[Sugar-devel] customizing activity launch (was Re: [IAEP] View Slides an alternative to PowerPoint?)
bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Jul 2 09:26:46 EDT 2009
(moving to devel-list)
Yes indeed, but we still have no obvious technical solution for this
Adding a pre-made project to the Journal might work, but currently it
would be resumed regularly and modified on stopping. It would need to
be marked as a template so that when keeping it, a copy is saved by
default. However, finding this template in the Journal would be hard.
Making it into a separate activity bundle seems somewhat pretentious
to me, it would just be Etoys under a different name, right? And it
would suffer from the same resume-by-default problem like Etoys, in
that the Sugar UI makes it not easy enough to launch a fresh instance.
- Bert -
On 02.07.2009, at 14:51, Walter Bender wrote:
> I still wish there was a
> Etoys bundle kicking around that we could just ship with the Journal.
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 6:31 AM, Bert
> Freudenberg<bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>> Since this does not seem to be obvious: It's really simple to create
>> nice presentations in Etoys, there is not even scripting involved:
>> 0. Start a fresh Etoys copy (in Strawberry, right-click the Etoys
>> and choose "start" rather than resuming the latest project)
>> 1. click "new project"
>> 2. From the "supplies" box in the toolbar, drag out a "book".
>> 3. Use the top-left button to toggle more book controls
>> 4. Use the "+" button to add pages
>> 5. Place text on a page by dragging out a Text from the "supplies"
>> box, resize after right-clicking by dragging the yellow handle
>> 6. Import images either via the clipboard or directly from the
>> (using the Journal icon in the top right)
>> 7. Add annotations using the paint tool
>> 8. Add visual and sound effects for turning pages in the book's menu.
>> 9. Play with the options in the book's menu (like "view pages full
>> screen") etc.
>> ... and of course you can place scripted objects / animations on the
>> pages too if you like.
>> Also, the Etoys QuickGuides (accessible from the left-most button in
>> the toolbar) have an entire section on Books.
>> - Bert -
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