[Release] FabSoft Cool Ruler Addon v1.5-070811

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[Release] FabSoft Cool Ruler Addon v1.5-070811

Post by Mrs Peel » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:15 am

This is another oldie but a goodie. I've pre-configured two ruler ini files for you - a horizontal and a vertical one - and set them to 100% scale in pixels @ 72dpi ;)

Cool Ruler v1.5
LINK: MrsP_Cool_Ruler_Addon_v1.5-070811
MD5: 139855F349A7D8F85B4009CAEE220A3A
SIZE: 198 KB

Builddate: 1999/07/27
Description: Desktop ruler for measuring onscreen distances.
Language: English
Title: Cool Ruler
Version: 1.5
License: Freeware
Website: http://www.fabsoft.com/products/ruler/ruler.html
Installs to: "%programfiles%\Graphics\CoolRuler"
Op System: Windows 2000, XP & 2003 (x86 only)
Cool Ruler
Cool Ruler is a powerful measuring tool for Windows. It's simple and easy to use. Best of all, it's Free! Use if any way you like. Pass it around to your friends. All we ask is for you to visit our web site and see what other products we have to offer.
Key Features:
* Very easy to use with your existing programs.
* Measurements can be set for Inches, Pixels & Centimeters.
* Create as many rulers on your screen as you need.
* Selectable Scaling Factor: 100%, 75%, 50%, 25 or Custom.
* Adjust the angle of the ruler to a vertical or horizontal position.
* Resize the ruler horizontally or vertically (depending on the ruler alignment).
* Built in calculator.
* Works with DOS and Windows programs.
Image

Enjoy (or not)

:D

[Edit 2007/07/08] Rebuilt with an uninstaller
[Edit 2007/08/04] Updated uninstaller to work properly with XP Home and rebuilt optional components section
[Edit 2007/08/11] Improved startmenu shortcut install method
Last edited by Mrs Peel on Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:32 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by Mrs Peel » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:13 am

This will hide properly in Windows Components Wizard now and uninstaller will work OK with XP Home.

There has been NO REPLIES to this post since 18mths ago when I first released it, so be advised that if I do not get any indication it is being used I will be culling it from the collection....

Consider this your ONE WEEK warning..... tick-tock tick-tock....

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Post by keegan » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:15 am

You don't have to count this one as a reply if you don't want to......

Out of curiosity what is a program like this useful for? If it could be an onscreen ruler for measuring actual physical things that would be really cool.

I'm sure it is quite useful for some people, just curious how.

Thanks for this big batch of fixes and updates. Later.....

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Post by Mrs Peel » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:29 am

keegan wrote:Out of curiosity what is a program like this useful for? If it could be an onscreen ruler for measuring actual physical things that would be really cool.

I'm sure it is quite useful for some people, just curious how.
No it doesn't measure physical things, only onscreen distances in pixel values - which makes it a treasured tool of web designers like myself who need to design sites for compatibility with different screen resolutions.

I use this constantly when I am doing site design (which you are designing at 72dpi - ie: screen resolution). I generally have a CSS editor open, and adobe imageready (that I do all my web graphics in) and Cool Ruler - tweaking my layout in CSS and using this ruler to measure up stuff that I need to position with my CSS, and sizing it up in imageready.

This is seriously one of the top five graphics applications that I could not live without, doing what I do. I don't imagine that it would have much use for peeps who are not doing web layout tho - unless you are doing some other kind of graphics work that has to be designed at onscreen viewing dimensions.

And yup, I won't count this as a reply to say it is being used.... so the clock is still ticking.... tick-tock tick-tock....

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Post by keegan » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:59 am

Yeah, I can see how it is useful now. I didn't occur to me that it measured things as pixels, I was thinking in inches/centimeters.... silly me.

Still not useful for me though :wink: Maybe one day when I can quit my day job and do all my work on the side :D

Maybe I should just download it now, in case it goes away by then?

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Post by Mrs Peel » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:36 am

I just updated this to improve the startmenu shortcut install method (thanks to a rick trick), so it gets a one week reprieve before it gets culled as well....

Better let me know that you use it or you LOSE it....

Tick-tock.... tick-tock....

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Post by rickgomez2003 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:21 am

i appreciate your hard work please continue Thank You

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