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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.

Tue 4 Nov 2003, 03:56 PM
After years of telling people about Midas, my good friend Rocky Oliver, the Lotus Geek, has finally started using it.  I try hard not to push friends to use Midas, but it is always fun to listen when they go on about how cool it is, like it is some new discovery.  Rocky is also a heck of an app designer, so it'll be fun to see what he manages to do with Midas.

Anyway, Rocky contacted me today from the Advisor Devcon conference because he wanted to know if you could create action hotspots with Midas.  Maybe even action hotspots on images.

Of course you can.  I whipped up a little sample for Rocky, but I thought I'd share it with those of you who might also want to see it.  It is on our regular samples page, and is one of the "featured samples" at the top for the moment.  Just to make it worth your while to visit that page, I also added a new sample showing some easy ways to Export to MS Word, either a whole document or just a rich text field.  If you want to look, you need to either already have a license or request an evaluation license (which is free).  Then, go to the  samples page and download the Action Hotspots sample and the Export to MS Word sample.  Let me know what you think, and thank Rocky for prompting me to write the Action Hotspots sample.

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Tue 4 Nov 2003, 07:07 AM
If you are one of those who believe that morning dawns in America in an off year election (non-Presidential election) with streams of eager voters lining up outside the polls to elect city council members and school board members and pass important ballot initiatives, don't read any more.  Such fresh faced enthusiasm should not be discouraged.  For others, carry on.
Personally, the electoral process triggers in my mind the famous "Bring out your dead" scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  I feel like I wander through our community, forcibly throwing voters on the electoral cart.  "Bring out your vote!  (thud) Bring out your vote! (thud)".  On occasion, I even get, "I'm not voting.  Really, I'm feeling quite apathetic and I can't make up my mind".  A quick verbal blow to the noggin, and (thud) onto the cart they go.
Well, back to poll watch with my wheel barrow.  To those of you who are American, or otherwise plagued with elections today, go do your bit, before I come along with my cudgel...

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