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Posted: 11 November 2012 05:20 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I had a corrupted file and needed to reset a download.
I haven’t bought anything for months here, so picture my surprise when I went to reset—and could do absolutely squat in terms of finding what I was looking for in the order history.

It is impossible to find *anything* unless you know the exact name of the product.

If it were at least possible to reset things from the order page, at least you wouldn’t have to spend hours trawling through the history trying to find whatever was updated along with the product you’re using.

Could you please implement an option of sorting by DATE at least?

As it is, I’ve given up.
I’d given up on Daz as a whole already (And still want my refund for the PC membership as it was originally promised! NOT a store credit.)
Now I can’t even find stuff I’d bought over the 10+ years I’ve been a customer here.
Do you have any idea what it’s like having to go through over 150 pages of items?

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Posted: 11 November 2012 05:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If you find the order that will give you the name. Set the itemised Order History to show 50 items per page, then go to page 2 (or later) and edit the URL to show a reasonable guess for the page number with your item, bearing in mind that the listing is alphabetical. Yes, DAZ is aware that the current page is unsatisfactory for pretty well all users but updating it may take a while - there are several features that were lost with the new code and need restoring.

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Posted: 11 November 2012 11:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 11 November 2012 05:52 AM

... Yes, DAZ is aware that the current page is unsatisfactory for pretty well all users but updating it may take a while -  ... .

Yes, and it is well known that bridges & roads in the US are in desperate need of repair and have been for 25 years, but I’m afraid we’ll have new bridges before DAZ does anything substantial with their new and improved website.  :-(

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Posted: 11 November 2012 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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When I buy any 3D content I make a .pdf file of the product webpage and put them all in one folder.  My Mac makes the .pdf icon the image of the product page so I can see at a glance what I’ve bought and the name of the product. 
 

Because I noticed early on that product pages can vanish forever from the internet, I also make a folder for every product I buy, and put every scrap of information about that product in the folder - the installer, the installer folder, the product webpage, all images of the product, the Read Me file, the installed files list, the texture templates, the license, the link to the original product webpage, copies of forum discussions about the product - everything.  I have DAZ3D products for which there are no product pages for anymore on the internet.  Same with Renderosity products.  Sometimes the page is still there, but all the images are gone., and the links don’t work.  And the texture templates are not accessable.

It depends on how organized you want to be.

I have absolutely no trouble at all finding what I want in the Itemized Order History.

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Posted: 11 November 2012 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yes, and the military travels in convoys with alternative river crossing equipment and know-how.  It all depends on how hostile you suspect your travel to be and how prepared you are. 8-o

FWIW I too keep much information about each product I buy.  Original web page, templates, Mac and PC versions of files, and copies of my order history.  But I really don’t like scrounging in the mud trying to find a diamond that used to float on the surface. :-Q

Although I have to admit that this hasn’t been much of a problem lately because I’ve essentially stopped buying things at DAZ (or any 3D store).  But when I do have occasion to suspect* I need to reset a model to get an update then I run smack into the new and improved itemized purchase history again.

* “suspect” is the word I prefer because I’m not sure there is any way to know something’s been updated since you last downloaded it 4 years ago.  Not that there ever was a reliable way, but I think there used to be a page that listed updates.  Don’t know if there is now.

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Posted: 11 November 2012 12:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Fauvist - 11 November 2012 11:34 AM

When I buy any 3D content I make a .pdf file of the product webpage and put them all in one folder.  My Mac makes the .pdf icon the image of the product page so I can see at a glance what I’ve bought and the name of the product. 
 

Because I noticed early on that product pages can vanish forever from the internet, I also make a folder for every product I buy, and put every scrap of information about that product in the folder - the installer, the installer folder, the product webpage, all images of the product, the Read Me file, the installed files list, the texture templates, the license, the link to the original product webpage, copies of forum discussions about the product - everything.  I have DAZ3D products for which there are no product pages for anymore on the internet.  Same with Renderosity products.  Sometimes the page is still there, but all the images are gone., and the links don’t work.  And the texture templates are not accessable.

It depends on how organized you want to be.

I have absolutely no trouble at all finding what I want in the Itemized Order History.

How do you create a PDF of a web page? That’s a good idea. Didn’t know you could do that.

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Posted: 11 November 2012 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Don’t know about saving as a PDF but I save the pages as a single “Web Archive” format file (*.mht) with the standard Windows “File—>SaveAs” feature.

What would be the advantages of PDF over MHT?

I suspect that if one had the full Adobe Acrobat installed that it would provide a way to convert HTML to PDF.  I had Adobe Acrobat7 for several years (still do) but only used it once.  It’s sat in a drawer for the last 3 or 4 years.

