TOAW Manual in Word (Full Version)

All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> The Operational Art of War IV



Message


sPzAbt653 -> TOAW Manual in Word (9/20/2019 8:42:29 AM)

deleted




76mm -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/20/2019 11:11:01 AM)

Excellent, thanks much for this Steve (and all other contributors)!




StuccoFresco -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/20/2019 1:56:32 PM)

That would be awesome.

Albeit the main problem of the manual is the sheer amount of information the game need you to know.




76mm -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/20/2019 2:25:24 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: StuccoFresco
Albeit the main problem of the manual is the sheer amount of information the game need you to know.

True, but that problem can only be overcome if the manual is complete and correct!




mdanz -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/20/2019 3:02:53 PM)

Whats a "Manwell?"
Can you talk to it?

"Manwell!"
"Manwell??"





Lobster -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/20/2019 4:18:42 PM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxZGYjU1PRc




MikeBrough -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/20/2019 6:32:03 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: mdanz

Whats a "Manwell?"
Can you talk to it?

"Manwell!"
"Manwell??"




Most Manwells are from Barcelona.




sPzAbt653 -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/21/2019 12:10:28 PM)

deleted




rhinobones -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/21/2019 2:09:59 PM)

Thanks for formatting the manual in MS Word. I find it so much easier to navigate. Great initiative.

That said, what is the long term plan? Is there a team committed to incorporating changes for the foreseeable future or are we looking at a deadline for accepting suggestions?

Also, I suspect that few people have read the entire manual, mostly just the parts where they need information. Are there specific paragraphs which readers find confusing and would benefit most from word-smithing? If people are going to take the time to write suggestions, it would be good to optimize their time and hit the biggest problem areas first.

Regards, RhinoBones





sPzAbt653 -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/21/2019 4:31:44 PM)

deleted




Zovs -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/25/2019 4:16:59 PM)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Steve and I have finished working together on this project. I am done formatting and editing this document. If anyone has expertise in Word or would like to take up the mantle I suggest you go ahead.

Attached is all my edits, there were many spelling and grammatical errors that have been fixed since 1.00, and I believe 98% of all the formatting errors are corrected as well. I also took the liberty to re-write parts of the document, in particular the PBEM++ system was confusing and there was an Annex that was stuck in the middle of the document that did not belong there so I moved it to where the rest of the Annexes are. There was some other formatting issues with the original as well which I sorted out. I have also added in/updated/corrected or fixed the default Word Table of Contents and the side bar navigation and also added/fixed all the hyperlinks in the document.

For me the whole point was to create a consistent, corrected, formatted and hyperlink manual. I believe that is what is reflected in my edits with version 1.02.

Lastly I also included many copies of the same document with various styles applied so that folks could select the one that most appealed to them visually.

For navigation I hope this screen shot helps explain things:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/XAxbGmq.png[/img]

For the hyperlink navigation the first step is to find one in the document and follow these basic instructions:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Q6a3S7m.png[/img]

When you click on that hyperlink it should take you to the section in reference like so:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/QUmf63F.png[/img]

I learned a lot working on this project with Steve and alot about TOAW in general.

Hope you find something you like in the zip file. If there is errors I may correct them but I am pretty much done with reformatting and working on this.

PS I used Microsoft Word 365 for this project.

cheers

edit: added zip file.




76mm -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/25/2019 4:22:09 PM)

yippee, thanks for your work on this!




Lobster -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/25/2019 5:13:50 PM)

Good job. Maybe the What's New stuff got added?




Lobster -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/25/2019 7:00:17 PM)

In PDF format.





Zovs -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (9/25/2019 7:39:06 PM)

+1 Jack




cathar1244 -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (10/1/2019 10:53:39 AM)

Thanks Gentlemen!

Cheers




jreebel -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (10/12/2019 4:01:57 PM)

Just downloaded the zip file and looked it over. Awesome! Are they all the same content, just different formatting?




Zovs -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (10/12/2019 8:02:22 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: jreebel

Just downloaded the zip file and looked it over. Awesome! Are they all the same content, just different formatting?


Yes I used the same content but different formatting so folks could choose the one they liked.




76mm -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (10/16/2020 7:44:19 PM)

I couldn't get the hyperlinks to work in Zov's Word 2018 version...what am I doing wrong?




Zovs -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (10/16/2020 8:01:01 PM)

How do you mean?

If I open up one of the Word docs, and then I hit cntrl + F it pops up a Navigation menu on the left side of the document. Next click on the Headings tab on the far left and then you'll see all the headings listed below. Now just click on one of the headings below and it will automatically take you to that place in the document. Easy peasy no?




Zovs -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (10/16/2020 8:03:54 PM)

Reference Post #11.

Works for me pretty good.




76mm -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (10/16/2020 8:56:16 PM)

doh, I thought we could link directly from the document, rather than from the navigation pane! It works with the navigation pane.




Zovs -> RE: TOAW Civilian Game Manual (10/16/2020 10:26:07 PM)

+1 and glad you got it sorted. Did the best with the tools I had.




Hellen_slith -> RE: TOAW Manual in Word (11/11/2020 1:28:25 PM)

Here is a picture that may help folks, my friend Red was having a bit of trouble with how to use this function to best effect, so I sent him this and he liked it. I hope you will too, feel free to copy / paste the picture into your Word manual if you want. Have a great gaming day!


[image]local://upfiles/18399/B841AD5174BE4EEF9420E27E9738C592.jpg[/image]




dduckett -> RE: TOAW Manual in Word (11/18/2020 9:24:12 PM)

Hi all, I'm planning to incorporate the community manual into a wiki. I assume there are no issues since it's a community manual and will let you all know when I've done so. Let me know if any issues.




Zovs -> RE: TOAW Manual in Word (11/18/2020 9:39:48 PM)

+1




dduckett -> RE: TOAW Manual in Word (11/22/2020 4:11:24 AM)

The content of the community manual has been put into a wiki (wargamewiki.com). Still some cleaning up and organizing to do, but far along. See https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4911527 for more information.




Page: [1]

Valid CSS!




Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI
3.710938E-02