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Offline DanSteph

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11 May 2007, 23:03:04
This thread is for discussion beetween correcters of the DGIV doc.
(sorry if I forgot someone)

Doc is in *.odt Open office format

Correcters list yet: (unsorted, I wait time availabilities)
Simonpro
kipper
aus_pilot
g2g591
Runibl
Quick_Nick

For now Simonpro start the first tomorrow morning

Dan



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Reply #1 - 11 May 2007, 23:12:39
Hi

I can review the document and rewrite for clarity, spelling, grammar, punctuation, sense, etc.  What format is it in - I don't
have Word but do have OpenOffice which should be able to open Word documents OK.

I will work on the entire document.

Ideally I would like to do my part tomorrow or Sunday as I will be travelling for work a lot next week.  A soon as I get the
go-ahead I will try to get it done as soon as I can so that I can pass it on to the next in the chain.

Kipper



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Reply #2 - 11 May 2007, 23:21:31
Thanks , so you may be the second just after simonpro
the format is odt open office.

Dan


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Reply #3 - 11 May 2007, 23:35:55
Glad to help.

Not sure if it's me or an error in the doc but I cannot come up with the correct results on Launch Asmuth as shown in the
doc. I followed the key by key description at least fifty times and keep getting the same wrong answer. I mean it's way off.
I also tried it on the DGIII calculator just in case some code got changed between the two. Negative on that. I get the same
wrong answer on the DGIII calc. I can't try it on a regular calculator because I don't have one with the proper functions.

Launch Azmuth

45.075 = arcsin ( cos ( 51.56 ) / cos ( 28.591 ) ) <-----This is the way it should work out if I understood the doc
correctly.



I start with: 28.591 Cos = 0.8781

Now I have: 45.075= arcsin ( cos ( 51.56 ) / 0.8781 )

51.56 Cos = 0.6217

Now I have: 45.075 = arcsin ( 0.6217 / 0.8781 )

0.6217 / 0.8781 = 0.7080

Now the final step: 0.7080 arcsin  =  0.7867 This is what I get not 45.075


Either there's an error in the doc or more likely I've made a mistake somewhere along the line or I'm just going crazy :).
I'm not a math wiz by any stretch of the imagination but I should be able to follow along with a key by key example. So where
have I pooched it?


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Reply #4 - 11 May 2007, 23:39:41
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MattNW a écrit:
Glad to help.
Not sure if it's me or an error in the doc but I cannot come up with the correct results on Launch Asmuth as shown in
the doc.




Sorry, I forgot to mention, there was a bug with calculator since always and also
in beta 10, the result doesn't show in DEG. This is corrected for public
beta 11, to check. (or I can send you the dll right now if you want to give it a try?)

Dan



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Reply #5 - 11 May 2007, 23:44:50
Any chance for me in the list? Already started. ;)


-Nick

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Reply #6 - 11 May 2007, 23:48:49
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Quick_Nick a écrit:
Any chance for me in the list? Already started. ;)

Sure, but you'll have to build on top of other, also it's
just a doc correction not shakespeare ;)

(sorry but you started so fast without any info or thought
that you make me creepy somewhat ;) )

Dan


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Reply #7 - 12 May 2007, 00:06:36
Hi.

I should be able to do a little bit of everything in terms of corrections, that is if anything is left when it gets to me ;)
I don't have work to interfere at the moment so i should have plenty of time to read through the whole doc.
Though earlier would propably be better.


Rúni.

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Reply #8 - 12 May 2007, 00:08:02
Quote
DanSteph wrote:
Quote
MattNW a écrit:
Glad to help.
Not sure if it's me or an error in the doc but I cannot come up with the correct results on Launch Asmuth as shown in
the doc.



Sorry, I forgot to mention, there was a bug with calculator since alyways and also
in beta 10, the result doesn't show in DEG. This is corrected for public
beta 11, to check. (or I can send you the dll right now if you want to give it a try?)

Dan

So I'm not going crazy. 8o :fool: :turning: :eek: :lol:

If you have time to send it. I'm not doing anything else at the moment. Best to test it while it's still fresh in my mind. I
worked on that sucker for five hours last night. :)


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Reply #9 - 12 May 2007, 00:15:10
I will be free the most amount of time on May 11th, 12th, and 13th (weekend.)  Past that I will also have time but not
as much as those dates.  I am okay with correcting all pages from top to bottom.  

