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#1 Posted on 22.1.02 2050.53
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Robert - I'm saving a copy of every PDF you're doing for the year 2002 thus far, and I REALLY hope you keep this up for a long time to come.

While the idea is simple - the whole layout, and stats are blowing me away.




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#2 Posted on 23.1.02 0015.02
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Cool, glad to know you enjoy them; if you miss any, I keep them stored on my system for quite a while. E-mail as necessary.



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#3 Posted on 23.1.02 0429.54
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Hey Robert, I'm a fan of the lines as well. One question- did you start using a more narrow font recently? The past few updates were really hard to read for me- the last SD lines, especially.



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#4 Posted on 23.1.02 1048.40
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I think these are awesome as well. I'm obsessed with stats as well. I run the record book at Weekly Visitor. I'm nowhere near as skilled at PDF, so I just use your basic HTML. I hope you get a chance to look at it.

My only question is that I noticed Billy Gunn had a .833 record, or 5-1 if you put it that way. Did you count losing in the Royal Rumble as a loss?



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#5 Posted on 23.1.02 1135.58
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Yes, I credited the Royal Rumble as a straight win-loss deal. It may seem out of place, per se, but I think that is the best way to keep track.

Yes, I am using a narrower font; it allows me to write in more as necessary without shrinking the font height. But I think I can simply alter the spacing between letters to remedy the problem.



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#6 Posted on 16.3.02 2007.53
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I just checked out the Lines. I dunno about all you guys, but I can't read it. Here's what I see:

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#7 Posted on 16.3.02 2256.11
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They look fine in Acrobat 5 in Windows. I'm guessing your x pdf viewer thingy just doesn't like them...
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#8 Posted on 16.3.02 2256.30
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It seemed to work for me - but you're something different to view PDFs than I am, I think. Mac? Dunno if it'd make a difference anyway.
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#9 Posted on 18.3.02 0003.57
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Oh well, just one more reason to hate PDF I guess. I suppose I could go out and buy a copy of Windows... Nah.
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#10 Posted on 18.3.02 1958.54
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hmm..acrobat does have File/Preferences/General...maybe one of those will work. I know it loads OK on Acrobat Reader 4
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#11 Posted on 19.3.02 1842.23
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Why not just get the Acrobat reader? That's what I use on my UNIX box...
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#12 Posted on 20.3.02 1014.22
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It looks more like a font issue to me.

Under acroread, check out File->Document Info->Fonts. The little dialog box says that all the fonts there are TrueType fonts with a Windows encoding.

So not only is Acrobat Reader probably a good idea, you'll also want to truss yer gear up to use TrueType fonts. Assuming you're using XFree86 4.x, this shouldn't be a problem, as there's a TrueType font server (i.e. Freetype) built right in...all you need to do is get the basic Windows fonts from a nearby Windows box (there are several ways to do this), configure them for X, add them to your fontpath, and go.

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