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2005\09\09@043306 by Jan-Erik Soderholm

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Well, maybe more of a rant then a real problem... :-)

Today I got a mail called "September 05 microSolutions e-newsletter".

Ok, so far so good.

In the mail there is a presentation of the newletter and then it says
:

> Download the September 2005 issue by clicking here:
> http://techtrain.microchip.com/seminars/LHC/HCApp.aspx?ID=298

Now, *that* URL links you to some scripted page that
*automaticly* starts the download of a PDF file. And when
started in that way, I never get any "open/save" question.

Why on earth can't they simply just link to a regular page
where the PDF file is directly linked so you can
right-klick it and select "save target" ????

Feels a little better now... :-)

Best Regards,
Jan-Erik.



2005\09\09@045158 by Hopkins

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Glad u feel better :-)

How do u register to receive the news letter?

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Roy
Tauranga
New Zealand
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>
> Today I got a mail called "September 05 microSolutions e-newsletter".
>

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2005\09\09@051238 by Jan-Erik Soderholm

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Hopkins wrote :

> How do u register to receive the news letter?

I'm not sure...

Maybe checkmarking something while on
buy.microchip.com or sample.microchip.com.

I've done a quick search on http://www.microchip.com,
but could not find any "newlestter subscriptions" page...

Jan-Erik



2005\09\09@051617 by Jinx

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> Why on earth can't they simply just link to a regular page
> where the PDF file is directly linked so you can
> right-klick it and select "save target" ????

Yes, it is a slight nuisance Jan-Erik. You can download pdfs
directly from here though

http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1421

They're all said to be 23k for some reason, but they aren't.  Don't
ask me, I only read 'em. The current issue is 586k for example

2005\09\09@051728 by Jinx

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> How do u register to receive the news letter?

On the pdf page

http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1421

there's a link

http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1954

2005\09\09@053421 by Hopkins

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Thanks Jinx :-)

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Roy
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New Zealand
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2005\09\09@054849 by Jinx

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> Thanks Jinx :-)

Trudging through sub-menus - so you don't have to ;-)

Some worthwhile info in those newsletters. Should be
a compulsory registration for everyone on PIClist

2005\09\09@075712 by olin piclist

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Jan-Erik Soderholm wrote:
>> Download the September 2005 issue by clicking here:
>> http://techtrain.microchip.com/seminars/LHC/HCApp.aspx?ID=298
>
> Now, *that* URL links you to some scripted page that
> *automaticly* starts the download of a PDF file. And when
> started in that way, I never get any "open/save" question.

It works fine for me using MSIE.  It brings up the Acrobat Reader plugin
which has its own SAVE toolbar icon (looks like a floppy disk) in the upper
left corner.  Unfortunately I don't know of any way to use it without
annoying clickety-clicking, but I tried it and it works.  I was able to save
a copy of the newsletter to my disk.


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2005\09\09@085248 by Jan-Erik Soderholm

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Olin Lathrop wrote :

> Jan-Erik Soderholm wrote:
> >> Download the September 2005 issue by clicking here:
> >> techtrain.microchip.com/seminars/LHC/HCApp.aspx?ID=298
> >
> > Now, *that* URL links you to some scripted page that
> > *automaticly* starts the download of a PDF file. And when
> > started in that way, I never get any "open/save" question.
>
>
> It works fine for me using MSIE.  It brings up the Acrobat
> Reader plugin which has its own SAVE toolbar icon (looks
> like a floppy disk) in the upper left corner...

Yes, I know about that, no problem, and *that*
works equlay well for me, of course. That wasn't the point.

When loading Reader as plug-in in my browser (Firefox),
it hangs and I have to restart the browser.

I want nothing but a plain save, and while sitting on a
52 K dialup link, I'd like to have as few steps as possible...

Jan-Erik.



2005\09\09@091826 by Dennis J. Murray

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Question, Jan-Erik:

What OS are you using?  I'm running Firefox with Adobe plug-in for PDF
under WinXP and Firefox with XPDF as the PDF reader under Linux (RHEL
4).  Both versions seem sensitive to PDF files and prone to hang the
browser occasionally (but NOT frequently).  Under Linux (XPDF plug-in),
the easiest way to save a file is to  right-mouse click on the document
and follow the pop-up menus.  However, I HAVE had trouble using the
conventional browser toolbar to save PDFs without hanging.

Hope this helps!
Dennis

Jan-Erik Soderholm wrote:

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2005\09\09@092821 by Jan-Erik Soderholm

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Dennis J. Murray wrote :

> Question, Jan-Erik:
>
> What OS are you using?

W2K SP2.

But this isn't a technical problem.
It's more about bad website design...

I want a link that I can right-click on and select
"save target as..." (or whatever your browser calls it).

I do not want links that says nothing about the fact
that it will automaticly start some download (or whatever).

And, finaly, if it's a document/kit download, I want a
notification about the total size before I download so
I can download later if it's large (over my 56K dialup
link).

Thanks anyway ! :-)

Jan-Erik.



2005\09\09@095625 by Alan B. Pearce

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>W2K SP2.

Same as I use. My IE opens them just fine.

>But this isn't a technical problem.
>It's more about bad website design...
>
>I want a link that I can right-click on and select
>"save target as..." (or whatever your browser calls it).

That is what I have been doing, after clicking on the month. I just right
click on the pdf symbol and safe it.

I think they make you select the month as an extra page, as some months have
several files on the page, recent ones have "Chinese" and "Taiwan"
selections about every quarter, and the earliest couple of years are titled
somewhat differently, it looks like they were done as specific subjects, or
have been split into such since.

2005\09\09@104302 by Jan-Erik Soderholm

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Alan B. Pearce wrote :

> >I want a link that I can right-click on and select
> >"save target as..." (or whatever your browser calls it).
>
> That is what I have been doing, after clicking on the month.

Well, yes. But then you're on some page where there
are direct links to each PDF file, not using the link (that
I included in my first post) from the mail that MC sent out.

The link from the mail didn't open any page, it automaticly
started an PDF download (which was not clear from looking
at the link/URL as such.) There was never any link to
right-click on to select "save target...".

Jan-Erik.



2005\09\09@111334 by Nicola Perotto

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Hi,
in Firefox (1.06) you can disable the acrobat plug-in: go in the menu
Tools, than Options and select Downloads. In the lower right corner
there is a "Plug-Ins..." button that help you to disable or enable
various extensions. But some time not all plug-ins are listed...

          Nicola


Jan-Erik Soderholm wrote:

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2005\09\09@125617 by WH Tan

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Hi Jan-Erik,

Go to Microchip main page, enter "emc" in the search box, you should
get all the links at bottom of the list, as that is what I get here.

Best regards,

WH Tan


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2005\09\09@130052 by WH Tan

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I just recall this:

The latest newsletter (not the EMC one) said that they are on thier
way preparing the EMC page. So I think the page with all the relevant
links is on its way...


Best regards,

WH Tan


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2005\09\09@131832 by WH Tan

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Hi again,

I think it's time for me to go to bed now...:) I don't know how I
can't mis-interprete this: You wrote "MC", but I read "EMC"...

Please ignore what I said.

Best regards,

WH Tan


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2005\09\09@193331 by Tad Anhalt

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Jan-Erik Soderholm wrote:
> I want nothing but a plain save, and while sitting on a
> 52 K dialup link, I'd like to have as few steps as possible...

There is a Firefox extension called PDF Download that does exactly that.

This link may work.  If not, just do a search.
https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=636&application=firefox

HTH,
Tad Anhalt

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