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  1. Hi Dave, I never cease to be surprised as to how big an idiot I am. Thank you. John
  2. Hi Dave, Hopefully the attachment will illustrate more clearly what I am after. Firstly, the fact that each button is named Button 1 in my illustration is because I simply copied and pasted. Had I entered each button individually they would have been numbered sequentially (1,2,3,4 etc). What would be better in my view is if I were able to manually title each button with a description such as, in this case, 'Pentland'. What would be even better would be if PTE would automatically label it from the text typed on it. However, back to the point, I was under the impression that at some point in the past I was able to manually change the wording to the likes of 'Pentland' rather than simply Button XX. I hope that more clearly explains what I am after. Is it possible? Cheers John
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    Jill, Thanks for that. Regards John
  4. Hi, Is it possible to give buttons unique names where they appear in the box below Properties/Animation in Objects & Animation? Clearly I am aware that you can name the actual button as it appears on the slide but if you are working with several buttons hidden below other objects (Opacity 0) then the listing of Button 1,2,3,4....etc isn't very helpful. I thought we could do this way back in the dim and distant past but I can't find how to do it now. Thanks in anticipation, John
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    Thanks Jill I will try this later today. Yes I know I shouldn’t use Escape but when in panic mode......! Cheers john
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    Got rid of File Name.
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    Hi Jill, I notice that when the MP4 ends even though the menu comes up the VLC box also comes up. Looks like I've not correctly selected all the options in the Preferences. I'll have another look. John
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    Hi Jill, Thanks for this. I think I'm almost there thanks to your suggestion to use VLC. Three minor things that I can live with unless there is a way to avoid them. One, when I click on the Menu button a small VLC box flashes onto the screen for a fraction of a second and then the MP4 opens full screen as you described. Great! But can I avoid this flash in any way? Two, the file name is displayed at the bottom of the screen for a couple of seconds. Can this be prevented. Three, and I should not get into this situation, if I select the button containing the VLC Player by mistake and press Escape a minimised VLC Player appears and I have to cancel it with the mouse. The same circumstance with an exe file and you are brought back to the menu. As I say I shouldn't be in that position. But then nobody is perfect and possibly the same applies to software! As I say I can live with these minor issues. However, if you don't ask the question you don't necessarily get the answer! Regards John
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    Lin, I have discovered how I wasn't seeing the MP4 file from within PTE. At the bottom of the "Open" Menu box, next to the File Name entry box there is a further drop down box offering "Applications" or "All Files". So that is sorted, however what happens isn't very slick as it opens up a player with all the mouse actions that requires. Not as smooth as opening a PTE sequence. I think I will explore the route of embedding the MP4 into a PTE sequence. Thanks again for your direction. Kind regards John
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    Hi Lin, Nice to hear from you. I don't know about that. However after posting I thought I would make a one slide show as an envelop, if that makes sense, with the MP4 embedded onto the slide. That works so would be a work around if needs be. Come to think about it that sounds like my system is finding a player. I'll have another go now. Cheers John
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    Hi Folks, I am building a menu in PTE 9 something I have done a number of times in the past. On this occasion one of the four shows has been converted to MP4. I wasn't aware that this would be a problem, being under the impression I had used MP4 in the past. However PTE is not finding any MP4 whatsoever. Should this be the case? Am I missing something? I am using "Run Application or Open File" from the drop down as a couple of the PTE shows were made on older versions of PTE and "Run Slideshow With Return" won't work. Advice please. I can't believe that this should be the case given that so many people are burning PTE shows to MP4 nowadays!!!! Cheers John
  12. Hi I am considering purchasing a new PC laptop and looking for advise on technical specification. I have quite a high end desktop on which I do all my image processing (LR and PS) plus AV building with PTE. I want the laptop primarily for running completed AV’s through a projector I would, on occasion, like to use it for PS and PTE demonstrations to Camera club members. I think a 14” screen will be ample as there is a 24” monitor available at the club which could be used for demonstrations. I would appreciate general advice on Processor and graphics. What are the views on separate or integrated graphics nowadays? I guess RAM isn’t a big cost issue nowadays I believe presumably the more the better. 8GB rather than 4GB? I suppose SSD is best, though given my proposed use, I won’t need any more than 250GB ? I’m trying to keep the cost down given the fact that it will not be used excessively. I have seen a number of machines in the region of £500. I need to consider USB and other connectivity. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks John
  13. I thought that one stage in the past we did have the facility where the contents of a text object was used automatically as a name in O&A. ???
  14. Thank you Barry i will look into this later. I am strugelling with moving my data from my broken eight year old MAC to a new PC. I will be away from home next week so I’m not likely to get back to this till after that. I will respond ASAP.. john
  15. Hi Barry, Thank you for your reply and sorry for not responding before now. I had forgotten about MedieFire though I used to use it some years ago. I watched your video yesterday but from what I can see it wouldn’t do the job I have in mind though I have yet to get on to their site. What I want to do is back up my entire external backup hard drive to a remote location. Belt and braces! On searching the internet there appear to be many companies offering that service. I had been hoping that some of the forum members would have had recommendations. I have often seen reference to DropBox so possibly MediaFire is an option. Thanks, I’ll keep you posted. John
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