1 2 Previous Next 40 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2017 5:17 AM by tibore7366728

    branding the pre loader

    beta_test
      I notice on the trial of Presenter 7, published files plat a short preloader before the player panel is loaded that says "Adobe Presenter Loading" Can this preloader be changed or branded with clients logo?
      Thanks
        • 1. Re: branding the pre loader
          catholicon Level 1
          Search Presenter help on "Change SWF loading text". That should be helpful. BTW, all you can change is the text that comes up. The icon can't be changed.
          • 2. Re: branding the pre loader
            beta_test Level 1
            yes.. that works great. thanks catholicon
            • 3. Re: branding the pre loader
              beta_test Level 1
              yes.. that works great. thanks catholicon
              • 4. Re: branding the pre loader
                charlesroper
                I'm trying to change the preload text from "Adobe Presenter" to "Loading", but I'm not having any luck.

                I searched in the help and found that if you modify the presentation's vconfig.xml file to include the following line, it should update:

                <uitext name=”ADOBE_PRESENTER” value=”Loading”/>

                I've tried it many times and I still can't get it to change - it keeps saying "Adobe Presenter" rather than my custom text (Loading).

                Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?
                • 5. Re: branding the pre loader
                  Lophat_Cheese
                  I am experiencing the same problem. In addition-I tried to change the text for all presentations. When you follow those instruction and try to publish from ppoint 2007, a dialogue box appears saying that you cannot save the presentation.
                  • 6. branding the pre loader
                    catholicon Level 1
                    @charlesroper:
                    I think you are updating the vconfig.xml file in your published presentation. If thats so, then be sure that you don't publish the presentation again as it would overwrite you changes.

                    BTW, if you want to update the text for the contents published in the future, you would need to update language.xml file in your Local Settings folder.

                    Morever, make sure that you put this text line in all the locale where you would like to see the changes.
                    • 7. Re: branding the pre loader
                      charlesroper Level 1
                      @Lophat_Cheese: I experienced the same thing as you (a dialogue box appears saying that you cannot save the presentation). Perhaps this is just a problem with PowerPoint 2007?

                      @catholicon: I did exactly as you said and I didn't re-publish the presentation (which would have over-written the updated file. Still, no dice. Also, I've searched in my Local Settings folder and cannot find vtextmapping.xml.

                      Has anyone successfully made this change while using PowerPoint 2007?

                      • 8. Re: branding the pre loader
                        Lophat_Cheese Level 1
                        There is definitely an issue here with powerpoint 2007. I have tried to change the local and global settings as discussed and same bug.
                        • 9. Re: branding the pre loader
                          beta_test Level 1
                          yes... i get the same error when publishing after trying to modify in local settings.
                          • 10. Re: branding the pre loader
                            catholicon Level 1
                            First of all my apologies for giving the wrong file name. Its actually language.xml and NOT vtextmapping.xml. I have updated my post accordingly.

                            I tried to doing it and it worked in both the cases.

                            Although, while doing that I noticed that I couldn't simply copy paste the text from the help document. I had to correct the double quotes. But in that case only publishing and changing themes were creating problems.

                            For illustration purposes, this is how a snippet from my vconfig.xml/language.xml looks like afer change.
                            quote:


                            <language id="en">
                            .......
                            .......
                            .......
                            <uitext name="DOCWRAP_MSG" value="Save to My Computer"/>
                            <uitext name="DOCWRAP_PROMPT" value="Click to Download"/>
                            <uitext name="ADOBE_PRESENTER" value="Changed text"/>
                            </language>

                            • 11. Re: branding the pre loader
                              Lophat_Cheese Level 1
                              That worked!
                              • 12. Re: branding the pre loader
                                catholicon Level 1
                                @Lophat_Cheese:
                                I guess you might like to add what didn't work out last time. It would help the other users.
                                • 13. Re: branding the pre loader
                                  charlesroper Level 1
                                  Thanks for explaining it - I got it to work. The only thing I changed was putting that line at the end of the locale in language.xml rather than at the beginning (which may have been causing problems before). So my recommendation is to follow catholicon's post at 06/28/2008 03:07:08 PM to achieve the custom loading text.

                                  Thanks a lot for taking the time to explain how you did it in detail - really appreciate it!
                                  • 14. Re: branding the pre loader
                                    beta_test Level 1
                                    yes... catholicon's helpful example nails it on the head. It does seem to matter WHERE you add the line of text. You can also add it under the SLIDE NOTES line and it will work, but I also had a problem with it not working when adding the entry at the beginning.
                                    • 15. Re: branding the pre loader
                                      Hi,
                                      I have tried this and it does not work. I use Windows XP and Office 2007. I inserted the line as you said in the language.xml file in the Themes folder, using Notepad. Also I wonder where to put the code
                                      <uitext name="LOGOCLICKURL" value="myURL"/>
                                      Very thankful for good advice.
                                      Kind regards,
                                      Jonas
                                      • 16. Re: branding the pre loader
                                        catholicon Level 1
                                        LOGOCLICKURL can be put as a sibling node to ADOBE_PRESENTER.

