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Basic device info flyer

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:15 pm
by alandd
Our ward has a significant number of people who do not use mobile computing devices. Some are confused about what device to get and either do not get anything or get something that does not do what they expected. For example, one member recently got a Nook e-reader expecting the Gospel Library app to work on it.

I created the attached double-sided, half-page flyer to include as any insert in the paper ward bulletin next Sunday. It provides just the basics of information about e-readers, tablets and smartphones as LDS information devices. The goals of the flyer are to get people started thinking about a device and to start conversations about device use.

Maybe you have a similar situation and can use this flyer too.

Re: Basic device info flyer

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:19 pm
by alandd
This a link to the source document for the PDF flyer, in case you'd like to edit it yourself. It is a Pages '09 document file. It would not attache to the forum post.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109 ... ized.pages

Re: Basic device info flyer

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:43 pm
by russellhltn
Nice. I've not used a e-Reader myself, but from what I understand, they are fine for sequential reading, but are too slow to keep up with the typical Scripture chase found in Sunday School.

If confirmed, I think that should be mentioned. Otherwise, I'm afraid that members will see "easy on the eyes" and the price tag and then get frustrated in class.

Re: Basic device info flyer

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:26 pm
by alandd
I can confirm your point about using an e-reader in class. I had thought the statement about apps not working in e-readers would cover that detail. However, people without experience either way would not understand the implications of not having the Gospel Library app with the hyperlinks.

I'll revise the wording to make this concern more clear. Thank you!

Re: Basic device info flyer

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:28 pm
by alandd
Attached is the updated flyer. The wording now about e-readers now includes:

Because these devices lack color and are specialized for reading books, LDS apps and videos do not work on e-readers. They are less suited for use in classes at church.


The Pages document file linked above is now updated to match this PDF.

Thank you for the feedback, russellhltn!

Re: Basic device info flyer

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:45 pm
by alandd
Side question:

When I click on the link to download the PDF I posted in this thread I get a message that says: "The selected attachment does not exist anymore."

Where did it go? Are attachments not allowed in the forums or are they deleted after a certain amount of time?

If so, what is the approved or preferred way to share files like this one?

Re: Basic device info flyer

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:55 pm
by russellhltn
I suspect a permissions problem with the forum software.

Re: Basic device info flyer

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:13 pm
by alandd
russellhltn wrote:I suspect a permissions problem with the forum software.


OK. Where do I report the problem?

The download count goes up with every click to the error message.

Re: Basic device info flyer

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:18 pm
by alandd
I found the place to report. It is the "Help with LDS Tech" forum.