This area contains the messages from the old Yahoo cadintoshmac group after the port.
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On Feb 6, 2007, at 9:31 AM, email@example.com wrote: >> 2b. CADintosh manual [was: Digest Number 98]> Posted by: "Rowland Carson" firstname.lastname@example.org rowlandcarson> Date: Tue Feb 6, 2007 3:34 am ((PST))>> At 2007-02-05 21:08 -0900 William Hostman wrote:>>> The included manual is pretty skimpy. Quite honestly, it's barely>> adequate.>>>> But, since Thorsten also is selling a third party's manual for his>> software, I suspect that to be far more complete, but have no way of>> knowing... I'm too cheap to buy it!>> William - I don't recall buying anything extra in the way of a manual> for CADintosh - although my memory may well be letting me down, it's> a long time since I registered. I'll have to take a look at the> Lemkesoft website again and see if there's something I'm missing. I> have bought Hagen Henke's excellent manual for GraphicConverter> (Thorsten's other very useful tool), but can't recall being aware of> a similar thing being available for CADintosh.>> The first 2 items in my CADintosh help menu are:>> Open Users Guide... which brings up a 100-page document - a> reference manual which says what everything in the application does; 100 pages of very little but the most basic; > Open Introduction... which brings up a 34-page document - a how-to> walk-through of most of the basic capabilities, using a house plan as> an example. And can't be completed as written until registered... I tried! >> True, the Users Guide does not give examples of use, but "skimpy"> would not occur to me as the first adjective for it. By comparison to similar products (CC2, for one), yes, skimpy is the word I'd choose every time for the documentation included/openly available.Without the walk-through, I'd simply call it "absolutely minimalist." > Is the 3rd-party manual you refer to different from either of these,> or are you missing one of those items on the Help menu? Yes >> I've found that almost all of my questions can be answered from the> Users Guide, but that I often have difficulty in knowing how to> locate the information I need. I haven't; experimentation, however, has been adequate. Herr Lemke puts things in really appropriate spots most times.Same can be said for GC; I believe I registered it some 10 years ago... I've not looked in the docs for GC since the switch to OS X... I haven't needed to.It's the same author for the 3rd party manual, IIRC.