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Posted by Lucas
Jul 14, 2010 at 10:11 PM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>Just a note to say that I received my product number via email and it works
>OK.
>


Thanks—good to know. I will probably make the modest ?12.99 investment as well, with the hope that Mr Ewins, the developer, will go on developing this uniquely useful software.

The developer’s description of the inception and trajectory of this software project gives me reasonable confidence in its future:

http://www.silvaelm.co.uk/about.shtml

It seems likely that the rough edges will get fixed up, and I’m gradually figuring out how to work around them. On the whole, the application appears stable.

Lucas

 


Posted by Lucas
Jul 14, 2010 at 10:14 PM

 

(The “?” preceeding “12.99” in my last post was a pound (GBP) sign that appears not to have been recognized.)

 


Posted by Derek Cornish
Jul 18, 2010 at 04:56 PM

 

The reasonably low price for the Personal version might seem O.K., but I was suprised to find that the importing and exporting features are apparently only available for the Professional one. Shouldn’t these be basic to any version?

What we have here is beta software for which donations might be a preferable way of raising money, especially given the “rough edges” mentioned (but not so far described).

Derek

 


Posted by critStock
Jul 18, 2010 at 08:24 PM

 

Derek Cornish wrote:
>The reasonably low price for the Personal version might seem O.K., but I was suprised
>to find that the importing and exporting features are apparently only available for
>the Professional one. Shouldn’t these be basic to any version?

Looking at the version comparison chart, “rtf file import/export” is available in the Personal version, while the Pro version offers “Source Code Import/Export.” I don’t actually understand what the latter term means. However, it appears that the operative principle in distinguishing the two versions is that the Pro version is designed for programmers. Can anyone who has tried the app shed light on the difference between these import/export options?

Cheers,
critStock

 


Posted by Lucas
Jul 18, 2010 at 09:09 PM

 

critStock wrote:
> >
>Derek Cornish wrote:
>>The reasonably low price for the Personal version might
>seem O.K., but I was suprised
>>to find that the importing and exporting features are
>apparently only available for
>>the Professional one. Shouldn’t these be basic to
>any version?
> >Looking at the version comparison chart, “rtf file import/export” is
>available in the Personal version, while the Pro version offers “Source Code
>Import/Export.” I don’t actually understand what the latter term means. However, it
>appears that the operative principle in distinguishing the two versions is that the
>Pro version is designed for programmers. Can anyone who has tried the app shed light on
>the difference between these import/export options?
> >Cheers,
>critStock


From what I can tell, you both are right. The website claims that the “Personal” edition features “Import and Save As between Rich Text Format(.rtf) and plain text (.txt) file-types.”

http://www.silvaelm.co.uk/products-sense-personal-edition.shtml

The demo version of the program allows switching between “Personal” and “Professional” modes. But when I switch into “Personal” mode, while I can save the whole document as .rtf (using “Save as”), it does not appear to be possible to import or open .rtf files. In the “Professional” mode, on the other hand, there are “import” and “export” commands from the File menu that both seem to work fine.  So, unless I’m missing something, this would seem to be a serious oversight—perhaps someone can contact the developer? (I probably won’t get to it before next week.)

Lucas

 


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