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Hi Kaori, of course we know you, you are a valuable team member :)
I have renamed your activity to RequestInJapanese.clipflair.zip because spaces are converted to ugly % in the URL created.
The two activities Garibaldi_SUB.clipflair.zip and Garibaldi_DUB.clipflair.zip are uploaded in http://gallery.clipflair.net/activity/list.html but they both have metadata. Is it possible to have the two activities in the 'official' gallery http://social.clipflair.net/Gallery/Activities.aspx?
Cristina and I are going to use them with students next week and it will be much easier if students can access them from there just following the new tutorial.
Jennifer, we'll try but if we don't do it in time, you could just give them the links and tell them to go from there instead of the gallery
Sorry about that, but George is working on the galleries/collections and metadata as we speak.
That´s fine Roula.
Thank you both.
Thank you very much for uploading my activity!
Dear Roula or George,
Could you turn these two activities into URLs, please?
I'll fill in the metadata forms for the three videos and the activities (these two and the one from last week) next week.
Could you please upload this activity?
I forgot to tell you that in the activity I just sent you, called Rotina_diária_pt, the text window cannot be resized, as the top menu is not visible. Could you tell me how to fix it, please?
Anabel, there is no easy way to fix the activity.
The easiest solution is to create the activity again. You can save separately the captions component (options at the back panel) and load it again in the new activity (create a captions component, go to options and load from local). Also, you can copy all the text from the text component and copy it in the new text component you will create in the new activity.
(do not save the text component from the back panel, because if you reload it it will be placed in the same position at the top).
George is looking into correcting this problem.
please don't use punctuated characters in filenames, especially when they're submitted for inclusion in the gallery, since when they are accessed online from a URL those characters get HTML encoded, similar to how the space char (which should also be avoided) gets converted to %20
regarding the problem with the activity, I have to look into why the original windowing library out of which I have made our ZUI (Zoomable User Interface) allows you to drag outside of the borders of the container. Maybe it's some issue related to the zooming support I've added or a bug in the original library. I'd wish to make it an autoexpandable container that gives you more space as you drag stuff outside of its current bounds and automatically shrinks its virtual area to just contain all windows it has in it (so that it doesn't show scrollbars when all child windows are visible on the display as it does now (we use a fixed 5000x5000 virtual container area now)
for fixing the issue you could open the .clipflair.zip file of the activity with an archiver that supports Unicode filenames (like WinRAR - Windows Explorer also can open .zip files, but I've found it has issues when you edit .clipflair.zip files with it, seems to replace the Unicode filenames with other encoding and then ClipFlair can't open the archives). Inside the .clipflair.zip of the activity you'll find one .clipflair.zip file for each child window - for filename they currently have the title of the respective window and a statistically unique number (GUID - Globally Unique Identifier). You can open the respective clipflair zip for the text component and then in it you can open with a texteditor the .xml file that has the options of the component. There you can edit the Position property and save the .xml (text) file. Then the archiver (WinRAR) will ask you to include the saved file into the archive and you reply Yes. Then you close the archive (of the text component) and WinRAR will ask you if you want to included that archive inside the activity archive you had opened (and not yet closed). You reply Yes again. Then you close the activity archive you had originally opened with WinRAR (can also use 7-zip or similar).