Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 7:04 pm
Post subject: Three Feature Reqests to streamline Single EXE Generation
I do quite a bit of clean up after iSpring as well as lots of copying of file names and directory names to get it to place the generated EXEs right where I want them. I am always generating a single EXE, but the defaults of the product assume I am generating multiple file output.
So right now I open a PPT.
1) If it is in a different folder than the folder I last ran iSpring with, I copy the folder name from explorer into "Local Folder"
2) I copy the file name of the PPT from explorer and replace presentation title and filename.
3a) After generation I close the presentation (to release file locks)
3b) then copy the presentation from the sub folder to the PPT folder
3c) then close the sub-folder
3d) then delete the unnecessary sub-folder
3e) double-click the EXE if I am doing this right before presenting it.
Here are my suggestions:
(A) Do not create the subfolder - it creates a mess of unnecessary folders for me.
(B) Use the PPT file name as the default EXE name - do not use the document property "Title" for the file name - due to copying presentation templates I have many overlapping title properties. This also causes my EXEs to sort next to the relevant .PPTs
(C) Have "Local Folder" default to the same as the PPT was loaded from, instead of being an iSpring-wide remembered location.
Implementing suggestions A,B and C would allow me to a) open a PPT, b) click Quick Publish and I'm done!