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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by NotUS » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:37 pm

Given that most downloads will be non-US, and we don't use US letter paper, how about an option of A4 paper for printing (one would expect astromners in the US to realise that there is a world beyond the US borders, even if micro$oft doesn't).

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:53 pm

NotUS wrote:Given that most downloads will be non-US, and we don't use US letter paper, how about an option of A4 paper for printing (one would expect astromners in the US to realise that there is a world beyond the US borders, even if micro$oft doesn't).
As previously noted, you can print the calendar on A4 paper just fine. It's unreasonable to expect the calendar to be designed in two completely different formats since the two are so similar that documents in either format can be printed on either size of paper. Stylistically, document designed for A-size paper usually look better on A4 paper than do A4 documents printed on A-size. So if you're only going to offer one format, A-size is usually a better choice.

(Why do you think that there will be more non-US downloads?)
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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by geckzilla » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:22 pm

We don't have any download statistics beyond simple number of downloads. Based on what Google analytics says about general forum usage, though, the assertion that most of our downloads come from outside the US is most definitely false. US visits account for the most visits from any one country by a very wide margin.

Fun fact: Neither inches nor centimeters were used as my unit of choice for page layout. I used picas.
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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by luigi » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:45 pm

Thank you to the crew for this, it's great!

Happy holidays and a great 2014!

PS: I live outside the US and we have letter, A4 and all kinds of paper sizes here too...

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by k2w » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:23 pm

Thanks a lot for the calendar.

It appears that while all the links for 2014 point to the APOD from that date in 2013, the links on the December 2013 page point to the APODs from 2011 instead of 2012. Am I misunderstanding something?

I sincerely hope that this continues beyond 2014. While I am not an astronomer nor a photographer, I do enjoy the work of both.

Thanks again. Everyone did a wonderful job.

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by geckzilla » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:23 am

k2w wrote:It appears that while all the links for 2014 point to the APOD from that date in 2013, the links on the December 2013 page point to the APODs from 2011 instead of 2012. Am I misunderstanding something?
Oh, December 2014 has December 2012's APODs since 2013's December APODs didn't exist when I made the calendar. To avoid repeats, I used 2011 for the December 2013 month. I actually managed to confuse my self several times in the process, too.
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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by heracles » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:41 pm

Es un excelente trabajo el que han hecho uds. mi agradecimiento a todos los que dieron su tiempo, esfuerzo y creatividad para que nosotros podamos disfrutar de este hermoso calendario, a todos ¡Gracias!

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by Beyond » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:36 pm

heracles wrote:Es un excelente trabajo el que han hecho uds. mi agradecimiento a todos los que dieron su tiempo, esfuerzo y creatividad para que nosotros podamos disfrutar de este hermoso calendario, a todos ¡Gracias!
BING TRANSLATION :arrow: Is an excellent work which you have done my thanks to all those who gave their time, effort and creativity so that we can enjoy this beautiful calendar to all thanks!
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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by chanio » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:02 am

:D Thank you for this nice 2014 APOD Calendar!
Wonderful dessign + photos!
:shock: ++ 1st ever seen beautiful APOD log o++
Have a nice year!

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by fan » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:36 am

Fan-triple-tastik!!!!!

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by Ibbitts » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:49 pm

Lovely calendar. Thank you!

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by weasel » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:34 am

There appears to be a typo in the 2015 "mini" calendar. The 30th of the month is not listed and the 31st appears twice.

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by weasel » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:36 am

weasel wrote:There appears to be a typo in the 2015 "mini" calendar. The 30th of the month is not listed and the 31st appears twice.
Forgot to include, this is in the month of May.

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by geckzilla » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:14 pm

weasel wrote:
weasel wrote:There appears to be a typo in the 2015 "mini" calendar. The 30th of the month is not listed and the 31st appears twice.
Forgot to include, this is in the month of May.
So there is. :| Sorry about that.
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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by Beyond » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:58 pm

No problemento. No one's perfect, including zilla's, be they gecko or god. :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by torillion » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:43 pm

Hi -

I'm having a problem printing the photos. I'm getting stripes that run top to bottom in the landscape format. The stripes are about 1" wide portions of the photo that are darker or lighter than each other. They don't affect the content of the photos, but the brightness and contrast varies from stripe to stripe. Any ideas? I've tried .pdf, I tried opening it with Internet Explorer and get the same results. I'm trying to open it in Firefox now.

Thanks,

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by geckzilla » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:18 pm

It's probably something to do with your printer, Torillion. The file is the same file regardless of which program you use to open it with. If there is a support website for your printer model, you might try that. Otherwise, you could also try another printer.
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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by Ivan Ball » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:29 am

Please send APOD's 2014 calender

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by owlice » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:48 am

You can download it; the links to the download files are in the first post on this thread.
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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by APOD Fan » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:40 am

Thank you for the wonderful calendar. Keep up the great work!

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by Milky Waster » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:02 pm

Superb job, peoples. As a life-long proof-reader (what an exciting way to spend an incarnation, eh?) I would point out one incey-wincey typo in case that page is carried over to next year's calendar (you never know, it might!). On Page 28/30 in the calendar for 2015, what should be May 30 is printed as May 31.

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by geckzilla » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:05 pm

Thanks, though that was caught a few posts up. Unfortunately it's just going to have to be in this year's calendar.
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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by Guest » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:23 am

George Kebbard wrote:Please CORRECT the PDF file for the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE link which unfortunately points to an IDENTICAL file as the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE link. You have TWO different links, but the FILE at both is identical. Thanks so much for the spectacular images and overall format of the calendar !!!
The imagery is identical, but the calendar is different, and the files are different. The symbols for waxing and waning half moons for the Southern Hemisphere are the opposite of those for the Northern Hemisphere.

The MD5SUM of each:

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b18e9abe9c7bf5410eb2f14e1df59eff  APOD_Calendar_2014_Northern.pdf
61592d84ae7822fd720cdee4779b7628  APOD_Calendar_2014_PREVIEW.pdf
8a2c4ca6008781cd0ecb9a495a4dea85  APOD_Calendar_2014_Southern.pdf

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by jamadagni » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:03 am

plaetus wrote:A suggestion for future calendars, and I have no idea how difficult this would be, if even possible: A note on each day we have a significant NASA event, like project completions, launches, landings, flybys, etc.
Sorry but I have to disagree. The calendar should be pure astronomy and not specific to any institution. Even though I agree NASA has made great contributions, I do not want to follow NASA's yearly schedule. All I want to do is enjoy the astronomy. If NASA fans want this, they can work with the calendar creators to produce a separate version with NASA events. Such events should definitely not be in the default calendar IMO.

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Re: APOD's 2014 calendar is now available

Post by owlice » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:45 am

Ahhhh, I'm pretty sure the calendar creators are NASA fans.... (just sayin')
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