Freebies!Finally, we have a couple of free items for you to download. The first is an electronic copy of our year-plan. As the year-plan was intended mainly as a promotional item to advertise the full calendar and the choir, it is being made available here to allow people to print their own, as an alternative to buying the commercially-printed version. To view and print the file, a copy of the Adobe Reader (or similar) software is required.
The second free item is a screensaver for Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS X. This is a slideshow saver featuring all thirteen photos from the calendar. (The pictures have been scaled down and reduced in quality to suit a computer screen, and so are not suitable for printing.)
(Version 1.1 update: now includes an improved Byram Arcade [December] photo)
Note: Sadly, Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) has dropped support for slideshow-type screensavers such as this. If you wish to use this screensaver on a Mac running Mountain Lion or later, you can still extract the pictures and install them on your system for use as a screensaver; it just takes a little work. For details on what to do, see this discussion on Apple’s support forums.
Installing and using the screensaverAfter downloading the screensaver file, your browser will probably unpack it and leave the screensaver on your desktop. If that doesn’t happen, double-click on the HS06saver.zip file to unpack it yourself. (The HS06saver.zip files is likely to be somewhere on your desktop or, if you are running Mac OS X 10.7 [Lion], in your dedicated Downloads folder.) This should leave you with a file called Huddersfield Singers 2006.slideSaver. Double-click on this to install it. (If your version of Mac OS X is old, it may not offer to install the screensaver for you. If so, you should move it into the appropriate folder manually. That’s the <home>/Library/Screen Savers folder.)
Once installed, you will be able to find the screensaver listed in the Screen Savers section of the System Preferences application. Click on its name in the list to highlight it and make it the active screensaver. A preview should appear in the window when you do this. If you wish, click on the Options… button below the preview to adjust various behavioural options. The screensaver will display the photos in a random order by default, but if you turn off the Present slides in random order option, they will be shown in month order, as they appear in the calendar.
NEW… Downloadable PDF archive version of the calendarNow that lots of time has gone by since the calendar was published, the calendar itself has finally been archived on this website. Two PDF files are available: the 14-page 2006 Calendar itself and the single-page 2006 Year Plan. Both are the full-size A3 originals. Note that the Year Plan was only ever made available at A4 size, but nevertheless it was designed at A3, just like the rest of the calendar, and here the A3 version is supplied. (The copy provided earlier on this page is sized at A4.) The A3 and A4 versions of the calendar were in fact identical; the A4 version was merely the A3 calendar scaled down to 70% of original size.
These PDFs are identical to the pages originally printed (and are at full resolution), with one alteration: the original CMYK colour definitions for the music-border of each page have been changed to RGB, which allows the colours in the PDFs, when viewed on screen, to look much closer to the printed versions. These pages can still be printed, if desired; indeed, the use of RGB rather than CMYK colours should make little difference to most modern colour printers and digital presses, and may even be more appropriate for modern printing equipment.
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The photographs and software resources on this page are copyright © 2005 Richard G. Hallas.