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> whenever i import bitmaps in my director file their file names gets
> truncated. i use director 8.
> also it convert my filenames in lowercase to filenames in uppercase.
> e.g. "corbette_home_ro" looks like "CORBET~2" in cast window after i
> is there any way in preferences etc where i can instruct director to
> not to truncate the file names.
It's an 8.3 name problem. I think you would need to use a later version of
Director: 8.5.1 was the first one to be XP-compatible.
You could disable 8.3 name creation (e.g. see
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/browse_frm/thread/1ac722 ce842b0aec/df7971fbcb4b7b52?lnk=st&q=registry+shortfilename+xp&rnum=2&hl=en#df7971fbcb4b7b 52)
then rename all the files and import them again, and it /might/ fix it, but
then again it is more likely that it will break a lot of things.
Or you could write a script to use at authoring time to rename the members:
use an xtra like buddyAPI (www.mods.com.au) to get the long file names from
the shortened ones after adding .bmp (or whatever, as appropriate)
(function: baLongFileName) and then change the member's name:
i checked the link u mentioned to edit the registry but m stuck after step 4 because theres no NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation
that i can modify. This is whats appearing on right side panel.
what can i do now. i think its more of a director's problem rather than windows xp. coz its all ok in other applications. only director truncates the file names.
thanks a lot for ur reply
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> i checked the link u mentioned to edit the registry but m stuck after
> step 4 because theres no NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation
> that i can modify. http://www.photoshopforfun.com/right_panel.jpg
You would have to create it. But I still don't think it's a good idea - back
up your computer first if you really want to try it.
> what can i do now. i think its more of a director's problem rather
> than windows xp. coz its all ok in other applications. only director
> truncates the file names.
You could try the last option I gave: write a movie script to go throught
the cast members and rename them.
-- path to the folder with the bitmaps in
picFolder=the moviePath & "pictures\"
-- save for later restoration
-- iterate over all the castlibs
repeat with c=1 to the number of castlibs
-- iterate over each member in each castlib
repeat with m=1 to the number of members of castlib(c)
-- if the name contains ~, it is probably because it was a shortened
if f contains "~" then
-- see if there is a file corresponding to that name
if baFileExists(picFolder & baLongFilename(f & extn)) then
-- separate out the filename without extension
newName=the last item of(picFolder & baLongFilename(f & extn))
delete the last item of newName
-- give the member the desired name
Back up your Director movie before running it! Change picFolder and extn as
> thanks a lot for ur reply