VFP: VFP9 SP2 CTP video by Lisa and Colin Nicholls

Posted on October 28, 2006. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

Here’s two links to Lisa’s excellent video covering some of the new reporting features coming in SP2 of VFP9.

Original link: http://www.spacefold.com/lisa/SP2Demo/SednaDemo.htm

My mirror link: http://www.craigbailey.net/downloads/SednaDemo.htm

Lisa has given permission for anyone to host this video and make it available (see the Creative Commons license here). Please help spread this around – by hosting it and making it available you’ll be helping to ease bandwidth on their server.

Note, I originally added this to the fanpop list a week or so ago, but have only just added this second link recently.

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5 Responses to “VFP: VFP9 SP2 CTP video by Lisa and Colin Nicholls”

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That was a very useful and informative presentation. Any idea what software she used to put that together?

The software used was Wink (see http://www.debugmode.com/wink/).

Hi folks,

We’re thrilled if people want to mirror this presentation, but please use the HTM “frame” page in your mirror so that the appropriate instructions, CC license, and embedded object instructions are preserved.

Also, we have a second version (non Flash) of the presentation on line for people with lower bandwidth, which you will find here http://spacefold.com/lisa/SP2Demo/htmlpublish/. You can mirror this too, with the same proviso: please include the index page. The presentation is CC-licensed as a whole, which means you should not excerpt individual image pages from it.

I see that my better half has already answered Tom’s question about how we did this… let me just add, FYI, that Wink allows sound, even though we chose not to use it. The presentation is more easily localized with captions, and in fact was originally used at the Prague Devcon, where Martin Haluza provided Czech commentary and translations live as he ran the demo.

HTH…

Hi Lisa,
Sorry about that, I was linking to the file instead of the HTM. All fixed now.
Cheers,
Craig

Thanks, Craig! Much appreciated.

If anybody is interested in how I created the htmlpublish version… That can’t be done by just taking the HTML output available directly from Wink, so I’ll detail exactly what I did rather than have people scratch their heads over it in Wink:

* — saved out the HTML and images output from the Wink project

* — culled the images from almost 2500 down to a representative 200! I did this in Explorer’s thumbnail view… I suppose you could create a second Wink project and do the frame-culling before export instead.

* — used Adobe-Macromedia Studio on the resulting 200 images, to generate a simple slide show. I discarded the original Wink HTML page, which loads all the images into one page, defeating the purpose IMHO. Note: in Studio, Dreamweaver manages the process of creating the slide show index page and the individual HTM pages. It calls Fireworks to generate the thumbnails for each image that you see in the index page. There are probably better ways to create an image slide show, if you’re into it; see here, I just did the fastest thing I could think of.

* — edited all the pages with green “next” buttons in Dreamweaver to manually image-map as a circular region, at whatever position the button appeared (sorta tedious, but couldn’t think of a better way).

Cheers…


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