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Documentation? (nomad) - 6/1/2007 11:35 PM PST RRS feed

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  • By: nomad

    I've downloaded the upgrade from iView to Expression Media, and note that 
    there appears to be no documentation. Presumably the iView User's Guide is 
    still largely applicable, but will there be an Expression Media User's Guide 
    at some point?
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:18 PM
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  • By: Robert

    Hi nomad,
    
    Well Microsoft aren't going to listen to me! Especially as they have 
    launched a PDF competitor.
    
    > Yes, very nice, except I have a Mac
    
    Ah yes, IIRC the MS Word Viewer for Mac requires OS9. Nevertheless you 
    really should have some way of reading Word documents; perhaps OpenOffice?
    
    If you would like a PDF version please email me: robert at damsimple dot com 
    and I'll send you a link.
    
    -- Robert.
    Robert Edwards
    iView MediaPro 3.1.3
    Windows Vista / Mac OS X
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:24 PM
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  • By: Robert

    Hi nomad,
    
    There is a User Guide as mentioned in this thread:
    
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dd27d551-afda-41b2-9332-ce958abe7435&DisplayLang=en
    
    The xMedia documentation is in MS Word format and is more thorough than 
    iView's.
    
    -- Robert.
    Robert Edwards
    iView MediaPro 3.1.3
    Windows Vista / Mac OS X
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:19 PM
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  • By: nomad

    Thanks for the link. There appears to be no way to get to this from the EM 
    Web pages, at least as far as I can tell, and the document is not included in 
    the Installer.
    
    Also, it would be a lot more useful if the document were in PDF format 
    rather than the proprietary format of Microsoft Word, which I don't own. I'm 
    going to have a bit of trouble reading it.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:20 PM
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  • By: Robert

    Hi,
    
    Hi,
    
    Microsoft offer a free Word viewer just like Adobe have for Acrobat:
    
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95E24C87-8732-48D5-8689-AB826E7B8FDF&displaylang=en
    
    It's good that the User Guide is in Word format. I found errors and can 
    correct them before printing it :). If it's not breaking any license 
    agreement I can convert the MS Word version to PDF and send it to you. Or you 
    can do it yourself for free with Bullzip.
    
    -- Robert.
    Robert Edwards
    iView MediaPro 3.1.3
    Windows Vista / Mac OS X
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:23 PM
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  • By: nomad

    Yes, very nice, except I have a Mac, and, of course, these are all Windows 
    utilities. Mac's TextEdit application was generally able to read MS Word 
    documents, but, again of course, MS changed the file format recently and 
    TextEdit can no longer read files produced by the more recent versions of 
    Word.
    
    So if you could generate a PDF or, better yet, get Microsoft to do so as a 
    matter of course, that would be great. Thanks.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:23 PM
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  • By: Robert

    Hi nomad,
    
    Well Microsoft aren't going to listen to me! Especially as they have 
    launched a PDF competitor.
    
    > Yes, very nice, except I have a Mac
    
    Ah yes, IIRC the MS Word Viewer for Mac requires OS9. Nevertheless you 
    really should have some way of reading Word documents; perhaps OpenOffice?
    
    If you would like a PDF version please email me: robert at damsimple dot com 
    and I'll send you a link.
    
    -- Robert.
    Robert Edwards
    iView MediaPro 3.1.3
    Windows Vista / Mac OS X
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:24 PM
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  • By: Brett

    oh dear...
    
    So far... documentation could be handled better (like how hard is it for 
    them to post in a couple of formats if they want to offer more than PDF?), 
    missing Support link on the Expression Media site (or have I missed it?), 
    licenses are no longer cross-platform (BAD), and although I've only had a 
    brief look, it looks like the interface has been redesigned to be less usable 
    (less color cues in icons/widgets)
    
    I hope I dont have to go looking for a new solution (it s such a pain..)
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:25 PM
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