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Postby U-33 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:27 am

Can someone tell me who's the man to see about rejoining the AMS? If you'll have me back, that is... :roll:

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Postby Sub culture » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:31 am

'Why are you staring at an empty pond?'

Want to dive your boat in crystal clear water? Then you had better Dive-in- http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk
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Postby U-33 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:29 am

Thanks Andy...it's a dead link tho. No matter, I'll email someone... :shock:

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Postby Sub culture » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:47 am

Works just fine at my end!
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Postby U-33 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:11 am

Right click...save as....got it now mate, ta.

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Postby Davy » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:10 am

Glad you found it and thanks , Andy.

Will be in touch with you soon, wearing a different hat!

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Postby Sub culture » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:59 am

BTW. A suggestion. The membership form would be better as a PDF file, as I'm sure more people have Acrobat reader installed than word, and even if they don't, it's readily available as a free download, unlike Word.

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Postby U-33 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:46 pm

I suppose I'm going to have to buy a printer to print the form off....grr! :roll:

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Postby Davy » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:07 am

Sorry Rich but if you phone or email me I will post you a form. Is it possible to print it off in a Public Libray?.

Point taken, Andy. Mr Gates has got enough of our money! We will look to a pdf file. Actually this posting is being done entirely without Microsoft using Firefox and Linux (Ubuntu version. ) Ubuntu even has a nice "Wordlike" word processor.

I got it all up and running in a day as a dual boot and it is just great. Nice software and much quicker to run because of reduced virus threat.

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Postby Wheelerdealer » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:49 am

In the mean time you can point those without Word here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en
to down load the free MS Word Viewer.
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Whaddya mean, I need a license to do that?!
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Postby Sub culture » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:59 pm

I installed Ubuntu on an old Compaq deskpro PIII machine which I'm using for my CNC mill project. Very nice, and I'll probably switch to it on my desktop machine if/when the borg stop supporting Windows 2000.

Runs very well indeed. I downloaded it as a disc image alongside EMC2- Enhanced Machine Controller 2, which is a free program designed for controlling almost any kind of machine, but is mostly used for CNC machinery, chiefly mills.

http://www.linuxcnc.org
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Postby Crazy Ivan » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:18 pm

Guys,

There is a free downloadable alternative to the Microsoft Office programs. It is called OpenOffice, and can be found at http://www.openoffice.org/.
It is a full suite of office programs which can handle all the standard file formats such as .doc .xls etc. You get the full functionality of Word, Excell, Power Point, and more. Output files are completely compatible with Microsoft programs. You can even take a .doc file and output it to .pdf. I have used it successfully for years. And did I mention.... its FREE! Check it out.
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Postby Davy » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:22 am

I agree that OpenOffice is very good and it forms part of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. It seems to be very compatible with Windows file formats and is easy to use.

The big advantage of Linux is that the web browser runs so much faster without all the antivirus software. This is fine as long as Linux is not threatened by viruses!

Sorry Rich we seem to have gone off topic- I hope you have your form!

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Postby U-33 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:11 pm

No problem Davy...I have enough problems with Microsoft, let alone anything else!

I downloaded the form onto a floppy disc, took it to work to print off, but the powers that be wouldn't have any of that, in case I left them a virus. Bloody cheek!! I'll pop into the local internet cafe and do it from there.

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