Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

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Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Postby mikem64 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:16 am

Hip hip hurrah,

I took the plunge & got myself the i5 version of the Acer Predator halos 300 with 17.3" screen. I just could afford the i7 as I really wanted.

Came on Monday & it's being a real pig to set up. I'm a reluctant Windows 10 fan as I liked XP & when that went the way of the dodo I opted for Windows 7 rather than 10.

So still to say I'm in the setup stage, getting everything how I want it. First issue I've been struggling is getting Windows 10 to recognise & allow access to my Western Digital my cloud & my book network drives. 2 & half days later finally made progress.

I can now get all my data copied back onto my new laptop ready for working. Forgot these new laptops don't come with built in DVD drives, so rushed out yesterday for a usb external version by ASUS.

Got Corel draw X5 installed ok, PowerDirector 16, webplus x5 so I'm nearly their.

Catch you all later.
Mike
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Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:01 am

Hi Mike, Just get rid of those groups of programs and create shortcuts to the ones you are going to use. Then it behaves just like Windows 7, with a slightly more graphical start button.

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Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Postby mikem64 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:25 pm

Good evening troopers,

I'm now testing things out & have finished a new kit to joint the Wordsworth range. This kit is long over due & extends the shipping containers into the 40' range. I've changed the design so this kit has a 2mm card sub base which is simply wrapped in a printed covering sheet.

Lets look at the new 40' container

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Here is the first build showing a Cosco container.

I'm just doing a tidy up in Corel draw & I hope to upload the new kit Friday evening ready for all you weekend card builders to enjoy.

A short video is on my YouTube channel should anyone need some guidance.

Cheers Mike.
Wordsworth Model Railway Free Downloadable Card Kits can be found at here
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The Wordsworth Model Railway Photo Album
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Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:50 pm

Nice to see you back in action Mike. Living in a house full of computers you forget what one breaking down does to sensible people who can normally live with just one! After reading your misgivings about moving on to Windows 10, I read an article from one of the Gurus the gist of which was that the operating system was rapidly becoming irrelevant, it's the application that matters! Then I caught myself in answer to a question from Mrs W saying "I just typed in ......." The assumption being that the only place you now "just type in" is the search bar in a browser!
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Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Postby mikem64 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:24 am

Morning all you card builders, I eventually got the new 40' shipping container kit uploaded but what a nightmare I had. I use webplus 5 to design & maintain my website but it stores the site in a weird manner inside a compressed file that only webplus can read.

Long story short when I run it for the first time to open my website it had lost all the links to the images etc. After a few hours the penny dropped when I noticed it was looking at the C hard drive as per old laptop, my C drive is for Windows only & all data is stored on the D hard drive. All I had to do was find a why of quickly changing the file addresses.

I remembered reading a post saying you can extract your website from the webplus format using winter. It works, found the resources.xml file & edited all the old addresses to show the new file addresses. Saved it back into the compressed file before running it again in webplus, one happy bunny, thought I may had to have entered each line manually at one point.

Anyway I'm up & running. Might think about changing my setup so everything runs from my network drives rather than local disk drives. This would mean should I need to change devices again the file names stored will remain unchanged.

Sorry for boring you with the above but it may help others at some point.......computers.

Cheers Mike
Wordsworth Model Railway Free Downloadable Card Kits can be found at here
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The Wordsworth Model Railway Photo Album
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