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SRD 3.5 Competition

kreynolds

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doktorstick said:
It starts having serious problems beyond the 80 page count.

Not for me. I've got a doc that I've been writing up for the last three or four years with a page count well over 300. Hasn't been a problem yet.

Now, if we're talkin' 'bout Word on a mac, that's different. ;)
 

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Dimwhit

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Now, if we're talkin' 'bout Word on a mac, that's different. ;)

Whoa now! Them's fightin' words!:D

Actually, I've never used Word for something like, so you may be right. However, Office v.X was written ground-up for Mac OS X. I hear it's even more stable than the Windows version. ;)
 

Usurper

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I've had the textboxes jump, but I'm always able to drag them back. Word didn't autoformat what I pasted from the SRD (I had to set all the headings myself). And uh, I thought all the tables in the psi srd were just tabbed text? Though yes, it would be nice to have finer control over the tables in terms of scale. Hopefully I'll have kreynolds luck and not have problems with page count.
 

Drawmack

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word's page count problem is directly related to system memory. It stores the entire active document in memory when you run out of ram word gets funky.
 

Breakdaddy

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Drawmack said:
word's page count problem is directly related to system memory. It stores the entire active document in memory when you run out of ram word gets funky.
Which is why I have two gigs of ram MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!111111!111
 

FluidDragon

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Just a note on my hosting and bandwidth: I have tons, but I have been known to kill a few web servers that became ALOT more popular than I ever anticipated. I don't think it will be an issue here. (Don't host star wars trailers the 1st hour it comes out, even after you remove the file the bounce back requests are enough to kill anything for a few days. Anytime a server would go down at work they would come to me first to find out what I uploaded :D ).

-FD
 

mythusmage

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Dimwhit said:


Whoa now! Them's fightin' words!:D

Actually, I've never used Word for something like, so you may be right. However, Office v.X was written ground-up for Mac OS X. I hear it's even more stable than the Windows version. ;)

Everything Microsoft does is more stable on a Mac. In part because Mac users won't put up with crud, and in part because the Mac OS is nowhere near as error tolerant as Windows. (According to this fellow I corresponded with once over at Macsoft, 90% of porting from Windows to Mac is cleaning up the codep)
 

Estlor

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Usurper said:
And uh, I thought all the tables in the psi srd were just tabbed text?

Yeah, you're right. My bad. I forgot I went through and did some initial formatting on the RTF file before I made the jump to a DOC. One of the things I did was make tables with tab delineation so Word would automatically make cells based on the tabs. It... sort of worked :D

As for page count, I'm up to 181 on my SRD, complete with some pages having two columns and some with one, text boxes, nested text boxes, and lots (and I do mean lots) of tables. Aside from being slow (and a bloated file size) I've had no problems.

Too bad Word Perfect's formatting doesn't translate 100% when run through Acrobat Distiller. It's a much better word processor when it comes to page design, plus the file size is drastically lower.
 

Sage

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Estlor said:


Too bad Word Perfect's formatting doesn't translate 100% when run through Acrobat Distiller.

Though I don't know what acrobat distiller is, whenever I have to amke a pdf document, I print it to a pdf file, and the use ghostview (and ghostscript) to convert it to pdf. Works fine with word perfect.
Of course, doing this doesn't give the pdf any bookmarks, which is why I'm not making a pdf :D

Sage
 
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barsoomcore

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Is anybody doing an html version rather than pdf?

PDF -- kinda useless for me.

HTML -- awesome.

I'm doing an HTML version but it's a HECK of a pain, so if somebody else is, I may wait for them....
 

Conaill

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barsoomcore said:
I'm doing an HTML version but it's a HECK of a pain, so if somebody else is, I may wait for them....
Sounds like you don't quite get this whole "competition" idea. :D

Yes, one branch of the contest is to develop the best web-friendly SRD version. Prizes include free web hosting of the winning entry, a character portrait drawn by Alan McFarlane, and your choice of 4 E.N. Publishing e-products.

I believe at least one or two people have stated that they would be entering an html version. But that definitely doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a shot as well! The more entries, the better product we'll get out of this.
 

barsoomcore

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Conaill said:
Sounds like you don't quite get this whole "competition" idea. :D
Sounds like you don't quite get this whole "I don't want to do all this work" idea. ;)

Basically, don't want to do it. Even for character illos, don't want to do it. But have to do it if I want it, since nobody else seems to be getting it done.

On the plus side, I'm incredibly anal-retentive when it comes to HTML and will certainly have the "cleanest" HTML of any entry. I'm spending my evenings right now going through the unbelievable CRAP produced by Word when you save an RTF as HTML and trying to streamline it into readable code.

It's not pretty, but it's CLEAN.
 

woodelf

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barsoomcore said:
I'm spending my evenings right now going through the unbelievable CRAP produced by Word when you save an RTF as HTML and trying to streamline it into readable code.

Find yourself a copy of HTMLTidy. Use it for the inital pass, and then run it through again one more time when you're all done. Webbrowsers everywhere will thank you, and it'll probably save you a whole lot of work.
 

Conaill

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barsoomcore said:
Basically, don't want to do it. Even for character illos, don't want to do it. But have to do it if I want it, since nobody else seems to be getting it done.
There is another option, if you are not interested in winning the competition, and balk at the amount of work it would take to produce a "finished" version...

Just make whatever you have freely available! You can spend as much time as you want on the areas that you feel really need it, and provide them free for someone else to include them in their html entry. I'm sure they wouldn't mind crediting you for your effort.

Heck, look at reveal's original pdf files. Just plain content, concatenated into larger "chunks", but they're very useful as is. I for one would love to have an equally bare-bones html version available right now, as opposed to having to wait till next month for a deluxe html version. Plus it can only improve the quality (and quantity!) of html entries to the competition.
 

Flyspeck23

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Here's my entry:

Handout 1 - Core Character Classes
Handout 2 - Skills
Handout 3 - Feats
Handout 4 - Basic Races
Handout 5 - Equipment (and special material)
Handout 6 - Prestige Classes
Handout 7 - Combat
Handout 8 - Spell Lists (and cleric domains)

General link to my free downloads: here it is ;)

Note that
a) this is not the complete SRD (though more may be added in the future - anyway, it could take very long before it's the complete SRD in handout-format)
b) their main use is for printing out and handing to your players, so they're rather "narrow minded"
 

barsoomcore

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You guys are just bound and determined to make me do this, aren't you? Sheesh.

Well, I have the Basics cleaned up now. I need to figure out what formatting must be done for readability (tables look a little wacky without padding or valign or anything) and then create the CSS to make it all work.

My goal is pure HTML and CSS design. No javascript, no asp. It probably won't work so great in IE for Windows, but I use Safari on the Mac and so don't really give a hoot.

Am I a web designer? I am not.

But I play one in d20 Modern. :D
 

Dimwhit

Explorer
Flyspeck23,

Did you ever get that situation settled with Amigo?


I use Safari on the Mac and so don't really give a hoot.

Woohoo! Preach on, my friend! Safari rules! (Well, except for the stuff they still haven't figured out on it. :D )
 

Flyspeck23

First Post
Dimwhit said:
Flyspeck23,

Did you ever get that situation settled with Amigo?

Obviously ;)
Or, more precisely: the handouts seem to be fine by Andy Smith, so they're fine by me, and should be fine by Amigo (although I didn't hear anything from them...)

Glad you care :)
 



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