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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2012, 05:50:29 PM »
Re: RWD E-Book in PDF format

For the past hour or so I've been playing with a number of PDF converters, PDF virtual printers, etc. etc.

They work alright on the book .EXE, but the problem is that they will create a .PDF file only for the currently shown page, NOT for the entire book :(, which renders it very impracticable for us to make a PDF version downloadable from RWD - it would consist of a myriad of small files.
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2012, 06:02:48 PM »
Sandro,

I don't know what is going on with the downloads. I downloaded twice under XP.  The exe files downloaded were 140 KB and 234 KB each time.  I went to my laptop and downloaded under Vista  and the file is about 240KB.  There might be something in the binary file that is interrupting the downloads.

Do you have the source data before it went into your authoring application?  It should be fairly easy to make a MS Word or PDF file.  If you can send me the sources, I will take a look at it.

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2012, 06:14:20 PM »
Sandro,I don't know what is going on with the downloads. I downloaded twice under XP.  The exe files downloaded were 140 KB and 234 KB each time.  I went to my laptop and downloaded under Vista  and the file is about 240KB.  There might be something in the binary file that is interrupting the downloads.
I just did it again under XP, and the downloaded file is 4,809 Kb. No idea why your downloads break up early. Anybody else experiencing the same problem?

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Do you have the source data before it went into your authoring application?  It should be fairly easy to make a MS Word or PDF file. If you can send me the sources, I will take a look at it.
Doug, of course I still have the source data, but you'll have to ask Dan for that ;).
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2012, 06:14:51 PM »
The file doesn't download properly [sometimes] with Internet Explorer.
If you have a problem, right-click on the download link and then
select "save target as" and choose a download location.
Seems to download ok on Chrome.
 
« Last Edit: February 10, 2012, 06:20:58 PM by JohnDearGreen »
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2012, 06:15:03 PM »
Sandro,

I don't know what is going on with the downloads. I downloaded twice under XP.  The exe files downloaded were 140 KB and 234 KB each time.  I went to my laptop and downloaded under Vista  and the file is about 240KB.  There might be something in the binary file that is interrupting the downloads.

Do you have the source data before it went into your authoring application?  It should be fairly easy to make a MS Word or PDF file.  If you can send me the sources, I will take a look at it.

Doug

I am attaching a screenshot of the process I just NOW performed.

Step 1 was to click the link on this page -- http://www.russianwomendiscussion.com/index.php?action=ezportal;sa=page;p=47

That brought up the pop-up window shown. Note in the pop-up window it shows the filename: MOTW.exe and the file size: 4.7 MB.

Step 2 is to save that file to a local directory on your PC.

Step 3 is to double-click the file (wherever it is saved) and it opens the viewer.

If something is going wrong, please let us know if there are any differences from the description above. BTW - this was done in FireFox. If you are using a different browser, let me know and if I have it I will try the same steps with that browser.

Hope this helps.

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2012, 06:18:33 PM »
And attached is a screenshot of the process using Internet Explorer.

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2012, 06:26:47 PM »
I'll join the fun and contribute Opera's version ;D.
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2012, 06:33:26 PM »
I noticed upthread a bit, there was someone else that got the same error message as I get when clicking on the .exe file.... not a valid win32 application.  He did not mention the file size but I suspect that it was also short.

I am using Windows XP SP3, Internet Explorer 8.  This is the first time I have ever had a download consistently come up as a partial file.  It does give me a download complete message in the window.

Since it also happened to someone else, I doubt it is accociated with my ISP  (Verizon) but anything is possible :)

Also, get the same results with Vista.
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2012, 06:35:26 PM »
P.S.  I also tried the "Save target as" option with the same results.
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2012, 06:37:54 PM »
Sandro, Dan,

Could you please try to email it to me.  Please change the extension to .doc or something.  I will change it back to exe after I download it.
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2012, 07:19:02 PM »
Sandro, Dan,

I just connected to someones unsecured wi-fi in the neighborhood and was able to successfully download the e-book.

This leaves me to believe that the problem has something to do with the Verizon FIOS network.  With all data and TV, Phone, etc that is coming over the fiber, maybe there is something in the binary file that is being inerpreted as a command or something.  In any case, if it happens in the future I will know where to look.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2012, 07:24:40 PM »
Seems to be an IE bug.  If I wait a while (more than 10 seconds) to click the Save option, I get a truncated download.  If I respond quickly to click Save it downloads the full file.
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2012, 07:35:49 PM »
Seems to be an IE bug.  If I wait a while (more than 10 seconds) to click the Save option, I get a truncated download.  If I respond quickly to click Save it downloads the full file.

