Skip to content
Home Inspection Software
home inspection software photo editing view nachi home inspector association Home Inspection Software allowing you to create easy to read, customizable reports that can be uploaded online, emailed, or printed out on the job site. Runs on Windows, Mac & Linux!
ASHI home inspection software screenshot.png Create a professional looking home inspection website for $24.99 a month. We give you all the tools you need to create a site and get it to the top of the search engines. No previous skills required!
Home Inspector Pro Forum
July 29, 2014, 05:53:35 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 37
21  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.
22  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.
23  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.
24  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?
25  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.
26  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
27  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.
28  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.
29  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/
30  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".
31  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.



32  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
33  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.
34  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 20, 2013, 04:24:03 AM
Arrrrggghhh!!! Angry
35  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 19, 2013, 02:00:05 PM
Drew how would any program know which to caption? I don't know how, there are uber bright minds here for that.
Example...
I take 5 exterior wall shots and wish to caption front, rear, North side, South side, missing brick.
Implication is they still need photo edit to slot under the exterior wall covering component title and even then how would you decide from text comment side which would be captioned with what?
Actually I have been begging for the opposite where captions become text comments which actually would be possible at some point.
That's fine, I will go back in my cave and continue to dream. Wink
36  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 19, 2013, 01:30:40 PM
My take is you want the dropdown list to function in captions the way it does on the text edit side .
Am I correct ?

Yes you are correct. I want to AVOID the photo editing page altogether.
Instead of having [[notes]] narrative [[Caption text]][[Caption text]][[Caption text]][[Caption text]][[Caption text]][[Caption text]][[Caption text]] that I have to go to the photo editor drop down to sift through, which is literally a speed bump.

I would like to see  [[notes]] narrative %%Caption Drop down Variable%% that I can set at the same time as my narrative lists, so it auto populates in the photo editor without my ever going there.
37  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 18, 2013, 02:43:55 PM
Call in tomorrow
Ha ha! You've been hanging around with Nathan. Grin
38  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 17, 2013, 10:48:09 PM
I want to be able to create a list that looks like a list that works with a variable like a narrative list does it could look like this $$Hose bibb photo caption list$$ and when I select it in my hand dandy HIP mobile version, it will automatically place one of my stock photo captions under the picture without me even having to go to the desktop photo editor.

Wait...I'm dreaming again.  Wink 

PS...You can dedicate your third or fourth million to me for this idea! Grin
39  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 17, 2013, 05:59:25 AM
Let's just take a moment and pretend that the program didn't have a photo editor (obviously it needs one) and you had to add photo captions while you were collecting data. What a beautiful world that would be! Since only a minor percentage of photos (at least mine) get arrows, circles, ect, I wouldn't spend nearly as much time in the photo editor.

It;s okay...dreams are a good thing.  Grin
40  Home Inspector Pro Software / Home Inspector Pro & HIP Mobile Questions / Re: Photo Caption Library on: December 16, 2013, 03:11:22 PM
Yes as a list that will populate in the photo editor. You would use ONE variable to reference the list, not add a pile of bracketed captions that you would have to sift through. You cant tell me that the ability to do that isn't better than the current method. Captions take me the longest of all of my tasks.
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 37
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.15 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!