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Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby exheusden » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:11 am

Any progress on the LiveCode limited edition printed Dictionary Book Bundle?

I ordered mine some months ago, then received an email informing me of some problems in the production. The last I heard was on 9 March (so almost 7 weeks ago), when I was informed that, "…your books will inevitably be delayed a minimum of a further 3 weeks."
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Re: Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby Klaus » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:26 am

Hola exheusden,

since this is mostly a user-driven forum and the LC crew does not read here on a regular base,
you better write a(nother) mail to Heather: support@livecode.com


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Re: Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby bn » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi Exheusden,

Heather of Livecode wrote a mail today that the printed dictionaries are shipping end of April and should arrive at the latest mid-may, depending on where you live.

You probably should get that notice soon too.

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Re: Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby exheusden » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:20 pm

Thank you, Bernd.

Having received Klaus's reply, I contacted Heather, who sent me both the general email regarding the delivery and a more personal email.

I very much look forward to receiving the books.
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Re: Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby capellan » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:18 pm

Great News! :D I remember some years ago when I bought RunRev 2.8.1 (or was 2.8.4?)
The first thing that I did was print the dictionary and related topics using different color paper
and store each section in a different binder. Still today, I keep those binders near my desk
but they really need a review and complete actualization of it's content... :)

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Re: Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby bn » Wed May 10, 2017 10:14 am

Today my printed dictionary arrived here in Germany

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Re: Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby jmburnod » Thu May 11, 2017 3:15 pm

I received mine this morning
Best regards
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Re: Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby sritcp » Fri May 12, 2017 8:52 pm

Received mine yesterday.

I observed some formatting problems; linefeed halfway a sentence; no linefeed when one is necessary (See mobileControlSet for example).
Final proof-editing fatigue, I guess!

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Re: Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby exheusden » Mon May 15, 2017 12:44 pm

Just arrived here in Spain.
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Re: Printed Dictionary Book Bundle

Postby exheusden » Tue May 16, 2017 12:53 pm

I have read just the first 40 pages of the printed "LiveCode User Guide" and am sorry to say that I am disappointed.

Not only is there no table of contents, there is no index, so looking up topics is impossible.

If the book has bee proofread, there is little evidence of this. Just look, for example, at pages 19 and 20, where the reader is directed to "section 1.6.3 above," when there are no section numbers; the reader is further directed to various websites, whose addresses are presumably hidden under hotlinks to those sites, but, of course, hotlinks don't work from print and the actual addresses are not shown. Setting errors are rife: ""Use the LiveCode mailing list is also possible," " Tip: tip: you can use the Google search engine… using this link;" note the two "tips" and "this link" which is all you get, no actual URL.

The topic header, "Alignment & Layering" ends page 26 and this is followed by almost half a page of nothingness: an illustration of the Size & Position Inspector starts the following page, but how this window is achieved is not explained.

On page 39, an illustration is shown on the second half of the page, whereas the caption for the illustration (Figure 30…) is printed at the top of page 40.

The reader is regularly told to, "see the section on" a particular topic, but without section numbering, without an index, or without a TOC (at the very least), this is a difficult task.

I am sure that I shall continue to read the User Guide, but it does not display the care it demands. I believe, too that it is of little use to a newcomer to LiveCode.

A chance missed.
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