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2079Re: English 1901 census online

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  • Gloria Moore
    Oct 13, 2003
      What do I need if I work on a Mac?  Gloria Moore.

      Wendy Hamilton wrote:
      Hi Rene,
      When I first tried to access the English 1901 census my XP machine would
      freeze after the first image had been displayed.  I found out that it was
      due to timing:  the purchase of my machine (Dec 2001) and the Microsoft /
      Sun java dispute.
      Finally, in Jan 2002, I hired my trusty computer expert to fix the problem.
      It went something like this:
      Due to the dispute, the Java Virtual machine had not been loaded on my XP.
      By the time we found out what the problem was I had missed the opportunity
      to download the service pack from Microsoft.  My computer expert downloaded
      Sun's Java and I have successfully retrieved census images using APPLETever
      Wendy Hamilton
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: "Rene Dussome" <rdussome@...>
      To: "dist-gen" <dist-gen@...>
      Cc: "Janice Cushman" <jcushman@...>; "Diane Granger"
      Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 8:45 AM
      Subject: English 1901 census online
      To English researchers:
      On Monday October 6th Jeanne Bunting put the following message on the
      UK-1901-CENSUS mailing list:
      "The PRO has changed the 1901 web site over the weekend.  You now get a
      choice of PDF, Applet or TIFF at the top of the final screen.
      "My Windows 98 machine works perfectly with APPLET but my daughter's
      XP machine freezes after the first image has been displayed.  Has anyone
      else had problems and more importantly, have they overcome them?"
      * * *
      Brian Pears replied as follows:
      "I favour the lowest-tech approach - download the TIFF and view
      it using Irfanview (Freeware). The TIFF is the smallest of the
      download options and gives the best quality, while Irfanview's
      zooms are quicker than Acrobat Reader's or the Applet's.
      Irfanview also allows you to crop the black area before printing
      thus giving a larger image on paper."
      * * *
      Paul Clark wrote:
      "I agree - it's a good program. Here's a download site for IrfanView:
      * * *
      Patrick Black wrote:
      "I had exactly the same problem until I downloaded and installed Sun
      Run-time.  Try
      "and click on the Free Download section on the page.
      "It seems that the PRO software doesn't always like Microsoft's flavour
      of Java, but it seems to be fine with the Sun original!"
      * * *
      Mark wrote:
      "The main Irfanview website gives you a variety of download locations
      "Another feature is the ability to scale the picture to fit the paper
      size when you print."
      * * *
      My operating system is ME and I have had a problem when downloading an
      image from the PRO website. Occasionally, after I have saved the image
      to a file on my hard drive the screen freezes and I have to exit the
      program and reload it before downloading another image. Perhaps the
      above suggestions will help me.
      Rene Dussome

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