Old 07-03-2006, 12:01 AM   #81
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Thanks - actually a little further digging revealed that it's the "edit bg" box that counts here. Set that to white and you'll get what I get. But I entirely understand that you may not want what I've got! This whole colours thing is indeed another cross for the weary documentor to carry!
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:46 AM   #82
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Updates today:

- Added Floating Windows topic
- Added MIDI Editor topic (placeholder)
- Added FX chain topic
- Rewrote / updated Workspace section
- Updated About REAPER topic
- Added using plug-ins section

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Old 07-09-2006, 04:57 AM   #83
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The guide is keeping up the pace...

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Old 07-09-2006, 09:03 AM   #84
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Anyone else having a problem getting the .chm file to open? It downloads as 4.8mb, hmmmm...
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:13 AM   #85
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Did you put it in your main Reaper folder? I believe that's where it has to be located.
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Did you put it in your main Reaper folder? I believe that's where it has to be located.
No luck in or out of the Reaper main folder...though it may just be the machine I'm using here at work. I'll try again once I get home.

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Old 07-09-2006, 11:08 AM   #87
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I just checked and, yes, it's to be placed in the main Reaper directory.
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Old 07-09-2006, 12:45 PM   #88
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Anyone else having a problem getting the .chm file to open? It downloads as 4.8mb, hmmmm...
What error message are you getting?
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Old 07-09-2006, 01:49 PM   #89
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Try method 1 in the Microsoft knowledgebase article at this link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902225/
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Try method 1 in the Microsoft knowledgebase article at this link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902225/
So...I get home, download the .chm and open it no problem. I go to the Reaper forum to tell folks (again) that I'm an idiot but instead run across the above link which described exactly what happened on the at-work-machine. So now I not only know why my machine doesn't have this really silly behavior but I can go tell that nice lady on KVR forum why she can't read the .chm. Thanks ya'll...above and beyond, as they say...
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:44 PM   #91
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Good to hear it resolved itself to your satisfaction.
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Old 07-09-2006, 03:11 PM   #92
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Malcolm, since there probably will be many more updates of the manual: why not give them some sort of version numbers (or dates), so that users can easily check if they indeed have the current manual?
Just an idea.
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Hi Alex,

The easiest way to check that you have the latest version is to check the date of my last "update" post in this thread. FWIW, I include the date of publication at the bottom of the "About this manual" page in each edition - e.g. the latest version is v09072006. That said, the concepts in the Help should remain relatively constant between versions, even though the GUI and some of the implementations may change.

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Many, many more updates!
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I include the date of publication at the bottom of the "About this manual" page in each edition
OK, sorry I missed that.

Looking forward to the many, many, many more
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:45 AM   #95
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I've been looking for this through just about all the updates, I previously downloaded Pipeline's little video tutorials and with all that Reaper has go'n on I can use all the "Help" I can get. I've been play'n with this App long enough now I should be able to drive it but with so much happening so fast it's kinda hard keep'n your hands on the wheel, never mind watch'n where Yer go'n. This is da "Stuff" dat keeps you "Young!" Thanx again an We'll leave da light on for Ya....
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Major update of the Help files tonight. All now include the Keyboard Shorcuts in searchable, printable form.

Miscellaneous other updates including expanded Media Explorer help and various corrections.

The updated CHM will be available at the link at the top of this thread soon, but you can grab it from the following link if you need it / want it sooner:

http://www.documentwrite.com/reaper/...etup_Guide.chm

1.03MB - now bigger than REAPER itself!

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Old 07-29-2006, 03:58 AM   #96
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Hi all,

Reaper User Manual updates for today:

- Added Recording Modes topic
- Added Takes topic
- Updated Keyboard Shortcuts

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:22 AM   #97
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Updates today:

- Updated Installation topic to include new layout and features
- Completely rewrote Basic Recording topic

Hopefully the Basic Recording topic will now make more sense to people who have never used REAPER before

http://documentwrite.com/reaper/inde..._recording.htm

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Old 07-30-2006, 04:28 AM   #98
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Can't check it out at the moment, Malcolm, due to pressure of studio rebuild (and consequent backed-up client tasks!) but I look forward probably learning something and admiring everything before long!
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Old 08-05-2006, 04:22 AM   #99
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Hi,
I'm one of several blind musicians trying out Reaper as an accessible multitracker.
For years the only other multitracker that blind musicians can use has been Cakewalk Sonar, but Reaper recordings sound, to me, more pro-quality than Sonar's, easily the equal of Cubase, or Logic.

