[Silva-general] HELP! Cannot get Code Sources to function
kitblake at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 07:02:32 CET 2007
> I am obviously not understanding something here, and I'm sure the problem is
> I am running Silva 1.5.9 on Zope 2.8.8-final, python 2.3.5, win32. I have
> installed the "158" versions of the Flash, Java, MS Video & Quicktime Code
Meaning, you've imported them into the ZMI, right? Probably in the Silva root.
> Unfortunately, I have no idea how to use them to embed flash, java, et al,
> into a Silva document. The only "howtos" available are for CSV or SQL code
> sources, and these instructions seem to assume that the reader is specialist
> with either Zope, Silva, or Python. I readily confess I am not an expert at
> any of these.
> Is there a simple set of instructions that would clue me in as to how I use
> these code sources to embed various media? I assume, correctly I hope, that
> I must actually add the target media as a "Silva FIle". What must I do next?
> How do I get Silva to identify the imported media file as a code source? How
> do I get the Code Source extensions to identify the imported media files as
> a reference.
When editing a document, there's an "external source" toolbox on the
right. All External Sources that are at or above the location of the
document will show up.
+ Select a Code Source from the list, say Quicktime
+ Press the the "add external source" button
+ A parameters form will appear in the toolbox. Locate the video file
in Silva using the "get reference" button. Or you can type in the
+ Configure other parameters, such as height and width.
+ Click the "add external source" button again (after adding, this
button will read "update source".
+ Save your document and preview.
> Silva appears to be an excellent product, and I am anxious to deploy it at a
> client site to consolidate their scattered documentation, eliminate outdated
> or inaccurate information, and access various database sources to provide
> the most up-to-date information in whichever format is most convenient to
> the requestor.
> I know I sound like a total newbie, and I apologize in advance. Any
> assistance which can be provided will be most greatly appreaciated.
You are correct, there doesn't seem to be any documentation about
inserting Code Sources from an author's point of view, only for
managers. We'll remedy that.
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