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Zach
August 10th, 2004, 23:09
I think I might do it..

Getting sick of messing with web sites and standards and shit

Going to see if I like PDF making software and then we'll se

Lefteris_D
August 10th, 2004, 23:28
The PDF making software will only handle the conversion for you. My suggestion is to try the official Acrobat from Adobe as it supports digital signatures and other nice features to protect your work from being stolen.

To create the magazine however prior to converting to PDF you will need something else. The easiest solution to find is probably Microsoft Publisher as it is included in Microsoft Office Professional.

Please let me know if you find something better.

Lefteris_D
August 10th, 2004, 23:33
Oh, there is also Adobe PageMaker (http://www.adobe.com/products/pagemaker/main.html). PageMaker can also export directly to PDF so no extra software is needed and no quality is lost.

Give that a try and let me know :)

Zach
August 10th, 2004, 23:45
Yes I fully intend to try and find a program that will let me work the PDF right inside it and save ad, prefferably from Adobe..

Lefteris_D
August 11th, 2004, 04:57
PageMaker is what you need to try then.

ShadowWarrior
August 11th, 2004, 05:36
Why don't you try compiling your magazine into a standalone (exe) Flash file?

Zach
August 11th, 2004, 11:14
Adobe is the best platform for me right now.

Anyway.. got my hands on MS publisher 2003, and its a nice program and all. But like other programs it seems to have issues with a lot of my images.

It opens a lot, much larger than they really are. Specifically older screenshots from pre-existing work.

I mean.. when the filesize is 256x224, I don't expect to get an image TWICE as large showing up on the screen... meh. Yet oddly enough, taking brand new recent shots, yields perfect results.

Oh I love graphics manipulation :rolleyes:

Zach
August 12th, 2004, 00:09
I have been familiarizing myself with Publisher. It is by far the best out there for doing layouts.

This is a sample page. I will have different sections color coded for each system, and things of that nature.

http://www.oldskoolgames.com/mag_layout.pdf

Lefteris_D
August 12th, 2004, 00:25
How long did it take for you to make it?

What did you use for the PDF? Acrobat or a third party PDF maker?

Zach
August 12th, 2004, 00:29
I worked on the page on and off the whole day.. It took that long mostly cause I was learning how Publisher works and stuff.
I used Adobe's PDF printer to make it.

The one thing I don't like is that in publisher, you can't seem to make the hyperlinks appear as plain text, with no underlines etc.. Plus the hyperlink doesn't work after conversion.

I can manually put the hyperlink on the text I want, in Acrobat, but I REALLY don't feel like doing that for a dozen pages... Is there anyway I can batch apply a hyperlink to a specific piece of text, or "Section" of all the pages ?

Lefteris_D
August 12th, 2004, 06:13
Originally posted by Neco@Aug 12 2004, 02:29 AM
Is there anyway I can batch apply a hyperlink to a specific piece of text, or "Section" of all the pages ?
I have no idea.

Zach
August 24th, 2004, 05:34
Here is some more current progress.

http://www.oldskoolgames.com/osg.pdf

its actually smaller than I thought and I only have the genesis section to finish doing.
Most pics display well at an extreme zoom so people can still get a close-up of most shots to see if they like.

Lefteris_D
August 24th, 2004, 14:17
Very nice. I hope you have a site update(style etc) planned as well.

RockY
August 24th, 2004, 15:08
Originally posted by Neco@Aug 24 2004, 05:34 AM
Here is some more current progress.

http://www.oldskoolgames.com/osg.pdf

its actually smaller than I thought and I only have the genesis section to finish doing.
Most pics display well at an extreme zoom so people can still get a close-up of most shots to see if they like.
Ahh batman... that game was great, I spent the entire week until I finished it.

Zach
August 24th, 2004, 15:30
I will change the site around a little bit, but not by much.

RockY
August 24th, 2004, 15:33
well talking about sites... mine is dead, no money to keep it alive =(

Lefteris_D
September 25th, 2004, 21:38
Time to bump this thread.

Any updates on the project Neco?

Zach
September 25th, 2004, 23:20
Not at the moment. Its been put on hold for a while so I can take care of some other things