[Etoys] QuickGuides as a *smaller* PDF file and as web pages
Ted at SqueakLand.org
Sun Jul 6 03:39:06 EDT 2008
The PDF file containing all of the Etoys QuickGuides is now
much smaller. It is now only 4 mb instead of 22 mb thanks to a
suggestion by Tim Falconer. Having the QuickGuides in a single .pdf
document allows you to download them all at once, print them, or copy
them to other media. Each guide occupies one page, so a single guide
can be printed easily.
Get the file from
As you know, when running Etoys you can click the Help icon
at the upper left of the screen, you get a flap with the QuickGuides
in it. Each QuickGuide tells how to do something in Etoys. Many of
the guides contain live scripts and buttons. Kathleen Harness is the
author of these excellent guides. Editorial oversight and technical
assistance were provided by Kim Rose and Ted Kaehler.
Besides being inside every copy of Etoys, the QuickGuides are
also available as individual web pages at
We have switched to using PNG files for the images, so each guide web
page should load more quickly than before.
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