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Old 18 May 2009, 17:28   #1
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New free almanac

Has anyone tried the Wiley Nautical Almanac yet?

I got an email about it today, but haven't had a chance to look at it yet.
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Old 18 May 2009, 17:54   #2
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Just Downloaded it, Looks fantastic . Bit disappointed that it only covers the south and not Wales and Scotland but still handy for tides and other references.

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Looks just what I need - unfortunately my computer crashes as the install program reaches completion...
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Brilliant for the money

A bit slow on my desktop, but not the Almanac's fault there. Yeh, I like it!
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Has anyone tried the Wiley Nautical Almanac yet?
Downloaded it ok but was unable to register and therefore view. It requires you to fill in an address form including a compulsory field "Select Country" from a drop down menu...the drop down menu was empty and it didn't allow you to type in anything. Nor did it allow you to proceed.

More work needed, it seems
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I've managed to download it with no problems. You do need to install Adobe Air as part of the process which is not something I've come across before.

It looks good to me, especially as it's free! It's only been out for a week, so I'm sure that they will be adding more content in due course.
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You do need to install Adobe Air
Yep, done that.

I was going to ask you if you were running XP or Vista but I've thought better of it. I'm sure you don't want the thread hijacked by the Vista-Is-Crap-XP-Is-More-God-Like-Than-Eric-Clapton brigade

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XP. I don't mind telling people that I was lucky enough not to get Vista last time I got a new PC!

If Andy Moore comes along to tell us we should all be using Macs though, it's heading straight for the bilges
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I've downloaded air, but can't get the almanac to install. How big is the exe file and is it possible for someone to email it to me? Thanks...
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Macs are better

I can't get it to install (on vista ) going to download again. Thanks for the link JK.
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