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Re: DjVU Viewer - Which download is safe to choose?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 14 September 11 17:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Nick, thanks for the explanation, it always helps.

I think No  1. Lizardtech Official DjVu Browser Plug-in (Free - Win/Mac) - a browser plugin is the one I had on my Windows XP so I'll probably go for that.

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Re: DjVU Viewer - Which download is safe to choose?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 14 September 11 17:31 BST (UK) »
Hello Bob, thanks for your interest,

I've just looked at the Irfanview site you gave me, which seems like a good idea, but I'm unsure which to pick from the list shown.

Daft question : What exactly is a 'plug-in' please ?  An additional facility?

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Re: DjVU Viewer - Which download is safe to choose?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 14 September 11 17:35 BST (UK) »
Any site will do for downloading, so just pick the first one, CNET.

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Daft question : What exactly is a 'plug-in' please ?  An additional facility?
Yes, that's right. Not everybody needs some of the more exotic formats, so they are put in the optional "plug-in". As the name implies, you "plug" it "in" to your existing program.

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Re: DjVU Viewer - Which download is safe to choose?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 14 September 11 22:54 BST (UK) »
Hello Bob, thanks for your interest,

I've just looked at the Irfanview site you gave me, which seems like a good idea, but I'm unsure which to pick from the list shown.

Daft question : What exactly is a 'plug-in' please ?  An additional facility?

Barbara.

The plug in is for your browser, so you can see DjVU images on websites.

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Re: DjVU Viewer - Which download is safe to choose?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 15 September 11 07:52 BST (UK) »
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The plug in is for your browser, so you can see DjVU images on websites.

Not 100% accurate:  plug-ins can be written for any program, not just a browser. 

The plug-in I mentioned is for the program IrfanView, but having said that, if you enter djvu plugin firefox in your search engine you can also find a browser plug-in, which gives you what Nick is saying.

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Re: DjVU Viewer - Which download is safe to choose?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 15 September 11 08:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Nick & Bob,

Thank you both very much for your help & time.

I have now downloaded DjVU and all seems fine - I can now view the documents o.k.

Thanks to all who gave advice in this.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Barbara.
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Printing and editing 1911 originals saved on computer.
« Reply #15 on: Monday 19 September 11 14:42 BST (UK) »
Hi

I'm not even sure I'm on the right board for this as it's not an area I use very often.  ???

Even so, I'm hoping some kind person will help me out!

I've always saved census images both from the 1911 site and from FindMyPast, the improved them and removed the black border to save ink and enlarge them.

Now I'm finding I can't open them from my computer.  It's the type of file.  Other file types open okay.  I've done this loads of times before.

I can get the ones from the 1911 site again, but the same thing happens to the new copies.

The FindMyPast ones are already on the computer and flashdrives.

One thing I'm wondering is whether I had a separate viewer saved on my main computer which I don't have on here.  (I'm away from time for a long stretch.  My main computer was awaiting attention and I just got a netbook).

If you think that's the case, would anyone know where I can get the viewer?  I can'y see a button on the 1911 site.


Thank you for reading.

Best wishes

Emms  :)


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Re: Printing and editing 1911 originals saved on computer.
« Reply #16 on: Monday 19 September 11 16:08 BST (UK) »
Hi

After a bit of discussion and a bit of a play with this, I've realised that this is a djvu file.  I think they're usually from the censuses.

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Re: Printing and editing 1911 originals saved on computer.
« Reply #17 on: Monday 19 September 11 17:06 BST (UK) »
I download census images, but I've never heard of "djvu" files before:

http://djvu.org/resources/

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