                                        I am surprised that your case is not working. Can you try doing this on some published presentation's vconfig.xml? Moreover, would it be possible to upload the content to some server and share the link, so that we might be able to find the root cause?
                                        • 17. Re: branding the pre loader
                                          Level 1
                                          Hi and thanks a lot for a quick reply!
                                          I inserted these two lines:
                                          <uitext name="ADOBE_PRESENTER" value="CARD"/>
                                          <uitext name="LOGOCLICKURL" value="www.card.coop"/>

                                          at the place where you suggested (last in the <language id="en"> section. The three last lines in that section looks like this:
                                          <uitext name="DOCWRAP_PROMPT" value="Click to Download"/>
                                          <uitext name="ADOBE_PRESENTER" value="CARD"/>
                                          <uitext name="LOGOCLICKURL" value="www.card.coop"/>
                                          </language>
                                          Here is the published outcome: https://admin.emea.acrobat.com/_a757887280/intro/
                                          Greatful for your good advice!
                                          Kind regards,
                                          Jonas
                                          • 18. Re: branding the pre loader
                                            catholicon Level 1
                                            I notice that your chnage didn't propogate to the presentation's vconfig.xml.

                                            Can you see ADOBE_PRESENTER and LOGOCLICKURL in 'ModifyTextLabels' of Theme Editor. (Presenter Menu > Settings > Theme Editor > Modify Text Labels)? (This is done during authoring time in powerpoint

                                            BTW, I would also like you to see if these 2 uitext nodes work out if they are put in published presentation's vconfig.xml (<presentation publish path>\data\vconfig.xml).
                                            • 19. Re: branding the pre loader
                                              Level 1
                                              Hi,
                                              Thanks for your reply. Here some answers and some more info.

                                              Can you see ADOBE_PRESENTER and LOGOCLICKURL in 'ModifyTextLabels' of Theme Editor.
                                              -- NO, I CANNOT SEE THOSE.

                                              BTW, I would also like you to see if these 2 uitext nodes work out if they are put in published presentation's vconfig.xl.
                                              -- NO, THEY STILL DO NOT WORK OUT.

                                              There might be something wrong with the file? when I tried opening the language.xml in the XML-editor within Internet Explorer I got an error message saying something about a wrong code.

                                              What would your recommendations be in this case?

                                              Kind regards,
                                              Jonas

                                              • 20. branding the pre loader
                                                catholicon Level 1
                                                Does the error (IE) come even if you remove those 2 nodes?

                                                What is the error that IE gives?

                                                Are you trying to copy the text from the Presenter help document? (I noticed sometime back that it had a different quotation-mark character which was wrong)

                                                I would recommend to:
                                                (1) open untouched (undo-ed) language.xml.
                                                (2) Duplicate any uitext node and change the relevant strings.
                                                • 21. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                  Level 1
                                                  Hi again,
                                                  Do you happen to know about an easy to use XML-editor and debugger? I think I have to go through the file to see that everything is as it should. And a good tool for this would be handy.

                                                  Kind regards,
                                                  Jonas
                                                  • 22. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                    catholicon Level 1
                                                    There are lots. I, personally use Notepad++ with XML plugin. eXml is another that I had used once.

                                                    BTW, Google should be a friend here.
                                                    • 23. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                      Level 1
                                                      Hi,

                                                      Thanks a lot for your good advice. Now I will work on this and report back when things work swell.

                                                      Kind regards,
                                                      Jonas
                                                      • 24. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                        Level 1
                                                        Hi,
                                                        I have reinstalled Presenter. I am using a fresh language.xml. And still the code does not come through. (Using Notepad ++ with XML plug in when inserting the code.) Would it be so that the code snippets should be placed at certain exact spots? Till now I have inserted them at the end before </language> (en i.e.). All hints are very much appreciated.
                                                        Kind regards,
                                                        Jonas
                                                        • 25. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                          catholicon Level 1
                                                          You can check out my language.xml at language.xml.

                                                          The vconfig.xml published using this language.xml can be found at vconfig.xml.

                                                          To see the changes working on the presentation open index.htm.
                                                          • 26. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                            Level 1
                                                            Hi,
                                                            Thanks a lot, very very kind! I have checked my language.xml and the code is in the same place as yours. So there must be something with the program version and OS I have? I am running Adobe Presenter, latest version, in PowerPoint 2007 on Windows XP within WMWare on a Mac. Flash is the latest version as well.
                                                            What are your program versions and OS?
                                                            Kind regards,
                                                            Jonas
                                                            • 27. branding the pre loader
                                                              Level 1
                                                              I just got an idea. Could it be that it looks in another language as my system and Powerpoint is Swedish? I will try inserting the code under some other language as well.
                                                              Kind regards,
                                                              Jonas
                                                              ----
                                                              Tried, and it did not work either. Hm??
                                                              • 28. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                catholicon Level 1
                                                                Do you see the changes in the index.htm?

