View Poll Results: Would you like to have printable documentation for TBGL module ?

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Thread: PDF manual for TBGL ?

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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    Hi Lance,

    and welcome

    if you are interested just in printable reference guide, I will start work on it immediately.
    I can automate the translation of html help to PDF relatively quickly.

    If you would like to have textbook containing other information that the one present in TBGL help file, I would guess that would take a bit longer.


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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LanceGary
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hartlef
    Hi Lance,

    welcome on the board.

    No, so far (at least to my knowledge) no PDF manual has been released. But don't resist to ask all the questions that you can't find an answer for it yourself. And have a look in the TBGL helpfile, all information should be inside of it. As you ask about TBGL, my guess is that you want to create games with it. Right?

    Michael
    Thanks for your answer.

    I searched for PDF manual and this was the thread that came up. In fact I'm interested in a variety of programming tasks, including simulations and educational games. (I am a teacher and a researcher). I am still more comfortable reading a manual than reading on screen (old, that is the problem, I suppose) so that is why I asked.

    Lance
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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    In the while ... I've produced a preview PDF version of thinBasic help file.
    Download it from http://community.thinbasic.com/index...17647#msg17647

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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eros Olmi
    In the while ... I've produced a preview PDF version of thinBasic help file.
    Download it from http://community.thinbasic.com/index...17647#msg17647

    Ciao
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    Thank you so much! Your effort is greatly appreciated!

    Lance

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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petr Schreiber
    Hi Lance,

    and welcome

    if you are interested just in printable reference guide, I will start work on it immediately.
    I can automate the translation of html help to PDF relatively quickly.

    If you would like to have textbook containing other information that the one present in TBGL help file, I would guess that would take a bit longer.


    Petr



    Thanks! I will study the one provided by Eros Olmi - I think I need to that before I really know what I want!

    Thanks again

    Lance

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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    Lance and others,

    I prepaired little demoversion of how the final "book" could look.
    Let me know if it is ok for you - I tried to keep the layout little dry, to not torture printers with big ink / toner consumption.
    I try to introduce each area with brief description, and then there is list of keywords for each section.

    So when you need to get picture of TBGL, you can read it all, when you need help on specific command you can seek it according to contents quite fast.

    Let me know.


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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petr Schreiber
    Lance and others,

    I prepaired little demoversion of how the final "book" could look.
    Let me know if it is ok for you - I tried to keep the layout little dry, to not torture printers with big ink / toner consumption.
    I try to introduce each area with brief description, and then there is list of keywords for each section.

    So when you need to get picture of TBGL, you can read it all, when you need help on specific command you can seek it according to contents quite fast.

    Let me know.


    Petr
    Hello Petr -

    That is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks very much.

    Lance

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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    Hi Lance,

    thanks for your reply, so now I have idea how to create it.

    It will take some time, as in the end I decided to not do direct CHM 2 PDF conversion.
    I will post here progress with the PDF "per partes" ( once I finish chapter I will post here ), to not make the waiting too long, and to make possible consulting the look and contents with you and others.

    This way, in the end, we should get usable TBGL manual for printing


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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    I attached new preview to the first post of this topic,

    it covers window and canvas management. Let me know your impressions.
    Once this part is approved, I will move to adding next chapter.


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    Re: PDF manual for TBGL ?

    Hi Petr,

    thanks for uploading the preview. If you are targeting a technical style for it, then you are on the right track. I think you should create it like you want to see it, not what other people think it should look like.

    Michael
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