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Old 10-23-2022, 03:36 PM   #1
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In the GCA5 User Reference Guide, on page 49 there is an image of the Build Campain Book window. Under the Delete and Restore buttons are a Save as Book button, a Create Library using Book... button, and a Close button.

When I open the Build Campaign Book window, the window cuts off just under the Delete and Restore buttons. Is there an alternate way to Save as Book? Or else a fix of some sort?
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Old 10-23-2022, 06:14 PM   #2
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It shouldn't be doing that. Those buttons at the bottom are even supposed to be set to be visible over the top of everything else in the window.

You can try resizing the window, and closing the green 'Using Thiis Window' panel at the top, to see if that helps.

What Windows version are you using? Maybe this is another case of Windows 11 messing with how things are supposed to draw?

There's no alternate way from that window, no. The alternate in general is to build the files yourself manually in a plain text editor.
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Old 10-24-2022, 04:48 PM   #3
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I got rid of the green window.
I resized several different ways.

I use Windows 11. It is up to date.

I just reinstalled the program.

The problem is still there.
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Old 10-24-2022, 05:05 PM   #4
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So it is probably an issue with how Windows 11 interacts with that dialog. Not sure where, exactly, but we had a kind of similar problem with a couple other dialogs. Nobody has reported any issues with this one before, though.

I don't have any computers that can run Windows 11, so it's going to be difficult for me to try and address this. I will see if I have anybody in my private beta group that has Windows 11 and can reproduce it. If so, then I can try some stuff with their help and see if I can figure it out.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:03 PM   #5
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I thought I might look at the code related to this issue myself.

In Windows(C:)/Program Files(x86)/GURPS Character Assistant 5/

Which file contains the relevant code for this issue?

I will not alter the code itself. I will copy it and examine the copy.

Thank you
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:51 PM   #6
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There is no source included. If you want to look at the source, you'll have to use a decompiler to do so.

But it won't help. The issue is somewhere in how the WinForms engine is creating and displaying the engine, and how Windows 11 is handling that versus how Windows 10 does.

I have spent a considerable amount of time re-structuring the dialog in the hopes that doing so will allow it to work properly for you. I just don't have any way to test it myself.
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