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  1. Mer

    Mer Empty Pockets

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    Here you go: http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer

    This should get it running for you.

     
  2. kamkazmoto

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    Great idea and a great first post. Welcome
     
  3. DSYCUTTER

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    If you look on the site, there is an option to download a PDF to pocketmod converter. Here is the link again : http://www.pocketmod.com/files/PDFtoPocketMod.zip Jjust creat all the info you want in a pdf and it will convert it to fit on the square so it can be folded up. :highfive: ;D
     
  4. Chuck G.

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    This is the coolest notebook of all time thanks alot for the info.
     
  5. ToolFool

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    Thanks davidees and welcome to edcf! That is such a great idea!
     
  6. camiller

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    Actually I did end up makeing a Word template.

    Starting with a clean empty document
    1. set the margins to the minimum that your printer will accept.
    2. Make a 2 wide x 4 high table and size the cells appropriately based on the minimum margins your printer will accept. For my printer the margins are .12" all around so row height is 2.69" and the cell width is 4.2". The height should be the only one you have to set. The width usually is correct by default.
    3. Select one column of cells and go into Format, Text Direction. Select the appropriate option for the column you selected. Repeat for the other column.
    4. Select the entire table and turn off the boarders
    5. Insert all the info you wish and print.
    6. Follow the instructions from pocketmods for folding and cutting.

    Note: If your printers minimum margins are not symmetrical you may need to tweak the individual row heights to get the positioning just right.
     
  7. pipedreams

    pipedreams Loaded Pockets

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    Sounds complicated. I applaud you. I'm WAY to lazy to put that much effort into it! :laugh:

    todd
     
  8. DSYCUTTER

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    :withstupid: :zzz:
     
  9. camiller

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    I've sort of had to become a MS Word guru for work. Only took like 5 min to set up. If I can find somewhere to host the template I'll post a link.
     
  10. LowWorm

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    :whee:

    Thanks for sharing, davidees. ;D

    Once my printer ink reorder gets here, I'll give it a go. Glad you found your way here and just know you are not alone in your malady.
     
  11. Jakpro

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    I want to thank you for the PDF converter for the Pocket Mod.

    I have found it to be indispensible for downloading PDF's of manuals for Fluke and Canon cameras and then converting them into pocket manuals. This thing is tremendous-both the Pocket Mod and the converter are OUTSTANDING!!!

    THANK YOU!!!
     
  12. greenLED

    greenLED Empty Pockets

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    I'm carrying one of these now. :)
     
  13. bugs

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    Thanks for the link :) Made 6 up last night, 2 for my son with some of the games on them...great for when we go out to eat!
     
  14. bruner

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    Neat idea.

    It reminded me of what I used to do before I had a PocketPC to organize my life. I called it a "pocket planner" and at the time it was perfect.

    Not to hijack this thread or anything, but I thought it would be fun to post how I made my old pocket planner. If you're currious check it out here:
    http://edcforums.com/index.php?topic=2802.0

    Dan
     
  15. Brangdon

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    I like that PocketMod forms a proper booklet. One is part of my EDC now. I ended up producing my own data in a DTP app. Currently mine has a 6-month calendar on one page, some conversion factors (yards per mile etc), some maths forumla (sine and cosine rules etc), and some contact info including the local non-emergency police number on a second page, then rulers in inches and cm and a protractor on the back. The other pages are blank, lined or graph paper.

    On the other side of the paper I have printed morse code, sine and cosine tables and sun and moon rise and set times for my location. I put this on the inside because I don't expect to use it often, if at all. There is a lot of trig because I fancied the idea of having navigation/orienteering aids that didn't depend on electronics.
     
  16. KevinB

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    That's brilliant. I've always liked my PDA because I can play games and read books as well as have all that other official stuff. But it's heavy and bulky and slow to enter data. It really is hard to beat a folded up piece of paper and a pen for writing stuff down.

    The folding idea is the crux of the biscuit. I think I'll try to do a Word template as well.

    Kevin B.
     
