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From: Fabien HENON
Subject: Another format 185 Kb
Date: 3 Dec 2000 16:49:19
Message: <3A2AAAA8.71DE9AFF@club-internet.fr>
First, thanks for the feedback I had for the previous 'tutorials' I
posted.

Here is another format of the camera tutorial which was translated into
PDF.
This one written with the new Windows format : chm.
Although it is only readable (AFAIK) on the Windows OSes, I will use
this format from now on.
CHM can be converted into HTM and then into PDF.

Next one will be 'lights'

Fabien


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From: ingo
Subject: Re: Another format 185 Kb
Date: 4 Dec 2000 11:23:30
Message: <Xns9000B8A6Fseed7@povray.org>
Fabien HENON wrote:

>This one written with the new Windows format : chm.
>

Fabien,
I think I prefer this over a pdf, but I have some questions and remarks.

Is it possible to make the font size adjustable for the user?

How far do you intend to go with the "linking", will it be possible to 
jump from normal:Valid values to any of the patters?

When not running full-screen, the bits of scene code next to the pictures 
get cut off in such a way that it's not "readable" anymore. Maybe put it 
over or under the pictures.

With TAB it's possible to jump from the list on the left to the text on 
the right and then scroll with the arrow keys. There seems to be no 
keyboard way back though.

Ingo

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From: Fabien HENON
Subject: Re: Another format 185 Kb
Date: 4 Dec 2000 17:16:47
Message: <3A2C1885.8637FDC4@club-internet.fr>


> Fabien HENON wrote:
>
> >This one written with the new Windows format : chm.
> >
>
> Fabien,
> I think I prefer this over a pdf, but I have some questions and remarks.

Thanks for the remark.

>
>
> Is it possible to make the font size adjustable for the user?
>

As far as what I have seen with HTML Help Workshop,  the font can only be set
at compilation time.
Is the font size too small or too large ?

>
> How far do you intend to go with the "linking", will it be possible to
> jump from normal:Valid values to any of the patters?

Yes. That's something I'll do but only at the end.

>
>
> When not running full-screen, the bits of scene code next to the pictures
> get cut off in such a way that it's not "readable" anymore. Maybe put it
> over or under the pictures.
>

Thanks, that's a problem I overlooked. I might relunctantly have to change
the layout of the examples (I loved this one). I'll try keeping the same
layout but with a smaller font size.
I don't think that an example code with its rendered image at the bottom will
look great.

>
> With TAB it's possible to jump from the list on the left to the text on
> the right and then scroll with the arrow keys. There seems to be no
> keyboard way back though.
>

There might be hotkeys to include before the compilation for the navigation,
but I have not found them yet.
The TAB key does not do anything on my computer.


Merci

Fabien

>
> Ingo
>
> --
> Photography: http://members.home.nl/ingoogni/
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From: ingo
Subject: Re: Another format 185 Kb
Date: 5 Dec 2000 11:06:02
Message: <Xns9001AE533seed7@povray.org>
Fabien HENON wrote:

>Is the font size too small or too large ?

 A little too small for reading big pieces, ok for a quick look up.


>I'll try keeping the same layout but with a smaller font size.

 Maybe a smaller indentation (2 spaces)? Especially in "look_at".



Ingo

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From: Artemia Salina
Subject: Re: Another format 185 Kb
Date: 5 Jan 2001 04:19:34
Message: <3A5591F4.27E93FBE@sheayright.com>
Fabien HENON wrote:

> This one written with the new Windows format : chm.
> Although it is only readable (AFAIK) on the Windows OSes, I will use
> this format from now on.

Why?

> CHM can be converted into HTM and then into PDF.

Why use a "new" Windows only format for documentation when HTML will
suffice?
How are users of other OS's supposed to convert CHM into a readable
format on
their machines?


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