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Make-a-Filelist

Make-a-Filelist 

2002-03-04 · Make-a-Filelist updated to version 1.2.0
2001-03-26 · Make-a-Filelist updated to version 1.1.0
2001-03-23 · Make-a-Filelist, a tool for making file lists, picture albums etc

Make-a-Filelist version 1.2.0

It takes just four easy steps to create a file list, a table with image tags or something similar with Make-a-Filelist

Version 1.2.0 adds more variables, better editing possibilities, and on-line and off-line help.

(Version 1.1.0 was a minor update, adding a new "End entry" field go allow more text in the formatting of an entry, and correcting a couple of errors in saving of configuration files)

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Example 1: Make a list with file details

Let's make a textual, bulleted list of file details.

Step 1: Configure

Width:
1
Text top:
<ul>{{CRLF}}
Text bottom:
</ul>{{CRLF}}
New entry:
<li>Full filepath: {{FILE}}<br>Details: {{PATH}} (path), {{BASE}} (basename), {{EXT}} (extension)</li>{{CRLF}}
End entry:
nothing
New row:
nothing

If you wish, you can save this configuration to a file for later use.

Step 2: Select files

Press the button "Select files", and using the dialogue select the files to include in the list.

Step 3: GO!

Press the button "GO!". This results in output in the big text box, looking something like this:

<!--Make-a-Filelist-->
<ul>
<li>Full filepath: C:\Temp\02f-selv.bmp<br>Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 02f-selv (basename), .bmp (extension)</li>
<li>Full filepath: C:\Temp\01f-primi.jpg<br>Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 01f-primi (basename), .jpg (extension)</li>
<li>Full filepath: C:\Temp\01f-tur.jpg<br>Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 01f-tur (basename), .jpg (extension)</li>
<li>Full filepath: C:\Temp\02f-kuls.bmp<br>Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 02f-kuls (basename), .bmp (extension)</li>
<li>Full filepath: C:\Temp\01f-kniv.jpg<br>Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 01f-kniv (basename), .jpg (extension)</li>
</ul>

<!--/Make-a-Filelist-->

Step 4: Check result and copy

Check the result and do one of two thing: 1) Put in on the clipboard by pressing "Copy", or 2) If running as an HTML-Kit plugin, you can press the button "Insert into HTML-Kit" to have the result inserted into the current editor window of HTML-Kit.

That's it!

Seen with a browser, the result is as seen here:

  • Full filepath: C:\Temp\02f-selv.bmp
    Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 02f-selv (basename), .bmp (extension)
  • Full filepath: C:\Temp\01f-primi.jpg
    Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 01f-primi (basename), .jpg (extension)
  • Full filepath: C:\Temp\01f-tur.jpg
    Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 01f-tur (basename), .jpg (extension)
  • Full filepath: C:\Temp\02f-kuls.bmp
    Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 02f-kuls (basename), .bmp (extension)
  • Full filepath: C:\Temp\01f-kniv.jpg
    Details: C:\Temp\ (path), 01f-kniv (basename), .jpg (extension)

Example 2: Make a table with thumbnails

Assume that in C:\Pic there is a lot of graphic files (JPEG), and corresponding thumbnails are in the subfolder C:\Pic\TN (GIF format, name prefixed with "tn__". Let's make a table with 4 columns containing the thumbnails. Each thumbnail is to be a link to the full-scale picture. The resulting page is supposed to be located in the thumbnails folder.

Step 1: Configure

Width:
4
Text top:
<table border="0"><tr>{{CRLF}}
Text bottom:
</tr></table>{{CRLF}}
New entry:
<td><a href="../{{BASE}}{{EXT}}"><img src="tn__{{BASE}}.gif"></a></td>{{CRLF}}
End entry:
nothing
New row:
</tr><tr>{{CRLF}}

If you wish, you can save this configuration to a file for later use.

Step 2: Select files

Press the button "Select files", and using the dialogue select all the files in C:\Pic

Step 3: GO!

Press the button "GO!". This results in output in the big text box, looking something like this:

<table border="0"><tr>
<td><a href="../borg-donau.jpg"><img src="tn__borg-donau.gif"></a></td>
<td><a href="../DCP_0045.jpg"><img src="tn__DCP_0045.gif"></a></td>
<td><a href="../hus-1998.jpg"><img src="tn__hus-1998.gif"></a></td>
<td><a href="../sne-volgy-1.jpg"><img src="tn__sne-volgy-1.gif"></a></td>
</tr><tr>
<td><a href="../sporvogn.jpg"><img src="tn__sporvogn.gif"></a></td>
<td><a href="../udsigt-donau-parlament.jpg"><img src="tn__udsigt-donau-parlament.gif"></a></td>
<td><a href="../udsigt-til-stefanskirken.jpg"><img src="tn__udsigt-til-stefanskirken.gif"></a></td>
</tr></table>

Step 4: Check result and copy

Check the result and do one of two thing: 1) Put in on the clipboard by pressing "Copy", or 2) If running as an HTML-Kit plugin, you can press the button "Insert into HTML-Kit" to have the result inserted into the current editor window of HTML-Kit.

That's it! - the result is a nice thumbnails page

Used as a plugin

Make-a-Filelist can be used alone or as a plugin for HTML-Kit.

When used as a plugin, Make-a-Filelist resides in the Tools section of the action bar in HTML-Kit. The icon looks like this: makeafilelist_icon.gif (1K)

The button "Insert into HTML-Kit" is only shown when run as a HTML-Kit plugin.

More information

There is more information in the help pages.

Download and practical information

Download:

Current version (Make-a-Filelist_v120.zip, 417 KB)

(Please see the software licensing terms)

Notice:
Make-a-Filelist is distributed without Visual Basic 6.0 run-time library, which must be downloaded separately, e.g. from Microsoft. Chances are that you already have the library installed.
Installation:
Install using the setup program in the zip file.
After that, to install as a plugin in HTML-Kit, select Tools|Install|Install plugin in HTML-Kit and locate the file Make-a-filelist.exe (typically in C:\Program Files\Make-a-Filelist\).

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