>>Seems to be an IE bug.<<

Solution:

1. Switch to FireFox (see post above)
2. Switch to Opera (see post above)
3. Switch to Chrome (this post)

Seriously, IE has had problems of this sort for a very VERY long time. Consider alternatives.

Attached is a screenshot showing the process using Chrome (by Google). Of those I tried, this one seemed the easiest and most intuitive - even though I use FF 99% of the time.

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2012, 09:36:59 PM »
I just finished reading the complete Men of the West, Women From the East inluding the Appendix.  Congratulations!!  You guys did a fantastic job.

This book along with the free E-Book from Mark Davis as a supplement is all a newbie needs.  There is no reason anyone needs to spend money to purchase anything else.

Whoever wrote the Toilet portion of the appendix needs to be credited with having me rolling on the floor laughing.  It describes exactly my experience and fears when using public toilets in Ukraine.  Some readers might think it is a joke, but trust me it is real life!  How to maintain your balance is a real trick.

The only thing I can think of that you might want to add to new additions would be to describe the superstitions and temperment of FSU women.

Great Job !!!!!!
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2012, 07:43:44 AM »
The only thing I can think of that you might want to add to new additions would be to describe the superstitions and temperment of FSU women.
Doug, there's something about that in CHAPTER 7 - FINAL CONSIDERATIONS ;):

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HEALTH, HYGIENE & FITNESS
...You are told that iced tea kills
...The air-conditioners are blamed for a bout of bad health, yet they have been switched OFF ever since
she arrived
...The ceiling fan is going to make her sick
...You are told "I have a headache, maybe we should stop at the ice-cream parlor to make it go away"
...You learn everyday new things about how to lead a healthy life
...You discover new marvels of medicine, such as putting dog fur rather than ice on an inflamed lower
back, or your 23-y.o. son is told to pee on his sunburned legs
...Your sunburn is smeared with sour cream
...Your water bill has more than trebled since her arrival
...The sound of running water in the bathroom brings on erotic thoughts
...You hear she telling you that sex is 'good for organism'

Glad you finally managed to get a working copy, and thanks for the accolade :D.
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2012, 03:54:46 PM »
 
Downloads OK now.  Tried both clicking on the link and using "save target as".  Both now work.  Using Win XP SP3 and IE8.
 
Looking forward to reading it.  Thanks for posting it. . .
 
 

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2012, 08:30:29 PM »
Downloaded instantly with no problems - Windows7 and IE9.

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2012, 07:30:40 PM »
I just finished reading the complete Men of the West, Women From the East inluding the Appendix.  Congratulations!!  You guys did a fantastic job.

This book along with the free E-Book from Mark Davis as a supplement is all a newbie needs.  There is no reason anyone needs to spend money to purchase anything else.

Whoever wrote the Toilet portion of the appendix needs to be credited with having me rolling on the floor laughing.  It describes exactly my experience and fears when using public toilets in Ukraine.  Some readers might think it is a joke, but trust me it is real life!  How to maintain your balance is a real trick.

The only thing I can think of that you might want to add to new additions would be to describe the superstitions and temperment of FSU women.

Great Job !!!!!!

Indeed.  It is exactly my experience. 

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2012, 07:34:36 PM »
The link to Taz's novella was very interesting.  Having read it, I'm glad I avoided driving myself anywhere in Russia or Ukraine...and now I think I'll have to search for other Taz threads as it sort of left me hanging.

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2012, 08:32:27 PM »
Re: RWD E-Book in PDF format

For the past hour or so I've been playing with a number of PDF converters, PDF virtual printers, etc. etc.

They work alright on the book .EXE, but the problem is that they will create a .PDF file only for the currently shown page, NOT for the entire book :( , which renders it very impracticable for us to make a PDF version downloadable from RWD - it would consist of a myriad of small files.

Sandro, Word and Open Office has the ability to generate PDF files.  It should keep all navigation as well. 

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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2012, 06:27:11 AM »
Sandro, Word and Open Office has the ability to generate PDF files.  It should keep all navigation as well.
OK, but the book source is in HTML - as required by the compiler that we used - so that route is not practical, I think ::).
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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2012, 10:18:28 AM »
Re: RWD E-Book in PDF format

For the past hour or so I've been playing with a number of PDF converters, PDF virtual printers, etc. etc.

They work alright on the book .EXE, but the problem is that they will create a .PDF file only for the currently shown page, NOT for the entire book :( , which renders it very impracticable for us to make a PDF version downloadable from RWD - it would consist of a myriad of small files.


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Re: RWD Announces 'Men of the West, Women From the East'
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2012, 02:20:45 PM »
I congratulate the team who have realized this book, and thank them. It will be a diamond for all newbies. 
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