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  1. Bob As a new member, you may find the online User Guide very useful (it includes some videos). In the Menu bar, find it under Help Regards wideangle
  2. A chillingly accurate wake-up call.
  3. If it’s so effective you would soon expect it to be applied worldwide. Let’s hope so. It’s currently being clinically trialled in the UK I believe. Here’s a significant presentation by Bill Gates from some time ago. Regards wideangle
  4. Not almost everyone, Tom. However there are a lot of idiots around at the moment who are, when you see some of the behaviour shown on news reports. Regards wideangle
  5. OK. But why does a package have to be one or the other? I just don't get that. I do agree that PT AV should never become swamped with a wide set of tools that the majority of people wouldn't use. Take Photoshop as an example - an image editor that then expanded into the realms of video etc. It has tons of tools that many people just don't have a need for. Probably that's why many have ceased to upgrade, and have stayed with older versions, like CS6 and earlier. Having said that, there is always that group of people who feel that they have to upgrade at all costs, whenever something new is added. It's like a drug to some. But heyho, that's life. Each to his (or her) own I suppose. Regards wideangle
  6. I think that the number of user requests for features will eventually dictate which way PT AV goes. Giving what buyers want will dictate the volume of sales. I’m not sure that it’s the right thing to do to try to distinguish between an image editor and a presentation package in terms of going forward. Why do you need to? I reckon all the above suggestions would be welcome and well used in PT AV by many. These are common tools and would avoid the frustration of having to switch out to another package to use them. I agree that lots of bells and whistles can make a package overly bloated, and are to be avoided, but some extra simple tools would be useful. Regards wideangle
  7. (As an aside, that’s just brought back a few memories for me. In my early years of teaching here in the UK, I was given the job of creating a Computer Dept in the late 70s within the school where I was employed. We had good contacts at the time and were able to get it off the ground with some Apple II and IIe micros - who remembers them?! I think we were in the first batch of schools in the UK to use them.) Lowell, thanks for triggering that memory! Regards wideangle
  8. Lowell I have no experience at all of Macs but I’m sure someone will soon step in and answer that for you. Regards wideangle
  9. Lowell You don’t have to always use the ‘Backup in zip’, but I always choose to do so when I finish a project. The reason I do it is because it is an easy and quick way to give me a security backup copy of the project. Secondly, in doing so, it automatically collects together into one folder, copies of all the files which have been used in the project. I find that useful for two reasons. Firstly I can store it on my backup drive as a security copy, as I already mentioned. Secondly it also gives me an easy way to move my project around. For example, if I wish to work on my laptop instead of my desktop, I can copy the zipped file from the desktop onto a usb stick, then onto my laptop. When I unzip it on the laptop, all the files are there in one folder, and ready to use. Regards wideangle
  10. You start a new show and save it. You continue on to build your show. Do you remember to save your show after that, as the final action. (If not, then there wouldn’t be any thumbnails in the slide list when you reopen the pte file.) Regards wideangle
  11. Lowell I see that you say you are not a Windows user. To me, your problems with saving seem to be more centred around the use of Windows rather than the use of PTAV Studio specifically. Windows programs all have a structure for saving which generally follows the same pattern which includes: Usually at the top of the screen or window, you see a Menu bar, which shows the word File Click on File, then Save As. This normally displays a new Window where you can choose a file name for your project, and also where you can choose the folder or location where you want to save that file. (It may be useful just to write down at this point where you have told it to save the file, so that you don’t have to do any searching later) If you do that properly, you will have full control of what you are doing, and will know exactly where your file has been saved. You can keep saving your file at various stages in the development of your project if you wish, but make sure you save it at the end, in order to keep the final version. Using File->Save as gives you the chance to save with a new name each time. Using File->Save will overwrite the previously saved version. I suggest you search YouTube for some videos on ‘Saving files in Windows’ to help you understand a bit more as to how Windows works. Regards wideangle
  12. Lowell First, this thread may have been better placed in Troubleshooting? I see in a different thread you say you are not a Windows user. To me, your problems with saving seem to be more centred around the use of Windows rather than the use of PTAV Studio specifically. Windows programs all have a structure for saving which generally follows the same pattern which includes: Usually at the top of the screen you see a Menu bar, which shows the word File Click on File, then Save As. This normally displays a new Window where you can choose a file name for your project, and also where you can choose the folder or location where you want to save that file. (It may be useful just to write down at this point where you have told it to save the file, so that you don’t have to do any searching later) If you do that properly, you will have full control of what you are doing, and will know exactly where your file has been saved. I suggest you search YouTube for some videos on ‘Saving files in Windows’ to help you understand a bit more as to how Windows works. Regards wideangle
  13. Lowell Two points regarding your original problems: When you save a project, in your case, if you always use File -> Save As, you will always be asked and have full control of where you want to save it, so you should then be able to easily locate it afterwards. Secondly, when you have completed a project, and after saving it, if you use File -> Create Backup in zip, then PTAV Studio will collect a copy of all the files you have used in your project (that is jpgs, video, audio etc etc) and save them in a single a zip file. That process will also ask you where you want to save it. If you get into the habit of doing this for each project you make, it is a good way of making a security backup copy of everything you do. Regards wideangle
  14. Hi Lin You can’t look at life in any other way than you have already said. My philosophy has always been to do the best you can in every situation you are in. As long as you feel afterwards that you couldn’t have done any better, you can always take satisfaction from that. As for the slideshow - good stuff. Keep them coming if it helps your stress relief, because it helps ours as well! Regards wideangle
  15. Thedom Good to hear from you again. Hopefully at some point in the future you may be able to find the time to again produce pieces of work in PTE AV similar to the ones which impressed us all in the past. Regards wideangle
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