[Xerte] Media import using Parallels for Mac
Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Feb 1 11:37:51 GMT 2010
Ah - I can add .jpeg to the file types if you like...
From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Mark Gray
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 11:36 AM
To: Xerte discussion list
Subject: Re: [Xerte] Media import using Parallels for Mac
Thanks folks for your suggestions. Well this is what I have discovered.
I checked that the file extension was showing and I found that I could
import via the file import and drag and drop if the extension was .jpg
but not if it was .jpeg. Also even if I have the extension showing under
OS X it doesn't show up in Windows, though this doesn't affect the
importing. Anyway I'm underway again which is cool.
On 1 Feb 2010, at 11:08, Dave Burnett wrote:
I think it s because Xerte being Win based used the registered file type
extensions to determine what media is being imported.
Mac files have a resource fork embedded which tells the OS what the file
type is, so Mac files by default have no extension.
Without the extension, Xerte can't tell what the media type is, and
hence which import dialog to display.
Interestingly, Import Media works for me, but the drag/drop doesn't seem
to do anything. I have a page highlighted and drag the .jpg onto it, but
no dialog (nor is it hiding ;-).
> Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:58:50 +1100
> From: southman at internode.on.net
> To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
> Subject: Re: [Xerte] Media import using Parallels for Mac
> Its just possible that the import dialog is hidden behind Xerte - so
> nothing happens as it waits for user imput. Also the path may have an
> additional '/' which causes it to do nothing. Try to minimize xerte
> after the import and see if the import dialog is there.
> If you use the online toolkit or page wizards all is OK and the import
> Dialog shows ie: is on top of Xerte
> On 1/02/2010 9:28 PM, Mark Gray wrote:
> > Hi, I'm just starting out using Xerte, and liking it very much.
> > I'm using Windows via Parallels (virtual machine) on a Mac and seem
> > be having a problem with importing image files. I have tried the
> > and drop method and the import from the File menu method. Nothing
> > seems to happen ie the import dialogue box does not show nor an
> > icon.
> > Has anyone else had this issue, or is anyone else successfully using
> > Parallels?
> > Many thanks
> > Mark
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