                                                                BTW, try launching a published viewer.swf (lies next to index.htm) as <publish location>/viewer.swf?externLang=en

                                                                Note: 'en' should be the same as the language code under which you have made the changes.
                                                                • 29. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                  Level 1
                                                                  Hi,

                                                                  It does not show in either index.html or when launching viewer.swf. Would you think it is a Powerpoint 2007 related problem? Which version of PP do you use?
                                                                  Kind regards,
                                                                  Jonas
                                                                  P.S. Regarding PP 2007 related formatting problems (now solved when reverting the presentation back to 2003 compatability), see my post here in the same forum.
                                                                  • 30. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                    catholicon Level 1
                                                                    I also have PP2007 installed and I have used this feature even on PP2003.

                                                                    I am very sure we are missing something here. I think that Presenter is not accessing the same language.xml file.

                                                                    Can you try deleting you language.xml (rename it to some other name) and then launch powerpoint and goto Presenter > Settings > Theme Editor > Modify Text Labels. Change some label there. Click OK and come out of the dialog box(es).

                                                                    Check if language.xml file is created again?
                                                                    If yes, see if the labels that you changed are reflected in this file. Also see if published output would have these changed text labels.
                                                                    If no, then we are looking for language.xml at a wrong place and we need to find out where Presenter is picking its language.xml. You may like to try out Filemon for this.
                                                                    • 31. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                      Level 1
                                                                      Hi,

                                                                      Yes you are on the right track! I changed the name of the language.xml file. I changed some label names in the theme editor.
                                                                      Result:
                                                                      - No language.xml file was recreated in the Themes folder.
                                                                      - When publishing locally, the new label names came through in the output.

                                                                      Hm? So I guess you are right that Presenter is picking up another language.xml file. However when searching files with that name, I do not see any others. You are mentioning Filemon as a tool to find this out. I am not acquainted with Filemon, what does it do?
                                                                      Thank you so much for the detective work!
                                                                      Kind regards,
                                                                      Jonas
                                                                      • 32. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                        catholicon Level 1
                                                                        quote:

                                                                        Originally posted by: JonasLagneryd
                                                                        I am not acquainted with Filemon, what does it do?


                                                                        Filemon is a utility from SysInternals (now owned by MS). You can download is here ( direct link)

                                                                        You can add filters in Filemon. So, just add "language.xml" as filter and start capturing. Then launch powerpoint and change some labels again. Filemon would show any language.xml accessed which should reveal the correct path.

                                                                        • 33. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                          retro74 Level 1
                                                                          There us a button in the Presenter 7 Settings (Theme Editor) that allows you to set or Override the Text of MANY things. It is incorrectly written in the Help File to play with XML, Etc. and that is a Presenter 6 flaw. In Presenter 7 you just use the buttoon in the Theme editor and double click on the text that you want to change, even the preloader and the you are all done. Wasn't that easy!

                                                                          If you were playing with the XML Language setting to do this, you need to close Powerpoint and you need to clear the cache of your browser to get your text to show. Much easier to use the button in the Theme editor to change the text. Mine now reads as Loading Module ...

                                                                          Joe C.
                                                                          • 34. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                            catholicon Level 1
                                                                            @retro74: You need to do the change in the XML at least once. It won't be available in the theme editor > modify text labels otherwise.
                                                                            • 35. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                              Level 1
                                                                              Hi,
                                                                              Thanks a lot for your kind advice. Now it is working. I repaired the Aodbe Presenter installation one more time, I found a language.xml in a hidden folder (thanks to Filemon/Processmonitor). And now it works fine and I can edit the code also from within the Modify Text Labels function.
                                                                              Thanks once more for your valuable guidance.
                                                                              Kind regards,
                                                                              Jonas
                                                                              • 36. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                                Presenterfriend
                                                                                Hello Presenter users,

                                                                                my company is thinking of offering a service for branding the loader, changing the logo and changing the logo link. Do you think this would be of interest?

                                                                                In case you need urgent help feel free to contact me directly (just send me a message).

                                                                                Best Regards,
                                                                                John.
                                                                                • 37. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                                  Joergen N Level 1

                                                                                  I can successfully change uitext TAB_OUTLINE and uitext TAB_QUIZ of vconfig.xml belonging to a published presentation, but adding a uitext ADOBE_PRESENTER as the last element of "language id="en" has no effect at all. What am I doing wrong?

                                                                                  • 38. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                                    sssofsss

                                                                                    Hi, Joergen,

                                                                                     

                                                                                    I have the same problem. Have you solved it yet?

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Best regards.

                                                                                    • 39. Re: branding the pre loader
                                                                                      Joergen N Level 1

                                                                                      No, sorry - I haven't found any solution!

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Best regards

                                                                                      Jørgen

                                                                                      1 2 Previous Next