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2080Re: English 1901 census online

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  • Rene Dussome
    Oct 13, 2003
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      Gloria:

      > What do I need if I work on a Mac? Gloria Moore.

      Are you already accessing the 1901 census on a Mac and are having the
      same problem that Wendy and I had? If so, click on Help in the left hand
      column. Scroll down to General Information and read the Technical Help
      information.

      If not, e-mail me.

      Rene

      >
      > 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
      > > since.
      > >
      > > Wendy Hamilton
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Rene Dussome" <rdussome@...>
      > > To: "dist-gen" <dist-gen@...>
      > > Cc: "Janice Cushman" <jcushman@...>; "Diane Granger"
      > > <rdcgrang@...>
      > > 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
      > >> Windows
      > >> 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:
      > >>
      > >> http://download.com.com/3000-2192-10223761.html?tag=lst-0-1
      > >>
      > >> * * *
      > >>
      > >> Patrick Black wrote:
      > >>
      > >> "I had exactly the same problem until I downloaded and installed
      > >> Sun
      > >> Java
      > >> Run-time. Try
      > >>
      > >> http://www.java.com/
      > >>
      > >> "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
      > >>
      > >> http://www.irfanview.com
      > >>
      > >> "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
      > >>
      > >> http://www.afhs.ab.ca
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >
      > > http://www.afhs.ab.ca
      > >
      > >
      > >

      http://www.afhs.ab.ca
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