  17. raider502

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    Pocketmod Freeware Review by Raider 502

    Recently while reading through a forum I am a member of, I came across the Pocketmod Freeware. This freeware is available at http://www.pocketmod.com/. Essentially the discussion centered around how the Pocketmod had replaced their desire to get a PDA (personal digital assistant, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_digital_assistant ) I was curious about this since I really like my Dell Axim x51v but don’t always like carrying it around. I went to the website www.pocketmod.com to check it out. Basically it is an 8.5 x 11 in sheet of paper split into 8 sections that once folded makes a little paper book and allows you to select from the following pre-made inserts; writing guides, calendar, organizers, reference, games, miscellaneous. In step one, you click on one of the topics and it drops down exposing the individual sheets that make up that folder. By clicking on the sheet it is previewed in Step 2. When you find a sheet you like you click and drag it to Step 3. In step three the sections are numbered; front, back, 1-8. This is important because of the way you will have to fold the paper. If you change your mind about a selection you simply click on it and drag it back to Step 2. Once you are satisfied with your selections simply go to Step 4 and click on the send to printer bar. After the document has printed then you will have to fold the paper to make the book. Directions are provided in written or video format under Step 2. I made one that had the following sections; Pocketmod cover (with if lost return to information), in case of emergency data, conversion references, Morse code, 2007 full year calendar; and three sections of medium sized grid for notes. I have been toting it around in my pocket jotting to do lists, gift ideas, important numbers, etc., it has really come in pretty handy and beats having a notebook or PDA in my pocket or on my hip all the time. I could see having a monthly calendar as a dedicated Pocketmod, I am also thinking about making a few with just grids that I can just carry for taking notes at meetings. The good thing really about this is that it is really small, around 2x3 and you can fit a lot of information in it. The downside is that you are limited by the type of information on the site (although there is a do it yourself version of Pocketmod, I will discuss below), and folding it takes a little practice, to clean it up some I trimmed the edges and used clear tape to tape the top and sides.
    I got to thinking you know this is a pretty neat idea, especially if you could get other information on it. So I started searching the web and found a site that had these made up as computer software cheat sheets, and another that had taken their manuals for electronic equipment and made cheat sheets. So I went back to www.pocketmod.com and looked at the home page. Just under the title there is a link for a PDF to Pocketmod converter, truly make your own Pocketmod! Hey this is what I was looking for. So I click on the link and a download box pops up asking if I wanted to open, save or cancel, I chose save. This file is a compressed (zipped) file and will have to be extracted. Once the file was extracted I went to my desktop where I chose to save the file and right clicked on the file, selected extract all and it extracted the files to my desktop. Once extracted I opened the PDF to Pocketmod folder on my desktop and selected the PDF to Pocketmod application file, a dialog box comes up allowing me to open a PDF and then save it as a pocket mod, you can also decide the page size you want it to be saved to. Once this is saved it becomes a PDF so you can’t go back in and make changes you will have to start all over. So I start thinking of all the different topics that would be handy to have, first aid guides, knot tying guides, land navigation guides, standard operating guides/procedures that are shrunk from 8 pages to one page folded into 2x3 piece of paper. Then it hits me I don’t have the adobe software needed to generate my own PDF files. So back to the web where I come across the following link http://www.pdfonline.com/ that allows you to make free PDF files. I clicked on the link Convert to PDF for Free and noticed it would do multiple formats including, Word, PPT, Excel, and images. The next page that comes up allows you to produce your document. In Step 1 you select your document, Step 2 you name your document, Step 3 enter in an email address (this is required since the way you get your file is through email) and then click on the Convert to PDF button. They say it normally takes a minute to get back, and with a word document I converted it took less than a minute, but with a document I sent with a lot of images (knot tying guide) it took several minutes to get it back. Upside to this is it is a free service; downside is that you may not want to send anything that could be considered sensitive information as you don’t know who else might get a copy. Well once I got my PDF file back it was back to the PDF to Pocketmod file where I opened my newly generated free PDF file and selected the file (open file) and then selected save as Pocketmod. It generated a PDF file which I then opened and there it was my knot tying guide. Lesson learned here is that you should use really high quality images as there is some distortion and that font larger than 12 should be used due to the shrinking of the document to make it fit on a 2x3 piece of paper.
    I am not affiliated with Pocketmod or PDF online in any way shape or form but thought this could be useful for all of us. I would be interested to hear what ideas you might have for Pocketmod and if you have used this before what your experiences have been. Here is a list of topics I have thought of that would be useful.
    First Aid
    Survival
    GPS
    Phone Numbers
    Knots
    References
    User Manuals
     
  18. scríbhneoir
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    Merged with a bump. :rudolph:
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  19. raider502

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    Good looking out and thanks. :santa:
     
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    No prob! I still have making one of these on my list, but I keep finding the neatest darn little notebooks... :tree: