Hi can anyone read the pages directly from the CD. I have the original D100 CD. I am on macs ( several ,all up to date , plenty of RAM. ON all machines OSX.. .OS9 it takes forever for a single page to load. I have all latest versions of Acrobat. Must the whole CD be copied to the hard drive first ?. Unless I had a defective CD as is it is ( or was It is almost unusable for me. thanks
I'll let you know when I get mine (hopefully today!).
You might try using the application "Preview" instead of Acrobat - it is much faster. I rarely use Acrobat as a reader as it is so bloated. Also, I was told by Adobe not to install Acrobat Reader if you have the full Acrobat Professional - they conflict.
If you have enough space, just drag the file to your HD. I think Preview will remember where you last quit if the file is on your HD, useful if you are reading straight through the file in more than on sitting.
Just got the D200 disk. It's very fast with my AL G4 powerbook, it's a recent machine that has a fast drive.
It's faster with Preview, there is a delay if the CD spins down, but only takes about 10 sec for it to spin up and load a page (if you jump far in the document).
Acrobat Pro is slower, however - and this may help you, there is a setting on the "reading" section of Pro's preferences that let you tell the program to load the complete document into memory. If you do that it is faster than Preview since it doesn't have to access the disc. That will probably be the fix for your machine. I've heard several people mention that the D100 disk is slow on a Mac, I don't have one to play with.
If the D100 disk is still slow, then try burning a copy of the CD with your Mac. You might try making a "Mac Files Only" type that should be a lot faster since the extra stuff is gone and presumably, the disc would be laid out optimally for the mac.
Hi thanx for the replys.... Im just got a message from Thom He said do not use Preview, that the new acrobat is faster. He also said it might be an isuee with the labels he uses and mac drives. I have a late model powerbook, drive speed is not the issue. Anyway hopefully the D200 version is faster. I can always copy iit to the hardrive.Thanks again
I got me copy Yesterday, Read 127 pages from the CD last night. I can read about 3 pages and then have a short delay before it would let me go to the next page. This is on my PC so hopeful it will be the same or faster on your Mac.
A lot no doubt. I had the D70 manual and printed it out and it was a monter.
For the D200 ebook I plan on doing the following. Buy pre-punched 3 hole binder paper. Then print out the even number pages on one side, and the odd number pages on the other, doing this about 20 pages at a time. Then I can simply place this in a 3 ring binder and the size will be half of the normal because I have printed on both sides of the paper--like a normal book. This means a smaller binder and much easier to read.
I thought this up after I printed out most of my D70 ebook. If you don't do it this way it will be a monster. Just look at the size of a package of 500 sheets of paper and multiply that by 1.5 and then get a huge binder. This way, it will be 2/3 the size of a pack of 500 sheets of paper and the binder will be cheaper and more manageable
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If the D200 book is formatted similarily to Thom's F6 book, it prints great with 2 pages side by side on a single 8.5" x 11" sheet. I did the side by side on both sides of 24 lb weight paper. Just be careful that it reads right when you flip the pages is landscape orientation. Works great in a 3 ring loseleaf binder.
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1. 4 pages per sheet, 1-side only (183 sheets of paper) This is my standard viewing preferance. Fits into a flat 1" binder with tabs nicely. I highly recommend this option. Only takes 15 minutes to complete.
2. Yup, I printed all 732 pages, 1-side only. (4) 1" binders required.
3. Odd/Even pages, both sides. More complicated to get correct but results are nice. 366 pieces of paper, (2) 1" binders.
I use option #1 for general reading. Option #2 is archieved in my library with its pal, the D70 guide. Option #3 sits on my desk currently.
I was going to do a modified option #1 by printing on BOTH sides but I decided to stop at 3 copies. I also use HP 24# paper, this prints better and is a tab bit tougher.
I had it printed for $33.71 at Kinko's. 5.5 by 8.5" and cut to this size, - larger is not useful - and a spiral binding, which will let it lie open at any chosen page. 732 pages - I think we are lucky someone puts this kind of effort in what is in essence a niche market.
