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    #41
    I'm having probs running the programme. Any help appreciated Grizzly

    Initially ver 1.3 even allowed me to import a pdf. But wont allow me to import any more pdf's after that. Ver 1.4 crashes on startup.

    Any ideas.

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      #42
      I'm having probs running the programme. Any help appreciated Grizzly

      Initially ver 1.3 even allowed me to import a pdf. But wont allow me to import any more pdf's after that. Ver 1.4 crashes on startup.

      Any ideas.
      Do you have .NET 4.5 and Ghostscript installed? Is it showing you any errors when it crashes?

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        #43
        No errors that I can see. Just windows asking me if I want to report the crash.

        Yes on Ghostscript (incidentally I tried installing it to both Program files directory and then to the directory in which I had the kneeboard program - that didnt help).

        As for .Net 4.5 it's reporting that I have a more recent version so it doesn't want to install that one.

        p.s. just checked the versions - looks like 4.5 is not installed Ill try again.
        Last edited 09-13-2014, 03:06 PM.

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          #44
          Originally posted by eyusuf View Post
          No errors that I can see. Just windows asking me if I want to report the crash.

          Yes on Ghostscript (incidentally I tried installing it to both Program files directory and then to the directory in which I had the kneeboard program - that didnt help).

          As for .Net 4.5 it's reporting that I have a more recent version so it doesn't want to install that one.
          Did you upgrade to version 1.3 from 1.2.1 when you started having problems, or was version 1.3 your original installation?

          Have you tried a fresh download of the most current version? Here is the link:

          Kneeboard Builder Version 1.4

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            #45
            .net is definately broken

            I tried fixing it by using the supplied program from windows ... but it looks like the gremlins have got hold of my computer again.

            How else could the program work once and then break.

            A thousand curses on them gromlins ... ;-)

            p.s. under framework64 folder in windows Ive got the ff versions

            1025
            v2.0.50727
            v3.0
            v3.5
            v4.0.30319

            Curiously windows 7 is reporting that ive already got 4.5 installed ...
            Last edited 09-13-2014, 03:43 PM.

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              #46
              Originally posted by eyusuf View Post
              .net is definately broken

              I tried fixing it by using the supplied program from windows ... but it looks like the gremlins have got hold of my computer again.

              How else could the program work once and then break.

              A thousand curses on them gromlins ... ;-)

              p.s. under framework64 folder in windows Ive got the ff versions

              1025
              v2.0.50727
              v3.0
              v3.5
              v4.0.30319

              Curiously windows 7 is reporting that ive already got 4.5 installed ...
              Take a look at this blog post about repairing or reinstalling the .NET Framework.

              http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/arc...7/8108332.aspx

              Here is a youtube link as well showing some steps from that blog:
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf8YTe_4HQ0


              EDIT:
              Also try running the updater.exe in the Kneeboard Builder program directory to repair any corrupt or missing files in your installation, just in case it is a problem with the program.
              Last edited 09-13-2014, 04:15 PM.

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                #47
                Ok the latest version of kneeboard is now running without cashing ...

                But even though I installed ghostscript I still cant import a pdf - its called checklist.pdf

                Does ghostscript run in the background?

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                  #48
                  Ghostscript doesn't run in the background, I just use the .dlls to convert the .pdf files.

                  What does the program do when you try to import .pdf? Any windows popup?

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                    #49
                    where should I install the dlls? Perhaps its not seeing them?

                    the pdf file - I mouse click and drag it over the import window and it just shows a circle with a slash through it. Meaning I cant import it ... I suppose.

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                      #50
                      Hmm... Does it do that for all .pdf files or just that one?

                      Is the file extension lower case (.pdf) or upper case (.PDF)?
                      Last edited 09-13-2014, 06:12 PM.

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                        #51
                        All the ones I tried. About six of them. And all failed.

                        The capitalisation doesn't appear to work either.

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                          #52
                          What version of windows do you have?

                          Try this earlier version and see if it works:

                          Version 1.2.1

                          (Click 'no' when it asks you if you want to update)


                          EDIT:

                          It appears the 'drag and drop' feature is not working for you for some reason. I am working on a quick fix that adds a browse button so you can manually browse to the file if you cannot drag and drop.
                          Last edited 09-13-2014, 08:11 PM.

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                            #53
                            AlaskanGrizzly
                            Much to my amazement ( because of the lack of my ability), I actually got your program to work and added an A10-C start up checklist to the kneeboard. However, I do have some questions.
                            When I activate the A10 Kneeboard, the first few pages include some maps and stuff that I assume are in the default kneeboard created by PeterP. Correct? I further assume that I can just delete them-correct?
                            The issue of subfolders is confusing to me. I would like to create an A10C subfolder for just certain checklists. If I create such a subfolder, how do I get it to appear in the kneeboard when I activate the kneeboard?

                            I think that I figured out the subfolder issue. You just make another folder under the game name and then simply change the folder to be used by your program. If you want to go back to your regular folder, again you would use your program to simply change folders. Correct?
                            Last edited 09-13-2014, 09:20 PM. Reason: answered my subfolder question.
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                              #54
                              Originally posted by sobe View Post
                              When I activate the A10 Kneeboard, the first few pages include some maps and stuff that I assume are in the default kneeboard created by PeterP. Correct? I further assume that I can just delete them-correct?
                              The maps that appear in the default kneeboard are included at runtime in DCS and cannot be removed. The airport charts, however, can be removed. You can use my program to modify the default kneeboard as well.

