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New Hopunion Variety databook
« on: September 25, 2011, 09:16:00 AM »
A great resource has gotten even better with the release of the new Hopunion variety databook.  I haven't figured out how to d/l it yet, but maybe one of you geniuses here can.  It's online at http://www.hopunion.com/17_HopVarietyHandbook.cfm?p3=open .
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 09:35:32 AM »
They're using Issu Publishing, but they've disabled (or just failed to enable) downloading.

I have an opinion about that, but it's not terribly kind. I would say contact them and say "People would love to have a download of this like they've had of your pdf for years!"
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 09:53:43 AM »
I have an opinion about that, but it's not terribly kind. I would say contact them and say "People would love to have a download of this like they've had of your pdf for years!"

That may be what I do.  Maybe we should start a campaign!  Heck, I'd even pay (a reasonable amount) for it.  But it would be great if they looked at it as a sales tool and made it freely downloadable.
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 12:23:09 PM »
I've got a print copy that I've kept on my desk since I got it.  Would be a shame if they didn't let you download it.  I see you can print at least one page of a time of it, maybe print to PDF and recombine.  I'm hesitant to scan or do that and release it since it does have the typical "No part of this book may be reproduced..."


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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 12:28:56 PM »
It'll let you print as far as I can see, but unfortunately not to file.
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 12:29:13 PM »
I've got a print copy that I've kept on my desk since I got it.  Would be a shame if they didn't let you download it.  I see you can print at least one page of a time of it, maybe print to PDF and recombine.  I'm hesitant to scan or do that and release it since it does have the typical "No part of this book may be reproduced..."



Thanks for the tip, James, and thanks for respecting their wishes.
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 12:47:16 PM »
the jpgs of each page are freely accessible and available if you take the document ID from the page source like this:

http://image.issuu.com/110629220259-ace7169daa4849e08bcb068037126fe2/jpg/page_1.jpg

now just replace the page # for each page and save the images, easy peasy lemon squeasy.
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 12:56:35 PM »
It'll let you print as far as I can see, but unfortunately not to file.

this is actually done in your printer driver and not thru the browser/plugin, on mac os x printing to a pdf is system-wide and available anywhere you can print. Not sure about windows/linux, you may have to install a dummy pdf driver but i'll leave that for a windows pro to answer.
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 01:46:39 PM »
Somehow the wife or I picked up a print copy of this at the NHC.  Probably at the Hopunion booth. 

 

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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 03:40:16 PM »
It'll let you print as far as I can see, but unfortunately not to file.

this is actually done in your printer driver and not thru the browser/plugin, on mac os x printing to a pdf is system-wide and available anywhere you can print. Not sure about windows/linux, you may have to install a dummy pdf driver but i'll leave that for a windows pro to answer.

I run Ubuntu and it should be system-wide. I print to file webpages all the time. But this is a flash based issue I believe.
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 03:50:06 PM »
It'll let you print as far as I can see, but unfortunately not to file.

this is actually done in your printer driver and not thru the browser/plugin, on mac os x printing to a pdf is system-wide and available anywhere you can print. Not sure about windows/linux, you may have to install a dummy pdf driver but i'll leave that for a windows pro to answer.

I run Ubuntu and it should be system-wide. I print to file webpages all the time. But this is a flash based issue I believe.

well it works in os x, are you using the print function of the browser or the one within the flash plugin?
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2011, 05:27:30 PM »
Within the flash. I don't have my Epson 200 hooked up...

No bigggie deal. ;)
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2011, 06:06:12 PM »
If you click "Powered by Issuu" at the bottom, it takes you to a page where you can register and then download the PDF.
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2011, 10:32:50 PM »
Wow, that's an obvious and intuitive path for your users to follow!
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Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 04:49:19 AM »
Wow, that's an obvious and intuitive path for your users to follow!
Yeah, I just happened to mouse over that and notice it was clickable. The whole site looks like it's an out of the box template,s o maybe they didn't think about a direct download option.

The book is great, though, it's nice to see it's been updated.
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.