[Xerte] Re: Customizing XOT Projects

José Gregorio Díaz Unda xt4mhz at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 17 12:42:45 GMT 2011

Hi Andy.

We were looking for a "guide" or something on the Internet but without luck.

Ron Mitchell has in his webpages some examples about customizations over XOT LO look, but none of them change the look too much, so probably its not an easy task.

Yesterday, we downloaded the latest code from the google code svn of xerte and xot. We're not sure what version is.

Anyway, the plan is:

1. Install xot from xerteonlinetoolkits svn folder..
2. Open with Adobe Flash the "XMLEngine.fla" file from "xerte" svn folder.
3. Publish from Adobe Flash the "XMLEngine.fla" file to "XMLEngine.swf".
4. Replace "XMLEngine.swf" in xerteonlinetoolkits for the new one.
5. Test if XOT works.

Lets see what happen.

By the other hand, I think its important to document an example of customization.

If we succeed, we will publish it on Internet.

Take care.


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-----Original Message-----
From: "Davidson, Andrew" <Andrew.Davidson at warwick.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:37:08 
To: Jose Diaz<xt4mhz at yahoo.com>; Xerte discussion list<xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: RE: [Xerte] Customizing XOT Projects

Hi Jose - did you get anywhere with how to change the 'skin'? This is where I need to go and so any hints would be welcome.



-----Original Message-----
From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Jose Diaz
Sent: 17 November 2011 01:36
Subject: [Xerte] Customizing XOT Projects

Hi everyone and thanks in advance.

We're trying to customize "the look" of scorm packages built from XOT.

We want to change how learning objects are shown: change logo, move buttons (forward, backward, etc.) to the bottom of the screen, hide all dropdown lists at the bottom of the screen, etc.

We're take a look to "XMLEngine.fla" file, but we're not sure if we're in the right path. When we open the "XMLEngine.fla" with Adobe Flash, it shows a grayed rectangle with a lot of code. We just want to "drag and drop" elements of the screen to new positions.

Attached to this message, we send an image of an example how much we want to change the "skin" of the learning objects.

Any "step-by-step" guide to change this "look"?

After changing the "look", we want to translate to spanish the XOT ... but this is another history.

Thanks a lot again.

Lic. José Gregorio Díaz Unda.
Asesor de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación.
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