I can check for spelling, grammer and usage, awkward sentences, and perhaps some technical issues such as wrong information.



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Offline MattNW

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Reply #10 - 12 May 2007, 01:41:07
Go ahead and put me down.


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Reply #11 - 12 May 2007, 02:15:48
Dan, it seems I'm having a problem.  I can't install Open Office.  

First I download the installer as a temporary file, it starts working, then I choose to install it in my D drive which has 5
GB of space left, and even though Open Office is only 100 MB, it says there is no room in the drive.  

Next I download the installer, this time saving it on my disk, and then it gives me some stupid error saying:
 "The installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete.  This could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed
download or a virus.  

You may want to contact the author of this installer to obtain a new copy.  

It may be possible to skip this check using the /NCRC command line switch (NOT RECOMMENDED.)"  

I downloaded it again, same error.  Ran a virus check, none found.  

Anyone have any suggestions?  I am running a Windows 2000 SP4.  


If I can't get it to work, I'll have to download it on my roommates laptop (we're really good pals :friend: .)  He runs a
Vista on his machine.  This would mean though that I would have less time to correct, but I'm sure I'll still be able to
finish.  Anything to help out.  ;)


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Offline DanSteph

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Reply #12 - 12 May 2007, 02:47:13
before downloading again you must clear your browser's
cache else you'll always have the same corrupted archive.

Dan


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Reply #13 - 12 May 2007, 04:09:07
I'm good for all pages, I can do a bit of everything.


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Reply #14 - 12 May 2007, 06:07:06
To keep with Dans "Universal English" idea, it's probably better to have one person do the complete edit, and then have
several people proof read the edited document. Otherwise, if several people edit different sections, you'll get sections with
quite different writing styles and this can be very disconcerting to the reader.


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Reply #15 - 12 May 2007, 06:44:11
I've installed Open Office and would like to help english-correct the DGIV doc as well.  :)


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Reply #16 - 12 May 2007, 08:57:57
Yet another volunteer...

Already got open office installed....


Offline Simonpro

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Reply #17 - 12 May 2007, 14:42:44
Okay, I have checked through up to page 17 of the documentation, but time constraints mean I'm unable to do any
more. I'll not be around much for the next week or so, but if there's anyone wanting to know why I changed X to Y
then write it here, I'll try to pop in and read it when I get some chances.

(Dan, I'm emailing you the updated copy, but it may take a while - I'm sitting in an airport with the world's crappiest
wifi connection, and it's taking some time to upload :p)


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Reply #18 - 12 May 2007, 15:33:27
Got it, many thanks Simon,

It's Kipper's turn, I'll send him your doc in PM

Much thanks

Dan


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Reply #19 - 12 May 2007, 15:37:36
I'm probably too late to help with the doc, but I'll be happy to proof read the doc when it's deemed completed :)


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Reply #20 - 12 May 2007, 19:39:37
Doc back from kipper, 170 change and typo corrected, format is ok, great work :top:
I'll send it to aus_pilot since nouzy seem to have problem with OO.

With already two correcters it should be now the chase of small typo that
they may have missed. I didn't read it I'm busy on OrbiterSound 3.5
aus_pilot will tell us how it look yet.

Cheers to all

Dan



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Reply #21 - 12 May 2007, 20:49:33
Aw Man... First come first serve, eh, Dan?  ;)

Would it be helpful to post each person's updates  (as a .PDF) as it's traded down the line so we could all comment
on the changes, as Simon suggested?  It might speed things along and minimize the possibility that we end up with
something resembling "purple monkey dishwasher" in the end. (a kids memory game where the initial comment is
changed to something babbling and incoherent after being whispered through a line of 50+ ears) :)  :trucdeouf:


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Reply #22 - 12 May 2007, 21:20:04
I concentrated on correcting typos, spelling, punctuation, grammar and sense (English graduate and one-time Technical
Writer!) and also some formatting issues, particularly extra spaces.  

Which is not to say that there are no errors now!  

If anybody has any grammar or punctuation queries for changes they want to make please PM me if you need advice - it's important that we don't introduce new problems as we go from person to person.

Kipper



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Reply #23 - 12 May 2007, 21:23:07
Dan, a question.
How big is the doc? And will you be sending it by e-mail?


Rúni.

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Reply #24 - 12 May 2007, 21:35:26
Hi Rúni, 26 pages, ~2.5MB and Dan PM'ed a link to me.
Kipper