[Etoys] Etoys Quick Guides

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Mar 20 10:12:59 EDT 2009

On 20.03.2009, at 14:54, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:

> On Friday 20 Mar 2009 3:45:34 pm Rita Freudenberg wrote:
>> Hm, it doesn't work with two unconverted project files. I tried the
>> above mentionend file and another one and put them in an extra  
>> folder.
>> Then I replaced the original folder with my small one, but when I  
>> click
>> on an item in the help flap, nothing happens. In the english  
>> version, I
>> get a menu with two options to choose from and that menu did not  
>> appear
>> with my small german folder. I attach the two translated projects  
>> with
>> this mail, perhaps there is something else I did wrong?
> I suspect this is because your projects are not in the index. The  
> Index book
> (the first book in the Help flap) is generated when the image is  
> built and
> not when it is loaded :-(.

No that's not it. I worked with Rita and found that the code gathering  
guides only looks for the sexp.data.gz files, but the code actually  
loading the guide works with both .pr and sexp.data.gz files. So if  
you put an empty  sexp.data.gz next to the .pr it works fine.

We also found you can rename the guides to a local language, as long  
as the file name still starts with the original stem (NavBar, Paint,  

-rw-r--r--@ 1 root    admin  52454 Mar 20 12:08 NavBarSpeichern-und- 
-rw-r--r--  1 root    admin      0 Mar 20 12:48 NavBarSpeichern-und- 

The title must not get too long because the layout is not adaptive to  

One thing that was not obvious was how to edit the additional pages of  
a guide. Turns out each guide is a book but with its controls off,  
they can be made visible in the book's halo menu to access the other  

Hopefully Rita is going to write this up as a guide (hehe) to other  

- Bert -

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