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#19909
Two individual Lake Set pieces now in stock 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
We have a limited number of Straight Bank and Open Water pieces now in stock. Get them while they last.

We are trying to send out a newsletter, but our server keeps crashing. We hope to get everyone the newsletter very soon.

BTW, anyone have a recommendation for some good newsletter software? Ours ain't so good.
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#19910
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Jeff;

Believe it or not, have you ever considered MS Word? It runs on Windows AND Mac and almost the entire civilized world either has one of those two or has a system that runs software that'll open Word documents, such as Linux with Star Office.
I think those three qualify as the civilized world, these days.

See ya!

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#19911
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And you can convert Word documents to pdf afterward, if you are so inclined.
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#19912
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Believe it or not, have you ever considered MS Word? It runs on Windows AND Mac and almost the entire civilized world either has one of those two or has a system that runs software that'll open Word documents, such as Linux with Star Office.
I think those three qualify as the civilized world, these days.

Microsoft Word document can contain viruses, so a lot of servers block them, and some people don't even open them. PDF is a better choice.
But I like the curent system.
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#19913
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I got my newsletter, and started to order 5 individual pieces, but I was quoted $67.70 for shipping. Is this right?
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#19914
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I got my newsletter, and started to order 5 individual pieces, but I was quoted $67.70 for shipping. Is this right?
Probably. The shipping rate for UPS is awfully high. It not their fault. Sometime I even get addtitional toll fee when the shipment pass at the Canadian border, last time I had to pay an addition 68$ (I think it is considered import from China, or maybe because of the boxe size...). For example a 350$ order could cost me nearly 600$. The problem is that there is no dealer in Canada.

I'm not surprised that you get high shipping fee for England.
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#19915
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jackattack called it correctly, and the BEST way;

Write it in MS Word, convert it to PDF via either Adobe Acrobat or PDF Converter, and send it out that way. Post a link to the Adobe Acrobat Reader utility on the DF page (Adobe might even give you a small credit for doing so; some software people do, some don't) and Dwarven Forge enters the big time in Web publishing.

Ta-DAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Much as I hate to admit it (being a computer - and M$ - geek myself), crioux is correct about M$ Word and viruses, and servers in general - although most e-mail servers these days are MUCH more civilized about blocking M$ Word docs these days.

See ya!

Jim
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#19916
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One would think the serious companies out there would look out and about beyond their original fiscal stupidity and get rid of their MS Suite contracts.
MS Word is such a frightfully primitive program one wonders why anyone sticks with it.
MS Powerpoint is not any better; can one free draw in Powerpoint yet?
Granted, for beginners and diletantes, the MS Suite is good, but that is seriously it.
The Department of the Navy is starting to get the message, at least of those folks out there with MS Suite; some sections have already switched their software.

What do I recommend?
Corel!
The Corel Suite can facilitate nearly anything one needs to do at home, at work or both!
Guess what?
For most businesses the license fee is actually cheaper than MS Suite and the Corel software can translate all of your MS files into the appropriate Corel ones.
Plus, once trained, you will see WordPerfect has, at very least, 1.5x the features MS Word had plus you can actually draw in WordPerfect & Presentations.
An extra plus is for all of you who learned how to use the Function Key functions with the old DOS WordPerfects do not have to use the Windows pull-down screens; all but six of the functions are still there in the Function Keys including the combi functions which used Alt, Cntrl and Shft button combos.
Moreover, you can create and edit .pdfs in the Corel Suite without resorting back to Adobe software.
I will admit that Quattro Pro is harder to learn than MS Excel, but the effort is totally worth it because it can do more.

The really nice issue with Corel is that they have a package that is just the right size for all sorts of businesses.
You do not have to pay "an arm and a leg" to get what you need along with a whole bunch of useless files and programs.

