounds like a bug.
I thought a workaround would be to save and then print, but you say:

1 I saved the image to a jpg file, then opened it to print it.
The program only prints Page 1 normal size, or the entire capture as "fit-to-page",
so that it is small, thus hard-to-read.

2 If I copy & paste the jpg file into a Word document, it only keep one first page,
based on the margins set for the Word document.

3 Similarly, if I save it as a pdf file , Adobe Reader can print the entire image in "fit-to-page",
not the normal/captured size.
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I numbered the above:
1) I'm unclear here: when you say 'Page 1', what do you mean - it should be one single image
2) same as above
3) PDF in Adobe Reader will print a large image here if my printer page-size is big enough for the image - otherwise it can print a detail, or 'fit-to-page'.

And, by capturing an integer number of successive full-screen snapshots, I am capturing more information than what I may want. Example:   I may only want to capture the area of 2.25 screens, but in order to do so, I must capture 3 full screens; thus, I have extra information that I may not want.
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capture only as much as you want - you will have a bigger overlap with the last two shots if you only want a quarter of a screen. SC seems to manage this quite well here.
EDIT// no, not as successful as I thought - easiest solution would be to crop your image
304  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: July 06, 2014, 05:29:58 PM
The european robin will hang out if you're doing any gardening or pretty much up to anything outside. I've fond memories of messing around in the garden as a kid while my dad did the serious gardening and a robin hanging out nearby with it's head cocked waiting for a worm to appear.
But I've never seen or heard of one trying to teach someone how to catch a worm Kiss
305  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 05, 2014, 05:11:21 PM
Scented Candles for Life’s Disappointments

http://theflickingcandles.com/collections/all

Nice. I suppose it's no accident that they named their company "flicking" candles and write it in all caps so that the L and the I in flick looks like a U.

dont know if it qualifies there with a serif font -
unlike the Megaflicks sign...

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306  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Capture only part of a scrolling window on: July 04, 2014, 02:58:03 AM
Hi DaleB
you dont need the SC main window open at all -
by click in the window, I meant the window you want to do a capture of.

You can update e.g. by right-clicking the tray icon.
307  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: June 29, 2014, 04:44:18 PM
^ Thmbsup
308  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Capture only part of a scrolling window on: June 29, 2014, 04:41:06 PM
Using manual scrolling capture:
(which is fairly new so I'm not sure how well it is documented)

  • Click in your window
  • Ctrl+Shift+PrtScr
  • Window will be framed with red line
  • Ctrl+Click in window
  • Click on Option 2 (Manual Scroll) in the dialogue that opens
  • Follow instructions,
  • Scroll as much or as little as you want
  • Follow instructions (Guess margins; Guess overlap) best look at it @ 100% to see it's okay

Havent used it much but it's been 100% successful here so far.
309  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 29, 2014, 10:14:04 AM
^ta

I should have also said above: working good thumbs up ;-)
310  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 29, 2014, 09:35:47 AM
Update v2.0.0.14 - http://vdsfreak.com/post/90245038515/note5

- Fixed right arrow/page hotkey to switch notes
- When creating a new theme it is based off the currently selected one
- Added import/export theme to the Color Theme Editor
- If a theme is modified it asks to save
- Added ability to add sub menus and separators to the URLs menus.

looking good thumbs up
I'm not sure what the last one means though.

Doesnt bother me, but I was wondering is it intentional that the right-click menu is different from the app-key context menu?
(right-clcik menu being more limited - tbh I dont understand the ones lower down on the app-key menu)
311  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: June 28, 2014, 06:39:21 PM
Angry

yeah, sorry for being so 'smiley' about it,
but after the initial wtf/confusion, I did have to laugh at the whole thing.
312  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: June 28, 2014, 06:21:57 PM
Did you have annotations turned off smiley
or is this video below - claiming that that video above is a fake - a fake? (follow? cheesy)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2My_HOP-bw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2My_HOP-bw</a>
313  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 28, 2014, 03:27:01 PM
edit// xxx.12 - I see you've a new version - will check again //

hi Chris,
enjoying the expanding options thumbs up
Escape and minimise to tray working well here (win 7, x64)

Changing notes with Arrowkeys is broken - Ctrl+Leftarrow works but not Ctrl+Rightarrow. Likewise when the modifier is changed to Alt. Likewise also when Pagekey is used (PgUp works; PgDn not)

When making a new theme:
let's say I'm using Slate theme. I click 'Add' and the new theme reverts to the default.
I'm wondering would it be possible that the new theme could be based on the current theme?