                              To completely clear the default kneeboard:

                              1) In the 'Create Custom Kneeboard' tab under 'Select Aircraft' select 'Default Kneeboard'.
                              2) Make sure the 'Groups for Selected Kneeboard' section is empty.
                              3) Click on the 'Clear Default Kneeboard' button directly below the 'Groups for Selected Kneeboard' section.
                              4) A message box will appear telling you the Default Kneeboard has been cleared.

                              To restore the airport charts to the default kneeboard:

                              1) In the 'Create Custom Kneeboard' tab under 'Select Aircraft' select 'Default Kneeboard'.
                              2) Add the 'Default' group from the 'Available Groups' section to the 'Groups for Selected Custom Kneeboard' section.
                              3) Click on the 'Build Default Kneeboard' button.
                              4) A message box will appear telling you the default kneeboard has been built.

                              If you only want some of the default airport charts in the default kneeboard, you can copy the 'Default' group and modify the copy to only contain the charts you want. Then just add the copy group by itself to the 'Groups Selected' section and click on the 'Build Default Kneeboard' button.


                              Originally posted by sobe View Post
                              The issue of subfolders is confusing to me. I would like to create an A10C subfolder for just certain checklists. If I create such a subfolder, how do I get it to appear in the kneeboard when I activate the kneeboard?

                              I think that I figured out the subfolder issue. You just make another folder under the game name and then simply change the folder to be used by your program. If you want to go back to your regular folder, again you would use your program to simply change folders. Correct?
                              After you have created your subfolders (called 'Groups' in my program), just add the ones you want to be included in your kneeboard to the "Groups Selected' section and click on the 'Build Custom Kneeboard' button. Whenever you build a kneeboard for an aircraft it completely clears the existing kneeboard and the newly built kneeboard will only include the 'Groups' you have added to the 'Groups Selected' section.

                              For example, you have the following groups: 'Startup Checklist', 'Gun Employment Checklist' and 'Maverick Employment Checklist'.

                              Lets say you want to practice your startup and gun strafing skills. With 'A-10C' as the selected aircraft, only add the 'Startup Checklist' and 'Gun Employment Checklist' to the 'Groups Selected' section and click 'Build Custom Kneeboard for A-10C'. Your A-10C kneeboard will then only contain the 'Startup' and 'Gun' checklists.

                              After completing that mission, you decide you just want to practice using mavericks. Once again you would make sure 'A-10C' is your selected aircraft and then add the 'Maverick Employment Checklist' by itself to the 'Groups Selected' section. Click on the 'Build Custom Kneeboard' button and your A-10C kneeboard will now only contain the 'Maverick Employment Checklist'


                              I hope all of that makes sense. Once I get the program feature complete and bug free I plan on making some youtube videos demonstrating all of the program's features with some tips and tricks.

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                                #55
                                Originally posted by AlaskanGrizzly View Post
                                What version of windows do you have?

                                Try this earlier version and see if it works:

                                Version 1.2.1

                                (Click 'no' when it asks you if you want to update)


                                EDIT:

                                It appears the 'drag and drop' feature is not working for you for some reason. I am working on a quick fix that adds a browse button so you can manually browse to the file if you cannot drag and drop.
                                Windows 7 64 bit

                                The link you gave me is unavailable. So I can't see if 1.2.1 is working.

                                The drag and drop feature is standard with your program me design. So I think its really interesting to figure out why its not working. Especially since, if you remember, I stated that the first time I use your program me, the feature on your program me worked fine.

                                So this is a mystery worthy of Shylock Holmes. I'm hoping you are a mystery lover too, maybe (with some help from the Lord ) we can solve this one.

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                                  #56
                                  AlaskanGrizzly
                                  Great post and a great program. What is your computer background?
                                  Trackir4 using the latest Trackir 5 software, Win10 Pro [Creator Update] updated from Win7Pro Pro 64Bit, Intel(R) Core™ i5-2500 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA115 , GigaByte GA-Z68XP-UD4 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 16GB Ram, GTX MSI Gaming 1060 [6 GB] Video Card, Main Monitor 1 on left 1920x1080 Touchscreen Monitor 2 on right 1920x1080 .

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                                    #57
                                    Its frustrating me too.

                                    I have a technical and businees background, which would be sufficient to sort out a small glitch like this. Just waiting for the instruction ...

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                                      #58
                                      Originally posted by eyusuf View Post
                                      Windows 7 64 bit

                                      The link you gave me is unavailable. So I can't see if 1.2.1 is working.
                                      Sorry the link is available again now.

                                      Originally posted by sobe View Post
                                      AlaskanGrizzly
                                      Great post and a great program. What is your computer background?
                                      I am self taught in C#, VB, HTML, PHP, Javascript and a little bit of LUA. It is mostly a hobby of mine right now; my current job is actually a police officer.
                                      Last edited 09-14-2014, 03:51 AM.

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                                        #59
                                        Version 1.4.1.0 Released

                                        Version 1.4.1.0 is now available.

                                        Version 1.4.1.0 Changelog:
                                        -added button to manually browse .pdf files for import for situations where 'drag and drop' does not work
                                        -fixed bug preventing .pdf files from being added to the import queue if the .pdf extension is capitalized (.PDF)

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                                          #60
                                          Originally posted by AlaskanGrizzly View Post
                                          I am self taught in C#, VB, HTML, PHP, Javascript and a little bit of LUA. It is mostly a hobby of mine right now; my current job is actually a police officer.
                                          Kick Ass!

                                          As a self-taught programmer myself I have to say that your stuff is so polished that I would never have guessed. Thanks for your service as a cop as well.

                                          S!
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