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  • Dave
    I have a feeling that some may copy these cd s and then sell the originals. Easy enough to do. I use Foxit Reader to select text and to cut and paste. I m
    Message 1 of 10 , Aug 8, 2008
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      I have a feeling that some may copy these cd's and then sell the
      originals. Easy enough to do. I use Foxit Reader to select text and to
      cut and paste. I'm not sure if the free version does this, however it
      might be worth buying if you do a lot of PDF reading, because it has a
      highlight and annotation feature which is valuable. It's worth having
      in the free version because it doesn't come with all the crap that is in
      Adobe Reader. I cut and paste into OpenOffice Writer, then convert them
      back into PDF if I need to. OpenOffice is a free MS Office clone, well
      worth having only for the ease of turning doc files into PDF.

      Each year on the cd is a PDF file of about 4-5 megs. Uncertain if you
      can convert that to txt or rtf or doc with that size. Let us know if
      you've done that successfully, please.

      Dave

      eighth_conn_inf wrote:
      >
      > Harry and Dave,
      >
      > Thx for this info! $60 is much less than $350 to $600 which I've seen
      > lately on ebay. Can I copy text from Adobe into Word? Can the text be
      > searched? Looks like the hardcopy index costs extra.
      >
      > Thank you,
      > Larry
      >
      > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>, Dave <gewehr@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > The Confederate Veteran issues from 1893 to 1912 are available at
      > > Eastern Digital Resources in PDF format. URL is
      > www.researchonline.net
      > > They offer 4 cds covering 4 years apiece or so.
      > > They have a lot of different kinds of primary ACW sources,
      > including the
      > > OR, in digital format. In my opinion, at the price (around $60)
      > they
      > > are a valuable resource to be used with with the usual post-war
      > > caution. For me, they're worth it just for the anecdotes, songs
      > and
      > > letters. By the way, they are not protected, so you can rip them
      > and
      > > keep them on your drives for better speed and portability.
      > >
      > > Dave
      > >
      > > Harry Smeltzer wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Larry, if I'm not mistaken Confederate Veteran magazine is
      > available on CD
      > > > at a fraction of what you'd pay for the bound volumes.
      > > >
      > > > Harry
      > > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>] On
      > > > Behalf Of eighth_conn_inf
      > > > Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 9:57 AM
      > > > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:TalkAntietam%
      > 40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Confederate Veteran magazine
      > > >
      > > > Gerry,
      > > >
      > > > If they published the magazines from 1893-1932 then the UCV is the
      > > > group. Are you saying they consist of materials written by
      > > > participants/observers rather than just LC rantings? I'm just not
      > > > sure spending that amount of money is worthwhile for just one or
      > two
      > > > quotes but if they are a goldmine for good research then the cost
      > is
      > > > justified.
      > > >
      > > > Larry
      > > >
      > > > --- In TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@>
      > > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Dear Larry,
      > > > >
      > > > > Do you mean the magazine published by the United Confederate
      > > > > Veterans?
      > > > >
      > > > > If so, there is a bit of "Lost Cause" writing in its varied
      > pages
      > > > > but also a lot of very good and useful information.
      > > > >
      > > > > Like any other primary source, you have to take what you read
      > > > > with a little grain of salt. If the information can be
      > > > > corroborated independently of Confederate Veteran and checks
      > out,
      > > > > then the account may be considered having greater weight.
      > > > >
      > > > > Hope this helps!
      > > > >
      > > > > Yr. Obt. Svt.
      > > > > G E "Gerry" Mayers
      > > > >
      > > > > To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
      > > > > on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
      > > > > Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
      > > > > the Almighty God. --Anonymous
      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@>
      > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 9:36 AM
      > > > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Confederate Veteran magazine
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Does anyone have an opinion on the value of the old Confederate
      > > > > Magazine for research purposes? From time to time reprinted sets
      > > > > come
      > > > > up for sale usually for a few hundred dollars. Are there useful
      > > > > articles in them or are they mostly full of Lost Cause writings?
      > > > >
      > > > > Thank you,
      > > > > Larry
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      >
    • eighth_conn_inf
      Dave, Thx for the help in copying text from PDF to Word. I ve never done it. Larry ... and to ... it ... has a ... having ... is in ... them ... well ... you
      Message 2 of 10 , Aug 9, 2008
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        Dave,

        Thx for the help in copying text from PDF to Word. I've never done it.