Tray icon:
YMMV but I find the tray icon is visually heavy on the side black bar. I'd recommend making both bars black, or making the black one something equivalent to red e.g. blue or green. (Not sure of my terminology there.)
314  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Soccer World Cup 2014 on: June 28, 2014, 02:07:03 PM
I hate penalty shoot-outs - it's no way to win and no way to lose - and yet, in the end, it would squeeze emotion out of a stone...

Brazil  1-1 (penalties: 3-2)  Chile
315  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Missing out on the Control Panel Items, Launchy didn't on: June 28, 2014, 01:13:14 PM
When dealing with free software and those that try to help you with it, patience is a virtue.  Especially over the weekend.  :Thmbsup

*and* during the world cup cheesy


@saurabhdua - Re the godmode shortcuts, they dont sound like what you want - if you are still interested in them, a simple internet search should get you a couple of good articles and/or simple instructions on how to create. My link/instructions were on how get them into FARR.
316  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :) on: June 28, 2014, 05:13:22 AM

that was entertaining thumbs up
317  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 26, 2014, 05:44:31 PM
(see attachment in previous post)
From a book store signing.  And don't blame the messenger when you get it!

aaaaaggghhh Grin

Thmbsup
318  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Soccer World Cup 2014 on: June 26, 2014, 04:13:30 PM
So the U.S. won, tied, lost, and advanced? I will never make fun of American football again.
cheesy

now it gets serious though Wink
319  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: June 26, 2014, 04:11:39 PM
wraith 6,000

[attachimg=#]

I only had to tweak one digit to get it right tongue
320  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: WARNING: Carefully clean up broken CFL (fluorescent) lightbulbs if you have any on: June 26, 2014, 04:02:15 PM
I knew they were dodgy but not to that extent.
Thanks for the info!
321  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 26, 2014, 07:55:53 AM
@tomos - You can edit the themes using the new theme editor to make the backgrounds lighter. I can still make you a theme with lighter backgrounds if you wish.

I'm sorted - thank you very much !! (I had misread an earlier post, and thought I could only edit text colour with the editor)

PS download now xx.06 - the ini file is still in there FWIW.
322  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Note5 on: June 26, 2014, 05:36:16 AM
^yeah, xx.5 here too.
Also, I presume this by mistake: you have an ini file in the download (I just copied everything over before I noticed it).

Missed out on a couple of versions - great advances/improvements going on thumbs up

I tried changing the text colour on my favourite theme (the default one) - but (for my eyes and monitor at any rate) the darker backgrounds are too dark for black text, but not dark enough for white text. I've started using the Slate theme - it's got the lightest backgrounds I think. First panel is still to dark for my tastes.
Request:
one theme where the backgrounds are all relatively light.

Bug: cant consistently reproduce it though undecided
  • 1) open Note5
  • 2) maximise the window
  • 3) open a note
  • 4) change focus to another note with the mouse; window jumps back to normal size
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Edit: this seems to consistently reproduce it - for step 2):
maximise the window => normal window => maximise window => step 3, etc.
323  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Time lapse video (thread) on: June 25, 2014, 04:32:47 PM
Cruise ship getting a remake - and an extension tellme
it's hard to understand if they just cut it apart, or was it desigened to be extensible. Worth watching full screen anyways.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwG7z_aowKw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwG7z_aowKw</a>

324  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 25, 2014, 04:17:07 PM
Looks like something you'd find sold through an infomercial.

But wait...there's more! Order right now and you'll get not one, but two Magic Spaghetti Forks for the low price of $19.99!

Just imagine the beginning of it, where they show a series of idiots doing it "the old-fashioned way" and making a big mess, with spaghetti flying all over the place, hitting the walls. Because that's the infomercial's favorite tactic for convincing you that you have been doing things wrong, all your life.
 (see attachment in previous post)

at first I thought it was like one of those screwdrivers that turn when you push - now if I could attach a fork head to one of those...
325  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Missing out on the Control Panel Items, Launchy didn't on: June 25, 2014, 09:00:52 AM
To Tomos::: You seem to have approached nearest to my requirement. I wish to understand in detail, how did you accomplish the same!?

have a look here if you still want to set those up:
http://www.donationcoder....30726.msg287416#msg287416
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