Tables (Wizard) and Slide Show Maker (NOT IN MM LITE)
Tables (Wizard) and Slide Show Maker:
This option is for the TABLE WIZARD.
This feature allows for easy setting of:
CLICK HERE to view a sample.
- Nested Tables
- Tables using a SINGLE IMAGE
- Tables with SLIDE SHOW
- Image Table and Text Table positioned side by side
- Image Table and Text Table positioned top and bottom
- Slide show and Text Table positioned side by side
- Slide show and Text Table positioned top and bottom
After clicking on the Table Wizard Button...
- First complete the boxes at the top to define the background music, the color of the font and the font type.
- In the box, type the text of your message.
- Choose one image or more than one for a slide show.
- Set transition and placement for those images.
- The scroll bar buttons at the top define the scroll bar IN YOUR TEXT BOX and the other for the MAIN SCROLL BAR.
Next start defining the tables in tables' properties in the bottom section. Tip: Use your TEST button (or press Function Key F2) often to see what is developing.
Imagine that you have a number of frames (like the mats and frame around paintings) that you are stacking upon each other, starting with the largest frame and ending with the smallest one.
You define the frames in the wizard top to bottom. The table definition line at the top of the Wizard list is for the most ' outer ' table.
You do not have to complete each and every line in the wizard; you can complete the table definition lines at will. Only the table definition lines that have a folder name are processed.
You can define the width and style of the 'border' of each frame, the matting size (or cell padding), the background picture and whether the background should move or not.
In the above picture I added 3 frames to show you an example. With the settings used above, the result is what you see below.
Note: The RESET button in both the Table Wizard and the Scroll Bar windows are ' switches '. When you click once, all fields are ' reset ' to blank. Clicking again gives you back the original settings (or those last used).
When you complete no table definition at all, the result will be a centered text box. When you complete the image... you will get the image and the text box.
You will see that you can use the wizard for the simplest picture plus text box, or the most complicated tables with many borders and every thing moving.
When you click OK or CANCEL, all wizard settings are saved to disk immediately. So you can exit Mokie any time; at the next start all data will be there.
CLICK HERE to view a sample.
In the Table Wizard you see an option to create either a nested table's stationery with one (1) picture or a slide show.
When you select the slide show option, a click on the [..] file pick button will show you a new window where you can select the pictures for the show. With the arrow buttons on the right you can move a picture up or down in the list.
Again, click often on the TEST button while you are defining all properties of your creation, to see how it looks so far.
- All pictures in the slides show are forced to the size of the FIRST picture. Note: the files are not really made smaller or larger... the images on screen are merely stretched or squeezed to have the same size as the first picture. Ideally all picture files should have the same size. 400 pixels wide and 300 pixels high in landscape format is perfect.
- Do not mix landscape and portrait pictures... the portrait pictures will be stretched to landscape! You can use IrfanView to resize your photos. Do not put too many pictures in a slide show... the message size could become huge.
- In the Slide Shows you can set the Transition time and the Viewing time in seconds. This will give you even more freedom to create a slide show to your liking.
The Table Wizard creates a COMPLETE HTML script for you. Once done you can save it as an .HTM file or - even better - as an .MMF file, ready to be used again later!
In addition, you also see a Check Box "Create WEB Page". If check marked, the HTM script and all pictures/music files are copied together in one folder and can be used on a WEB page. All references to drive:\path names are removed from the file names in the HTM script. For more information, refer to the chapter, Export as a WEB Page.