        Larry

        --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Dave <gewehr@...> wrote:
        >
        > I have a feeling that some may copy these cd's and then sell the
        > originals. Easy enough to do. I use Foxit Reader to select text
        and to
        > cut and paste. I'm not sure if the free version does this, however
        it
        > might be worth buying if you do a lot of PDF reading, because it
        has a
        > highlight and annotation feature which is valuable. It's worth
        having
        > in the free version because it doesn't come with all the crap that
        is in
        > Adobe Reader. I cut and paste into OpenOffice Writer, then convert
        them
        > back into PDF if I need to. OpenOffice is a free MS Office clone,
        well
        > worth having only for the ease of turning doc files into PDF.
        >
        > Each year on the cd is a PDF file of about 4-5 megs. Uncertain if
        you
        > can convert that to txt or rtf or doc with that size. Let us know
        if
        > you've done that successfully, please.
        >
        > Dave
        >
        > eighth_conn_inf wrote:
        > >
        > > Harry and Dave,
        > >
        > > Thx for this info! $60 is much less than $350 to $600 which I've
        seen
        > > lately on ebay. Can I copy text from Adobe into Word? Can the
        text be
        > > searched? Looks like the hardcopy index costs extra.
        > >
        > > Thank you,
        > > Larry
        > >
        > > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
        > > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>, Dave <gewehr@> wrote:
        > > >
        > > > The Confederate Veteran issues from 1893 to 1912 are available
        at
        > > > Eastern Digital Resources in PDF format. URL is
        > > www.researchonline.net
        > > > They offer 4 cds covering 4 years apiece or so.
        > > > They have a lot of different kinds of primary ACW sources,
        > > including the
        > > > OR, in digital format. In my opinion, at the price (around $60)
        > > they
        > > > are a valuable resource to be used with with the usual post-war
        > > > caution. For me, they're worth it just for the anecdotes, songs
        > > and
        > > > letters. By the way, they are not protected, so you can rip them
        > > and
        > > > keep them on your drives for better speed and portability.
        > > >
        > > > Dave
        > > >
        > > > Harry Smeltzer wrote:
        > > > >
        > > > > Larry, if I'm not mistaken Confederate Veteran magazine is
        > > available on CD
        > > > > at a fraction of what you'd pay for the bound volumes.
        > > > >
        > > > > Harry
        > > > >
        > > > > -----Original Message-----
        > > > > From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
        > > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
        > > > > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
        > > > > [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
        > > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
        > > > > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>] On
        > > > > Behalf Of eighth_conn_inf
        > > > > Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 9:57 AM
        > > > > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
        > > <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:TalkAntietam%
        > > 40yahoogroups.com>
        > > > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Confederate Veteran magazine
        > > > >
        > > > > Gerry,
        > > > >
        > > > > If they published the magazines from 1893-1932 then the UCV
        is the
        > > > > group. Are you saying they consist of materials written by
        > > > > participants/observers rather than just LC rantings? I'm just
        not
        > > > > sure spending that amount of money is worthwhile for just one
        or
        > > two
        > > > > quotes but if they are a goldmine for good research then the
        cost
        > > is
        > > > > justified.
        > > > >
        > > > > Larry
        > > > >
        > > > > --- In TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
        > > > > yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@>
        > > > > wrote:
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Dear Larry,
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Do you mean the magazine published by the United Confederate
        > > > > > Veterans?
        > > > > >
        > > > > > If so, there is a bit of "Lost Cause" writing in its varied
        > > pages
        > > > > > but also a lot of very good and useful information.
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Like any other primary source, you have to take what you
        read
        > > > > > with a little grain of salt. If the information can be
        > > > > > corroborated independently of Confederate Veteran and checks
        > > out,
        > > > > > then the account may be considered having greater weight.
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Hope this helps!
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Yr. Obt. Svt.
        > > > > > G E "Gerry" Mayers
        > > > > >
        > > > > > To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or
        even
        > > > > > on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in
        the
        > > > > > Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction
        from
        > > > > > the Almighty God. --Anonymous
        > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
        > > > > > From: "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@>
        > > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
        > > > > yahoogroups.com>
        > > > > > Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 9:36 AM
        > > > > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Confederate Veteran magazine
        > > > > >
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Does anyone have an opinion on the value of the old
        Confederate
        > > > > > Magazine for research purposes? From time to time reprinted
        sets
        > > > > > come
        > > > > > up for sale usually for a few hundred dollars. Are there
        useful
        > > > > > articles in them or are they mostly full of Lost Cause
        writings?
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Thank you,
        > > > > > Larry
        > > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        >
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