It is possible, by selecting expert mode, to modify how the wizard generates the information to be burned to CD.
This screen gives you several options depending on which license you have:
- Navigation options.
All licenses can opt to include or exclude an alphabetical index page and a search page.
- Convert PPT to HTML.
With all licenses, you can opt to convert PowerPoint® presentations to HTML pages. Even if presentations are converted, there will still be a link from each converted page to the unconverted presentation. Conversion can be useful to make the CD useable across a wider range of operating systems and to allow the highlighting feature of the search facility to work.
However there may be some loss of functionality such as the multimedia features of PowerPoint. If these are important, it may be better to convert the documents using the original application or accept that the CD will not be useable on all platforms.
- Brand the CD.
The Professional Subscription license lets you use one brand on all CDs created - please email the required brand text to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a brand file by return.
With the Consultant Subscription license the Brand text can be altered for each project.
Templates are crucial to Conference-CD. A template defines the look and feel of the web pages on your CD. The wizard screen usually gives a thumbnail preview of the appearance of a template.
The type of license you hold determines which templates you can use. Evaluation and Standard license holders can only use the supplied (
.htts) templates that include not-too-intrusive phdcc branding. The Evaluation license templates have extra evaluation messages.
Standard license holders can also purchase extra templates from the Conference-CD web site. If you want a new template made available, then please contact us on email@example.com.
Professional Subscription and Consultant Subscription license holders can write their own (
.htt) templates, using any support files, images etc that are needed. However this may not be easy, so please ask for help if you need it.
See here for a full technical description of templates.
If the tick box is selected on this page, you can enter email contact details to appear on a "mailto" page. A "Contact" button will be inserted in the top menu of all the generated navigation pages in the project.
Text entered on this page will included on the opening page above the menu links. You can include text on any navigation pages in your project by putting a file in the relevant folder called "intro.htt". The file can contain HTML.
This gives you the option of scanning or not scanning different file types for inclusion in the search database and in the contents. You can also list the different extensions that determine each file type.
On this screen you can control how the autorun will behave. A window can pop up with a text message and an image (bmp type) that you can specify. You can also specify a "splash" graphic to appear while the application is loading.
Conference-CD can check for different viewer applications on the user's machine while the CD is loading. You can provide information about where the applications can be downloaded or provide the installation programs on the CD.
These startup options will only work when the CD is used on Windows operating systems.