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21  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 28, 2013, 02:32:37 PM
I tried a report once where I used the narrative for the caption also. I guess it was the redundancy that made the report look bad, but it wasn't good. I see that what you are talking about is a bit different than that, Bob.

I see HIP 4.0 with a new photo caption feature in the future!  Grin
22  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 28, 2013, 02:03:31 PM
I like pics Smiley How would that work if you had 10 pictures slotted for Exterior Cladding though. How would your comment know what pic to put the caption on?
I would rely on your knowledge and expertise to make it happen. I just bring you the million $$$ ideas on a silver platter. Cool

My wife is always telling me that she presents me with the concept of what she wants done and I am the implementer.
23  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 27, 2013, 06:23:08 AM
I rest my case. Grin
24  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 27, 2013, 06:22:01 AM
By creating a Photo Caption List that looks like this.
25  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 27, 2013, 06:20:32 AM
Which will result in this
26  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 27, 2013, 06:19:33 AM
I propose to be able to do this.
27  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 27, 2013, 06:18:14 AM
Which will result in this.
28  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 27, 2013, 06:17:06 AM
I am going to try this with pictures. Bob is now seeing what I am saying! Wink

This is what we have to do now. Sorry, I didn't think my mouse was hovering. there are three photo captions added here.
29  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 26, 2013, 11:02:02 PM
These are variables, or replacement values if you will.
30  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 26, 2013, 10:51:01 PM
No, obviously you know how to create a list with a narrative the variable looks like this <<narrative variable>>.

What I am looking for is to create a second list at the end of a narrative, attached to each narrative for a relevant photo caption list.
let's say it looks like this %%photo caption variable%%. It would create the same type of drop down as a narrative adder would, but would populate in the photo caption area does, very similar to the word "Cover Photo" does in the mobile version. It would be PART of the narrative done while collecting data.

I just cannot understand why that wouldn't be better?
31  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 26, 2013, 10:36:28 PM
I think the thing that is frustrating to hear is that no one's comments are even relevant to what I'm talking about.

I'm not looking to create any kind of master list for captions. I don't have a master list for all of the additions I use with narratives. I probably have about 30 different lists that I use in my inspection narratives showing locations, names of things, rooms they belong in, etc.

I just don't understand why a list can be set up, or several lists that populate underneath the caption portion of a photo. When you take a photograph with the mobile app, you're already slotting the photograph so that's done. Then, if you had a list just like the list that you used completed narrative that would populate in the photo caption section, how can that be a bad thing?

I get the fact that it will take a major shift in the masses to get anyone to even consider doing this. That's fine. But the thing that no one can seem to answer including Dominic, is that if the system works for a narrative, why won't work for a photo caption?

That's the part that just doesn't make sense to me. I spend him but load of time typing out captions. The current system to me is just like adding another narrative, it's just another line that you have to sift through. Putting all of your popular captions into an organized section like a drop-down list, to mean makes complete sense.
32  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 24, 2013, 05:31:05 AM
How about NEVER having to visit the photo editing section unless you needed to draw an arrow or circle. Now that's a time saver! Imagine the possibilities.  Cool
33  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 23, 2013, 10:18:43 PM
Thanks Bob, but I just can't see how this concept saves time. I think a list, controlled by one variable would be a better option. There just isn't the will to explore it. That's okay, its just the way it goes.
34  Home Inspection Questions / Electrical / Re: 20 amp receptacles in kitchen/baths? on: December 23, 2013, 09:10:26 PM
So how do we write this up? It is incorrect, right? I mean no 20A receptacles in a kitchen....
I would not write it up. You would be correct and have the power of The National Electrical Code, article 210.21 (B) 1, 2, and 3 to back it up. Just don't quote the NEC in your report.
35  Home Inspector Pro Software / Beta Testers & New Feature Discussion / Re: Office Reports ? on: December 23, 2013, 01:39:48 PM
It is called ISN or Inspection Support Network. Works really good too.
http://www.inspectionsupport.net/
36  Home Inspection Questions / Electrical / Re: 20 amp receptacles in kitchen/baths? on: December 23, 2013, 01:36:37 PM
Many AHJ's spend too much time trying to "interpret" codes rather than follow them. When you fail an inspection, or an AHJ wants you to do something in particular, they are supposed to quote the section of the code in their instruction to the builder....good luck with that! Many aren't totally familiar with the very codes they are failing you for!

The biggest difference between the NEMA 15r configuration and the NEMA 20r configuration are literally the blade configurations. It has very little to do with the outlet being a "weak link".
37  Home Inspection Questions / Electrical / Re: 20 amp receptacles in kitchen/baths? on: December 23, 2013, 06:51:55 AM
Hey Bruce,

The National Electrical Code, in article 210.21 (B) 1, 2, and 3, describes the requirements of single and multiple receptacles on a circuit.

The use of multiple 15 amp receptacles on a 20 amp circuit is permitted. A duplex receptacle is considered as multiple receptacles and is therefore permissible to use as the single, or one of several, multiple type receptacles on the circuit.



38  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 21, 2013, 06:52:15 PM
I took one of Kentons narratives and added Captions too it.
Is this how it should work?

[[Attic too small]]Although an access hatch was provided, the attic space was too small for safe entry and was not inspected. Although the attic area appeared to contain electrical wiring and should be inspected, entry appears to be impossible and the Inspector can offer no good solution.[[Caption]]Attic too small [[Caption]]Attic too big [[Caption]]Attic just right
39  Home Inspector Pro Software / Beta Testers & New Feature Discussion / Re: Date not importing from ISN correctly on: December 21, 2013, 06:27:46 PM
Same issue...just waiting for the correction.
40  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 20, 2013, 04:24:03 AM
Arrrrggghhh!!! Angry
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