Loose canons

A British Naval cannon
These are model British Naval cannons, which can be purchased from Historical Firearms for only £53, and not Church Canons, which are laws.

Off to bed now — it’s just after 02:00. I’ve been up late working on preparing the Scottish Episcopal Church‘s Code of Canons for the website. The Code of Canons contains all the laws that the church sets for itself, and is separated into two sections: the Code of Canons, and the Digest of Resolutions. Two sections would most logically require two files. I was sent 84 PDF files, so I’m currently concatenating the files, to create one coherent and easy to use docuement.

The PDF file I’m working on now (the Code of Canons section) has 332 pages, and contains the history of the Code of Canons, All 65 canons, and the index. I’m currently working on creating PDF bookmarks so that users can more easily navigate the file and find what they want.

At the moment the PDF file is in PDF 1.3 format, which means that it’s compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above. However, the file is over 7.7 MB! I’ve discovered that I can reduce the file size to around 1.49 MB, and also save the file in a newer format. You’ve got to love the power of Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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