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A Simple demo of the ProShow Layer Location

ProShow fails to report a layer’s actual position when that layer has been rotated on a rotation center located at other than layer center. This demo shows the use of FPVPs “Tools for ProShow” to calculate a layer’s actual or adjusted position. It also clearly demonstrates ProShow’s failure to properly report a layer’s actual position as described above.

A ProShow layer’s position is normally reported as the location of the layer’s center point. However, the location is incorrect for cases when the layer has been rotated on a point that is not the layer’s center. This has been the case since the Rotate Center function was introduced with ProShow version 4.

My Tools For ProShow is fully capable of calculating a layers true or adjusted position when it has been rotated on a rotation center.

You can view the short and simple demo here:
Demo Of ProShow Positioning “Glitch.”

Dale

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Tools For ProShow Update (v11.42c)

An updated version of my tools for proshow was released on 2 September 2017. There were 57 changes made since the last release. Photodex changed the way that zoom modifiers worked. So, the worksheet was updated accordingly.  A number of changes to the tools were related to zoom modifiers. Another change was the ability to add a set of 4 user defined layer aspects to the Layer information section. It’s sort of like a “favorites” addition.

So, I was busy there for awhile. Sorry … forgot to update this blog with that updated information.

FPVP Tools for ProShow

The tools have a number of minor revisions, bug fixes, and feature additions.

  • The previous release only provided for finding a layer’s side, corner, or center when rotated on Rotate. This release expands upon that. The ability to find the actual position of a layer that was rotated on a rotate center was added.
  • The rotation may now use Vertical tilt, Horizontal tilt, or Rotate.
  • The EQUAL SIZE CHANGES tool was completely revamped.
  • A 4th language option was added (“YOURS”). Now, you can translate the given text to whatever you want to change it to, if you so desire. The other language options are English, French, and Russian.
  • The method of selecting a language was made easier to use.
  • Changes to the worksheet were also made to better accommodate language changes (so the columns don’t get really wide).
  • A link to the tutorial is provided directly within the worksheet now too.

This set of tools provides unprecedented access to some of the power ProShow possesses but which is not apparent except to the more Expert users. These tools provide access to features even most ProShow experts do not have. ProShow is not likely to provide access to the features this set of tools provides any time soon. For instance, 1) ProShow does not give you any information as to how tall or wide a layer is (rotated or not). 2) If you want to crop your later to a specific aspect, you must do the math yourself before entering numbers to get the crop. 3) Rotate Center (a feature that ProShow has provided since the release of v4 over 4 years ago) is implemented in a limited fashion. The power of the rotate center is effectively limited to a layer’s corner or side.

If you want easy access to some of that power, these FPVP tools are the answer. They let you do things that would otherwise require modifiers. As noted previously, these tools can let you do things you thought impossible, very difficult, or labor intensive. They can save you a considerable amount of time and effort. In truth, these tools make the difficult extremely easier. I’ve been using variations of these tools for several years now. Now, that power is available to you as well.

Dale
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