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More on reference guides, First one posted
« on: April 16, 2016, 10:59:53 AM »
I have just posted the first reference guide to the members file section.

Please don't post replies to the reference guide thread in the files section, this will help keep the posts contiguous.

The first one is all about flashing ditch lights and setting it all up. I do apologise for the quality of the pictures in it.

Let me know what you think. I hope others find it useful and worthwhile.

Cheer's to you all,

- Tim


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Re: More on reference guides, First one posted
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 01:44:17 PM »
Tim,
The Flashing Ditch Lights guide is excellent.  Great font choice and the illustrations are just fine.  Very comprehensive documentation.

That's real quality work.

Jim

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Re: More on reference guides, First one posted
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 01:57:29 PM »
Nicely done Tim! Thanks. :)
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Re: More on reference guides, First one posted
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 02:57:41 PM »
Yes, Well done!

Here is a link to the thread with said guide: http://rpug.pdc.ca/index.php?topic=207.msg1141

Question:  Has anyone officially requested a button for Rear Ditch Lights from Ring Engineering?
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Re: More on reference guides, First one posted
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2016, 10:51:01 PM »
Great job Tim. I think you should apply to Ring to write his manuals for him, they would be much easier to understand.

Joe, still smiling  ;D

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Re: More on reference guides, First one posted
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2016, 01:21:50 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

I don't think anyone has requested a rear ditch light button (I did request a Rear Headlight Dim button the other day). I guess not many North American roads fit rear ditch lights, same as not many North American roads have flashing ones.

I think it would be good for them to add a rear ditch light button, they could then make the auto flash on horn function directional.

Apart from the buttons guide I'm still working on, are there any other guides that people think are needed?

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Re: More on reference guides, First one posted
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2016, 12:50:23 PM »
For those that have downloaded the flashing ditch lights guide, I have updated it (version 1.1) so you may wish to download it again.

Nothing major was changed; just some grammar, a note added that you don't have to use the ditch light button to turn the individual lights on and off and a note added about the bug in version 1.05 of the LM software that turns the first instance of the ditch light button off in certain circumstances.

I've also sent a request to Ring for a rear ditch light button  :)

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Re: More on reference guides, First one posted
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2016, 10:28:47 PM »
Tim,
I have tried to download the guide, "http://rpug.pdc.ca/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=207.0;attach=191”, and a tab opens in Safari. However, the guide never opens in the tab. I have tried numerous times, but no joy. Any ideas on what is going wrong?

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Re: More on reference guides, First one posted
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2016, 10:51:08 PM »
Glenn,

Tims PDF works fine for me, I expect you are having an issue with software.
I'll see if I can help you...

You mention safari, what device are you using? a PC, a Mac computer, an iPad, and iPhone?
some other device?

Can you try another browser?
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2016, 10:52:04 PM »
Bill,

Sorry for the lengthy delay in replying. I haven’t been on the forum for a few weeks. To answer your questions: I am attempting this on a MacBook Pro, OS X (10.11.4). When the tab opens, in Safari,  the file does not display. I attempted this again tonight with both Safari and Firefox. I got the same result with both browsers. I use pdf files almost daily, so I am at a loss as to why this file doesn’t open.

Thanks, Glenn

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Re: More on reference guides, First one posted
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2016, 07:38:13 AM »
ok, I am seeing the same issue form my iPhone. I'll do some testing and see if I can figure out whats up.

some time later...

ok, I did some testing and here is what I found:

When I first visited this page on my iPhone I could not open the attachment from the link above. I got a blank tab.
I tinkered a bit and realized that I had not logged into the forum on my phone.
Once I logged in, I was able to open the attachment in safari with no problem.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2016, 07:53:11 AM by William Brillinger »
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2016, 10:32:24 PM »
Bill,

Thank you for figuring this out. I was already logged in, I tried it again and no joy. I then logged out and back in and I was able to get the file downloaded. When I clicked the file it opened as you would expect.

Thanks again,
Glenn