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HC Control Buttons guide - Development
« on: October 02, 2017, 01:49:35 AM »
HC Control Buttons guide

Draft v1 for community input. Discussion here: https://rpug.pdc.ca/index.php/topic,449.msg3597.html#msg3597

OpenDocument spreadsheet. You may need LibreOffice (https://www.libreoffice.org/) to open this file.  LirbeOffice can also be downloaded as a portable application and used from a USB drive. MS Excel may or may not open it.

*RP Reference Guide Control Buttons draft v1.ods

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« Last Edit: October 21, 2017, 06:56:03 AM by William Brillinger »

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Re: HC Control Buttons guide
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 08:21:39 AM »
Thanks for setting this up Tim. I can open it in Excel, but the button pictures are superimposed over the descriptions.
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Re: HC Control Buttons guide
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 08:25:35 AM »
Try this file for excel users instead.
When we're done, I think we'll change it to a PDF.
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Re: HC Control Buttons guide
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 08:43:39 AM »
Perfect! Thanks much Bill.  :D
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Re: HC Control Buttons guide
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 06:08:11 PM »
Excel is kinda funky with images. Technically, a cell cannot contain an image. Excel gets around this by providing various pasting and positioning options to make it appear as if an image is in a cell. In reality an image is at best, aligned, sized, and locked to a cell. It isn't actually the cell contents. This can be seen by pasting an image into a cell that already contains a value which is acted upon by a formula. Even though the cell appears to be an image, the value continues to function properly in the formula thus proving it is still the real cell contents. Resizing column width will also often show an image isn't actually in the cell.

Bill is spot on. Distribute as PDF when all finished and avoid all the Excel quirkiness (not meant in a bad way, but you have to admit Excel has its fair share of unique operations).
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Re: HC Control Buttons guide
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 09:00:02 AM »
I have gotten the blanks filled in by Tim at Ring Engineering.

Here is the current version of this guide in PDF format...
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Re: HC Control Buttons guide
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 09:35:29 AM »
Nicely done. Thanks Bill, and thanks again to Tim for getting this started.  :D
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Re: HC Control Buttons guide - Development
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 06:58:57 AM »
The final version of this guide is now posted in the guides section:

https://rpug.pdc.ca/index.php/topic,480.0.html

Thanks to everyone who helped with this one!
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