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Posted: 11 November 2012 01:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Macs have a built-in print to PDF option, I believe. There are free tools Windows that do the same (PDF Creator, I think, is the best known) or Windows has its own xps format, though that’s less portable.

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Posted: 11 November 2012 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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the IOH is not impossible to use. I printed it out and then folded it into a quite stylish hat

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Posted: 11 November 2012 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Try this one, solves all the current problems with the order history smile

http://taosoft.dk/software/dazhm/

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Posted: 11 November 2012 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 11 November 2012 01:04 PM

Macs have a built-in print to PDF option, I believe. There are free tools Windows that do the same (PDF Creator, I think, is the best known) or Windows has its own xps format, though that’s less portable.

Yes, the Mac has a Print to .pdf button.  On the Mac, you can also Control+click on the webpage and choose “Save page as” and it gives you a few options for saving the page.

You can also save the product page by sizing the page so the entire thing is visible on your computer screen, then making a screen capture and saving it as a jpg or png.

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Posted: 11 November 2012 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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LeatherGryphon - 11 November 2012 12:09 PM

Don’t know about saving as a PDF but I save the pages as a single “Web Archive” format file (*.mht) with the standard Windows “File—>SaveAs” feature.

What would be the advantages of PDF over MHT?

I suspect that if one had the full Adobe Acrobat installed that it would provide a way to convert HTML to PDF.  I had Adobe Acrobat7 for several years (still do) but only used it once.  It’s sat in a drawer for the last 3 or 4 years.

When you save the webpage as a PDF file, it’s just one file - like opening a JPG image.  But when you save a webpage as a webpage HTML or whatever, you get a whole ton of files of different kinds.

I ususally go for the easiest, most convienient solution.

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Posted: 11 November 2012 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Ledhead - 11 November 2012 12:03 PM

How do you create a PDF of a web page? That’s a good idea. Didn’t know you could do that.

I recommend a free firefox add on called Fireshot that allows you to save and edit both full and partial pages in a wide variety of formats, including PDF.  Incredibly useful, incredibly easy and free… what’s not to like?

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Posted: 11 November 2012 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Cybersox13 - 11 November 2012 04:15 PM
Ledhead - 11 November 2012 12:03 PM

How do you create a PDF of a web page? That’s a good idea. Didn’t know you could do that.

I recommend a free firefox add on called Fireshot that allows you to save and edit both full and partial pages in a wide variety of formats, including PDF.  Incredibly useful, incredibly easy and free… what’s not to like?

When I go to the Mozilla site for add-ons, Fireshot isn’t listed?

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Posted: 11 November 2012 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Anatis - 11 November 2012 05:20 AM

I had a corrupted file and needed to reset a download.
I haven’t bought anything for months here, so picture my surprise when I went to reset—and could do absolutely squat in terms of finding what I was looking for in the order history.

It is impossible to find *anything* unless you know the exact name of the product.

If it were at least possible to reset things from the order page, at least you wouldn’t have to spend hours trawling through the history trying to find whatever was updated along with the product you’re using.

Could you please implement an option of sorting by DATE at least?

As it is, I’ve given up.
I’d given up on Daz as a whole already (And still want my refund for the PC membership as it was originally promised! NOT a store credit.)
Now I can’t even find stuff I’d bought over the 10+ years I’ve been a customer here.
Do you have any idea what it’s like having to go through over 150 pages of items?

Same boat here. Wishlist is also impossible to use - the notes box is beyond stupid. I have 600+ items in my list and scrolling was a breeze before - not now. Down to like 5 items on the screen at a time. Useless. If it doesn’t change by next year, I will likely delete it all… assuming I bother to come back.

I am also down to picking up a few free items when I remember to look - managed to get the DSON thingy in hopes of being able to use Genesis, but alas, it doesn’t work. DAZ made Genesis a DAZ Studio exclusive, then I got booted from the PC club, so DAZ has lost me as a customer after after like 8 years of monthly membership payments and about $3000 worth of content. I’m going back to Rendo & RDNA for all my content. SO disappointed - love some of the venders here, but I am not even going to bother with looking after all the “improvements,” via an unusable website & content. Have fun y’all.

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Posted: 13 November 2012 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Fauvist - 11 November 2012 03:48 PM

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When you save the webpage as a PDF file, it’s just one file - like opening a JPG image.  But when you save a webpage as a webpage HTML or whatever, you get a whole ton of files of different kinds.

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Not completely correct.  MHT format saves the whole web page as a single file.  Very handy! smile  See wikipedia article.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHTML

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I’m sooo confused…  I’ve come to grasp a little of the nature of reality and the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  I even have an inkling as to who and what I am. Auuummmmm…
But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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