>Anyone know what it will cost to print and bind this one?
I also had mine done at Kinko's for $34. Sized at 5.5" x 8.5" with spiral ring binding, a clear front cover and black rear cover. They did it in about 20 minutes while I waited. Looks good and is very easy to read.
Just printed e-book at wife's work and bound it at kinko's(Dallas). Kinko's quoted 8 cents a page (one side only)and $5 to bind. Only problem is that they cannot bind 732 pages in one binding. So it cost me $15 to get it bound, so it's in three binders. Might be cheaper at kinko's if you printed on both sides of sheet. Roughly would have cost $85 to get it printed and bound at kinko's with print on one side of sheet. Hope this helps. P.S. So far great reading, very well explained.
I hate to bring this up, but does anyone think it is, perhaps, too long? I suspect that most of us who are into this sort of thing (digital photography, techno stuff) are information junkies and many product manuals are insufficient....but you can still overdo it to the point where the organization and volume of info becomes a hindrance. I've never heard anything but praise for Thom's e-books and I haven't seen this one so this is a question, _not_ a critique.
Received my disk yesterday. Seven hundred pages seems long but it is deceiving. The font size is quite large(great for my old eyes), no squinting as I have to do with the D200 manual. Very lucid explanations, practically a course in digital photography by itself.
I received the D200 ebook yesterday, already owned the D70 version.
Yes, it is long and detailed, but in my opinion to its credit. The book will work for a wide range of users, from novice DSLR owners to (much) more experienced. The organization is such that one can easily skip over the more basic topics, although I find myself enjoying reading it all.
It contains a lot of 'why' as well as 'how', for those who want to understand the theory. Key operational info can be isolated and printed, if desired.
Still have a lot of reading to do, but so far I give it the proverbial "thumbs up". I don't know where else one can find the complete detail in one place necessary to fully utilize the D200 autofocus, metering, and flash capabilities.
It is long -- but I suppose each of us needs different things from it so he has to cover all the bases. When I received mine, I first turned to the section on flash as that is still something of a mystery to me.
I do not intend to print it -- but to use it as a reference. It is easier to jump through it from topic to topic on my laptop in Acrobat than with a printed version.
Printed mine using 3 hole punched multipurpose paper on my B&W laser printer. Fits in a 3" three ring binder. Took a while but printing 100 pages at a time, I was able to walk away from the desk and do something else.
I second I believe it was #13's comments. Print the manual 2 pages to a side horizonally, in flip up mode. You can place this in a 3 ringed binder, read two pages, left to right, flip the page up and read the next two pages, etc. Still very legible, and cuts way down on the amount of paper used. Should keep all of us ready for quite a while, but if it's half as good at the D70 book, it will be more than worth the time and effort.
I really appreciate the Photoshop Actions that Thom included also. Last week I took some photos of my niece with her prom date and they looked good but after putting one of the custom curves that Thom included, they had that 'pop' that made them really nice. I appreciate you including that too Thom!
Editing is a big weakness for me and I see what a while applied curve can do now.
I printed this out at work - on a laser color printer.
After trying out different options, this is what I found to be the best option for me.
I have 2 pages of the manual on each sheet (both front and back) with the manual pages oriented in portrait ("top" and "top" option). I then spiral-bound the shorter length (8 1/2"). I could see four pages at a time when I open up the print-out - 2 pages of manual on each facing page of the hard copy.
I thoroughly enjoy the book. Sure, it is long and there is much that I already knew, but it will appeal to almost everyone, I think. Well worth the money compared to the Nikon effort. I color printed mine at work, a single page per sheet, back-to-back. Then I trimmed the pages and bound them into three separate volumes, as suggested. They are a manageable size and read well. The final size is 8 X 6.25, as I left a bit of space in the left/right margin for note taking. Pic below:
I ordered mine a few days ago and can't wait to get it. I emailed Thom and asked him if he intended on selling his book in print. He said no. When I get mine, I may send it to my son who owns a Sirspeedy printing company in Ft. Lauderdale and have him print it.