So Jeff, take a serious look at Corel and their Suites and Offices to take care of Dwarven Forge's needs!
If you have any concerns, be sure to ask Corel.
They give thorough answers unlike certain companies out there in the software world.
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#19917
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RF* -

Just as an aside, as someone who has fought the good fight with Office, and with Word Perfect, I will say this.
When Word Perfect came out, way back when, it was the ONLY word processor package that had a chance against MS Word for MS-DOS. Within 6 months of introduction, it surpassed MS Word for DOS at a velocity that had Microsoft wondering, "What the &()& was THAT!" It held that distinction all the way up to WP for DOS 6.
HOWEVER, WP has one FATAL FLAW when entering the world of Windows. Because it was written for the DOS world, Word Perfect incorporated memory management in it's core programming. That allowed it to directly handle system memory above the 640K barrier that was built into MS-DOS, PC-DOS, and any OTHER Intel-system based DOS. It was GREAT! Secretaries could boot up their PCs, and the IT guys could set up the ladies' system's autoexec.bat file to go right into Word Perfect; and for 90-99% of all those secretaries and administrative assistants, that was ALL they needed - ever!
Then came MS Windows. Win 3.0, in particular.
As an operating system, which Windows was ALWAYS intended to be, and with Win95, actually became, Windows has the responsibility for memory management. That's where the job SHOULD be, with the OS. After a few false starts, Windows has become a proper OS, and it does an excellent job of managing all that RAM, all the way up to - I think - 4 GB on a workstation, and they're working on a TB limit for servers!
The problem is that Word Perfect NEVER GAVE UP MEMORY MANAGEMENT! That core programming inside Word Perfect, which as of Corel/WP 9 was still there, still tries to manage all that GB worth or RAM - and Windows keeps telling WP 'GET OUT OF MY RAM! That's MY JOB!'
Thus generating General Protection Faults - and frequently crashing PCs.
Also, Corel Draw, while it is an incredibly POWERFUL graphics program, has a user interface which could confuse a genius. In fact, I know one it DID screw up. WHich is unfortunate, because as I said, it's GREAT - except for the interface.

And that, my friend, is why I still use Office; it is either up-front intuitive, or it is a straightforward interface. I know that sounds strange for ANYTHING Micro$oft does, but there it is. The damn thing works, is why I use it. I WISH WordPerfect would get out of Memory Management, because I would LOVE to use it.
But until they butt out of where they DON'T belong, WP stays OFF my systems.

Damn it!

See ya!

Jim
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#19918
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It is a but off-topic, but please take a look at OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org)
It is better than M$ Office, can read and write Ms office files, can export to PDF without the need for plug-ins, can write into the Standard OpenDocument format (which all word processors support, except microsoft) and best of all is FREE.
I used it at home and at work for years, and would never go back to a 300$ piece of crap like Ms Office.
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#19919
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Jim, in all my years, actually decades of using WordPerfect, I have never had that problem.
I have heard about it from a few persons, but I held the comments low on the credibility chart because every last person was a MS fanatic.
I guess I will have to think on your comment.

Jim, you mentioned v.9 WP.
You do know they are at v.12, yes?
Maybe they have cured your objection, yes?
Might want to check that out.
Jeff, if he has the same concerns as you Jim, might want to too.
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#19920
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It is a but off-topic, but please take a look at OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org)
It is better than M$ Office, can read and write Ms office files, can export to PDF without the need for plug-ins, can write into the Standard OpenDocument format (which all word processors support, except microsoft) and best of all is FREE.
I used it at home and at work for years, and would never go back to a 300$ piece of crap like Ms Office.

I am a bit familiar with this program.
The only reason is that the last three computers I have bought have come with the OpenOffice Suite installed.

I must say it is an excellent piece of software to preview any MS programs you are sent.
That way I can see if there are any discrepancies between the way OpenOffice and WordPerfect open the MS file.
Occasionally, rarely but it does happen, there are.

I have not used OpenOffice Suite for anything else so I cannot go on any further except with one concern.
If the software is free, why is it so?
Freeware can be a real problem for computers in a variety of ways.
Do not take me wrong crioux; I have just seen problems with other freewares out there and free work software always raises an eyebrow with me.
It always makes me wonder why it is free.
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