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Is there a way to print a list of slides (filenames) in the order they appear in the slide list.

Preferably in a text file with Number, Filename, Slide duration and a comment field for further editing in a text editor or spreadsheet resulting in a manuscript, which can be used during a slide show presentation.

Thanks

Peter Randlov

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The information you require is contained in the project file but buried amongst a lot of other parameters. Out of interest I have written a VBA routine that I think will extract what you require to a spreadsheet.

If you are still interested in doing this let me know and I can upload the routine.

Andrew Chadwick

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Hi Andrew

I am certainly very interested, our routine will be most helpful. I am partly familiar with VBA from Acces and Excel.

Can you upload the routine to the forum, or should I post my email address?

Regards

Peter Randlov

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I have uploaded an Excel workbook containing the VBA routine. I have tested this on Windows XP & Windows 7 and with Excel 2000 and Excel 2010. There are some instructions in the workbook but if you have any problems get in touch via the forum or the email address in the workbook.

Andrew

PTE Info.zip

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Thanks, Andrew. Works as expected, although I'm always hesitant about running macros in downloaded files in Excel.

Peter,

You might also be interested in this utility which was written many versions back by one of our members, Stu Rands. Haven't seen him around here lately, so I will take the liberty of attaching the file here. After unzipping it, read the instructions. Basically, you just have to pick a .pte file and it will also create a report for you. It probably misses some of the newest features of Pictures to Exe, but the slidelist and accompanying report seems fine. One of the nice things about it is that you can generate either a straight text file listing or a nicely formatted html file including snapshots of your images, which I find really helpful. The utility used to be listed on the old "Beechbrook" download site, but I wasn't able to find anything in the archive now contained on Slideshowclub since there doesn't seem to be a search facility. Anyway, here's the file and Stu, if you're still hanging around here, thanks again for creating the utility (and I hope you don't mind me uploading it here)!

Reporter v2.zip

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I had a quick look at Reporter and it does seem very comprehensive and the html view of slide thumbnails is interesting. However I don't think it calculates the duration of individual slides which is what Peter wanted nor does it produce a simple report. It managed to open a v8.01 pte file, although with a warning and some missing information.

Incidentally I'm not sure whether running macros in Excel is any less hazardous than opening exe files which we do whenever we run a downloaded PTE sequence or Reporter for that matter!

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Thank you Shirley and mhwarner.

The VBA routine PTE info.zip from Andrew does exactly what I need. The routine extracts a file list from a pte project, and the Excel spread sheet makes it easy to finalize the manuscript for a 3D lecture, and it is easy to make minor adjustments if few slides are moved in the Pte file.

Reporter looks interesting and Works with Pte 8, but it does not make a file list which can be used for a manuscript.

Print Print Maestro has many functions which I miss in Windows Pathfinder, but it does not extract a file list from a Pte project.

Anyway, my problem has been solved, thanks to everybody for much inspiration.

Best regards from cold Denmark

Peter

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Good idea a utility that is missing in Pte: the print from the program ALL objects, time in out, fade in out, music etc of any project as ultimate storyboard. A useful to be “investigate” without need or see each time the executable and / or preview. We we asked for some time, for professional use. But “Nemo propheta in patria” or No man is a prophet in his own country, exactly like Pte devoted people.

Da Campos

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