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Neat way to save charts for CS 777 EFB

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Hi all, if anyone is interested, I finally found a quick and easy way to save related charts to be used by CS 777 EFB. Just use Windows snipping tool to highlight the chart (in my case, I use navigraph charts but can easily be used for charts found on the net) and then save it as a .gif. Once done, copy to the EFB folder of the 777's folder within P3D and voila. Works great - even with zoom.

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Thanks, that should help many!

 

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I have found a nice batch way of doing this (saving approach plates in image format) that eliminates having to manually crop anything. You can batch down load multiple plates.

 

Towards the end of my CS 777 EFB/SimChecklist integration tutorial video, I show you how I do this and what website I use (www.fltplan.com).

 

Here is the video link on my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUQBA7-Ax5k

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As an FYI...

 

I just released ver 4.2 for the Electronic Flight Bag...I added three content types: Rich Text Format (RTF), TXT docs and Images. The RTF is the most important addition of these. This took longer that I thought because once I got into it, I saw the value of being able to create/edit RTF/TXT content right inside the EFB screen, so I decided to build an editor inside it with a pop-up editing menu. Turned out pretty nice I think.

 

I'm going to rest for a short while then start in on the 3rd phase of the EFB: 3rd party application support. You'll be able to suck in any app that is running when you start SCL and suck it into the EFB screen to actually have it continue to run. I've been told that some of the GA simmers have moving maps and would like this capability inside their cockpits.

 

My 737NGX YouTube Channel has two video tutorials I just made covering the 4.2 additions: https://www.youtube.com/user/rfresh1011

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Here's a freeware tool I use to covert pdf charts to image format (I prefer saving to gif to save space. png, jpg, tiff, bmp formats supported). Just convert and place in the relevant EB folder for each aircraft (SID, STAR, APP. etc)

 

http://www.lotapps.com/

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