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I print a lot of them and prefer US 'Letter'    
  9 (42.9%)
I print a lot of them and prefer 'A4'    
  7 (33.3%)
I print a lot of them and I am happy with either    
  1 (4.8%)
I prefer to look at them on screen    
  4 (19.0%)




Total votes: 21
« Created by: GMTonyKosten on: 11/17/14 at 11:35:44 »
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Reply #19 - 02/10/15 at 13:25:52
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Ok, well hardly a convincing poll, not too much interest, which suggests that most subscribers don't really care one way or another.
I think I will go back to US Letter size as there are so few wanting a change.
  
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Reply #18 - 02/04/15 at 16:46:20
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I have always appreciated the playable ebooks. A combination of Playable and at certain occasions PDF is optimal for me. Cannot understand the complaint about the format since there isn't any other way to produce them (I believe, but have no knowledge though).

Perhaps Forward Chess could support it??? or a similar ChessPub app.

Anyhow ChessBase version is more optimal for me since it is easy to integrate it with my Repertoire Bases in ChessBase.

As much as I like Forward Chess and Chess Studio there is some "cut and paste" and writing to do to get it into my Repertoire DBs.

  

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Reply #17 - 02/04/15 at 11:55:10
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I can't believe you get that many complaints at all Tongue

I like the playable e-books because I have a limited amount of physical space at home for chess. Therefore, I don't use the pdf-files much, more than to check them on my phone once in a while.

  
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Re: Page size for PDF files
Reply #16 - 02/04/15 at 11:39:42
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Göran wrote on 02/03/15 at 16:36:02:
Could it be because everyone has converted to playable e-books? Wink


That's very unlikely, as firstly, there are still over twice as many downloads for the PDF files, and secondly, only Windows users with ChessBase can use the CBV eBooks.
Actually, strange as it may seem, complaints about the format of the ChessBase eBooks outnumber emails of praise by about 10 to 1! Sad
  
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Could it be because everyone has converted to playable e-books? Wink
  

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Reply #14 - 02/03/15 at 13:18:49
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OK, I'm going to close this poll in a couple of days. I have to say the general lack of interest is quite surprising! Roll Eyes
  
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Göran wrote on 12/15/14 at 18:06:11:
I don't think it is any problem since technology will take care of it anyhow.


True, it doesn't really make much difference when you print them, but you can fit more on A4 size pages so the books are a little shorter.
  
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Reply #12 - 12/15/14 at 18:06:11
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How many times am I allowed to vote? Undecided

I don't think it is any problem since technology will take care of it anyhow.
  

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Reply #11 - 12/15/14 at 11:37:48
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There's only 2 votes for A4 so far, which is surprising, but if this stays the same we will return to US Letter size.
  
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Reply #10 - 11/20/14 at 00:56:03
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Considerering the sizes of the sections the indentation is sufficient and very readable, at least to me.  Too much indentation on many levels may not always improve.
  

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Reply #9 - 11/19/14 at 22:04:43
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Incidentally, for those who have 'Letter' size paper, to print the A4 eBooks please try the 'Fit' option rather than 'Actual Size' in your PDF program and it should look fine.
  
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Göran wrote on 11/17/14 at 23:03:52:
I do think it is a nice improvement.
Thank you.

I'm glad you like it! Smiley
I can increase the indents for the sub and sub sub variations if there is any demand?
  
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I do think it is a nice improvement.
Thank you.
  

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Reply #6 - 11/17/14 at 11:36:42
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Incidentally, I've also changed the formatting for the individual chapters, you can see this on ones from the last few days - is it better or worse?
  
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Re: Page size for PDF files
Reply #5 - 11/17/14 at 11:35:44
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I've decided to add a poll.
Guests are allowed to vote, but subscribers only please. Smiley
  
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Re: Page size for PDF files
Reply #4 - 11/16/14 at 16:37:27
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I totally agree with fling. I also know that US is converting inch by inch so why not convert page by page  Grin
I hope A4 will stay but in the end the technology will fix it.
  

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Re: Page size for PDF files
Reply #3 - 11/16/14 at 11:41:22
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MDS07 wrote on 11/16/14 at 02:08:54:
Were there requests for A4?

No, I don't suppose anyone even noticed as printers will adjust the output to the page. Still, I thought it was time to bring this subject up.
Although we have subscribers from all over the globe, a large proportion come from the US (followed by the UK and Germany) so I could easily go back to Letter size if necessary.
  
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Re: Page size for PDF files
Reply #2 - 11/16/14 at 07:53:54
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Are there only US subscribers?

Anyway, let's not start the usual discussion about the topic of standards. My opinion is that we have an international standard system (SI) for e.g measurements (like kg, not pounds, cm not inches etc). A4 is part of another international standard (DIN 476-2 and ISO 216). Letter paper size is not an international standard.

And yes, I know what letter size looks like, I have lived in San Diego for three years.
  
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Reply #1 - 11/16/14 at 02:08:54
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I would prefer going back to Letter size which was the way the files used to be. Were there requests for A4?
  
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Page size for PDF files
11/16/14 at 00:28:28
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I've just changed the opening PDF eBook page size from 'Letter' (which is the standard in the USA) to 'A4', which is international.
This changes how it looks on screen a bit (A4 is a little longer and thinner), but I wouldn't have thought anyone would notice this, however, it might make printing more awkward.
If anyone wants me to change this back, please post here.
  
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