I appreciate your great documentation, your not locking up .pdf files so they can't be accessed with screenreading software, and offering the .chm manual that can be read either inside or outside Reaper.
I hope this isn't the wrong place to post a request for one tiny addition to Reaper's keyboard shortcuts.
Navigating around Reaper is way easier for blind users by using the arrow keys.
There's an option in PREFERENCES to choose spacebar, enter and the arrow keys for either playback or navigation.
It would be such a blessing to have a keyboard hotkey to toggle either navigation or playback mode for the arrow key group.
Any currently unused function or letter key would do fine.
If this isn't the right place to post requests for additions to Reaper, please excuse my inexperience with the forum.
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Hi Zim and welcome aboard! Im sure someone will come up with a good solution to your arrow function switching
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:06 AM   #101
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Updates today:

- Completely rewrote entire "REAPER Preferences" section
- Added "Additional Help" topic
- Updated Keyboard Shortcuts

If you only read one section of the Manual, make it the "REAPER Preferences" section. There are so many useful functions and features hidden away in the Preferences.

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I bet that's taken some work!

Apart from the prefs, the other area very well worth studying is the keyboard shortcuts list, which also reveals the scope of the program, and a few things you might not know were in there.
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Malcolm - You're doing a grand job for sure!
Have you any idea how bad it is that a lot of the Reaper shortcuts do not work in Europe?
I wish this could be fixed soon!

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Malcolm - You're doing a grand job for sure!
Have you any idea how bad it is that a lot of the Reaper shortcuts do not work in Europe?
I wish this could be fixed soon!

Cheers

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Hi Martin,

I feel your pain - my most-used Keyboard Shortcut is Alt+Shift+S, which would be remapped to "X" in a flash if we had custom Keyboard Shortcuts.

I know it's on Justin's "to-do" list, but I have no idea of the timeframe for this feature. In the meantime I'm using Art's utilities.

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I feel your pain - my most-used Keyboard Shortcut is Alt+Shift+S, which would be remapped to "X" in a flash if we had custom Keyboard Shortcuts.
I think this will be in 1.1, Christophe is itching to do it
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Oh that would be brilliant !


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I think this will be in 1.1, Christophe is itching to do it
WOOHOO! Great news, indeed! This has been my number one request all along.
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Updates today:

- Changed CHM filename to "User_Manual" for those who requested it.
- Rewrote "Setting up Audio" topics.
- Rewrote "Setting up MIDI" topics.
- Updated "Project Defaults" Preferences info because Justin keeps adding useful features.

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Old 08-27-2006, 07:56 AM   #109
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Just tried to download the latest version of the manual. 'Overwrite existing file?' asked the nice program, 'yes', I responded. '404' came back the response and wiped my manual. Can somebody fix this ? Pretty please !!!!

EDIT: You've renamed it haven't you (he says, reading your earlier message properly). The download link is trying to download the old file though so it needs changing.

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Just tried to download the latest version of the manual. 'Overwrite existing file?' asked the nice program, 'yes', I responded. '404' came back the response and wiped my manual. Can somebody fix this ? Pretty please !!!!

EDIT: You've renamed it haven't you (he says, reading your earlier message properly). The download link is trying to download the old file though so it needs changing.
Hi dhj,

Not sure what's going on here, I just tried the link for the CHM it worked fine for me. Perhaps your browser has cached the link for the old file? Try forcing a refresh on your browser then try the link again.

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I just fixed the link a couple of hours ago, malcolm, after reading this, so that's probably why.. it used to link to /REAPER_User_Guide.chm instead of just /User_Guide.chm ..


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I just fixed the link a couple of hours ago, malcolm, after reading this, so that's probably why.. it used to link to /REAPER_User_Guide.chm instead of just /User_Guide.chm ..


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Ah DOH. I thought he was referring to the link at the top of this thread.

Thanks Justin.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I managed to sort it out but thanks for the link change anyway.
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:53 PM   #114
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Ok,prob a stupid question:When I open up the manual link I tried to save it to Reaper(for the help menu)but it saved it as a HTTP page with nothing on it.
I also tried saving as text,also no go.
I feel stupid
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Ok,prob a stupid question:When I open up the manual link I tried to save it to Reaper(for the help menu)but it saved it as a HTTP page with nothing on it.
Which link?

It sounds like you're trying to download the online version, instead of the CHM ...
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Which link?

It sounds like you're trying to download the online version, instead of the CHM ...

The one right below your thread
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The one right below your thread
In that case you're trying to download the Online Manual.

Go to this link to download the CHM file:

http://documentwrite.com/reaper/chm/User_Manual.chm

then save that file to the REAPER directory on your machine.

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Much thanks to0 be had sir!
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woa I've been using a REALLY old version of the manual

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Old 09-23-2006, 02:05 AM   #120
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Updates today:

- Updated licensing information
- Added Preferences Keyboard Shortcuts topic
- Updated all Preferences screenshots
- Updated Preferences Audio Playback topic
- Updated Preferences Appearance topic
- Updated Preferences Appearance Color Theme topic
- Updated Preferences Editing Behavior topic
- Updated Preferences Plug-ins topic
- Updated Preferences Plug-ins VST topic
- Added Preferences Plug-ins Visualization topic (not much information at the moment)
- Updated Preferences Control Surfaces topic (still not much information here)
- Added very basic information on ReaRoute
- Removed old Keyboard Shortcuts topic

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