The purpose of the LiveXtensions feature is to provide add-on tools to those ToolBook users with a current Technical Support subscription, as a value added service. These tools are created by Technical Support on a regular basis so check this article often or simply launch the LiveXtensions to find out what new tools are available.
However, in order to not take away existing functionality from users who have become accustom to the set of Developers Exchange Tools (Devex) available in earlier versions of ToolBook, those tools which were created for ToolBook 2004 have been made freely available within the LiveXtensions utility, on the Devex tab.
DETAILED TOOLS LIST FOR TOOLBOOK 11.5
- Calculator Object
Once added to your project you can resize it to suit your needs. This calculator works in Native ToolBook as well as in DHTML.
- Color Highlighter
These highlighter objects are PNG type graphics set to a 50% transparency. Overlay a highlighter object on an object or word to create a highlighting effect.
- Convert to Image Object
This utility will convert all Picture and Paint Objects within your book, into Image Objects.
- DHTML Version Detector
This tool will help you determine what version of ToolBook was used to generate a DHTML Exported project.
- Error Object Finder
When you export your ToolBook content to DHTML, it is possible for the export process to fail, reporting that some object is missing or invalid. This tool can help you locate that object.
- Fly-In Bullet Replacer
This tool will allow you to replace the bullet associated with a Fly In Bullet catalog object with a different bullet from a selection of 120 bullet images.
- Fly-In Bullet Speed Changer
This tool allows you to change the speed of the fly-in bullets in the current book, without having to manually change the settings for each bullet object.
- Focus Rectangle Remover
This tool will configure every button in your book to not be included in the Tab Order. The result of this is that the focus rectangle, which denotes which button is in focus, will not be seen in Native ToolBook or in DHTML.
- Font Printer
This utility will print out Font Sample Sheets, allowing you to generate a printed index of the fonts on your computer.
- Nav Panel Objects
This tool allows you to tell all of the Navigation Panels in your book to allow the Actions Editor to see the child-objects within the panel. It does this by setting a special property of each Navigation Panel found in your book.
- Print All Pages
This tool will print all objects on all pages of your book, even if they are currently hidden. If you have hidden objects in your book they will be shown during the print process, and then re-hidden after the printing is complete.
- Repair Kit Fixer
If you find that every time you try to open the Repair Kit that it immediately crashes, you'll want to use this tool.
- Resource Importer/Exporter
This utility will import an entire directory full of images into the ToolBook Resource system as BITMAP resources. It will also allow you to export all of your bitmap resources. Your exported files will be created in their original file types (the same type the file was in at the time of Import, such as .bmp, png, jpg, gif, tif, wmf, or emf). This tool in an improvement over the Batch Resource Importer/Exporter tool found in the Devex list below. It is improved by the fact that it can import a wider range of image types, and it will export back into the original source format instead of just defaulting to BMP format.
- Reviewer Notes
Use this Reviewer Notes object to add collaboration notes to your pages. This object will not show while you are at reader level and it will not appear in your DHTML Exported content.
- Save Page as BMP
This utility will permit you to save any of your pages as an image file. You can choose between BMP, GIF, JPG and PNG. This could be useful when story boarding or having someone review your page design.
- Set Color Chosen
Certain question types in ToolBook allow you to control the color which is used to denote the currently selected answer. Additionally some of those also allow you to control the color which is used to denote the answers which are not currently selected. ToolBook refers to these two color values as the Color Chosen and Color Not Chosen. This tool is intended to help you quickly set both the Color Chosen and Color Not Chosen of all supported questions in your book or the supported questions within a specific page range.
- Set Properties of Multiple Questions
This tool can batch apply setting changes to some or all of the question objects in your book. For example you can set the Automatically Reset Question property to "When Entering the Page" for all questions in the book, set the limit time for all multiple choice questions, or turn off scoring of all questions on a specified range of pages.
- Set SkipNavigation
This tool will allow you to quickly set the SkipNavigation property of a range of pages within your book to a value of True or False.
- Table Object
This Tool will add a Table object onto your ToolBook page. This object will permit you to easily align rows and columns of data.
- Actions Editor Compression
ToolBook automatically generates OpenScript code for any actions written using the Actions Editor. The size limit of OpenScript code in an object is 64K. To conserve space so more actions can be saved, ToolBook provides a feature to compress the OpenScript code generated for the actions, by removing extraneous comments and formatting.
- Add and Remove Multiple Pages
This utility makes adding or deleting several pages simple.
- AICC Flag Switch
This utility will enable or disable the AICC_Spec20 and AICC_Compatibility flags for one book (current book) or all books.
- Background Auto Merger
This utility will scan your book looking for identical backgrounds and merge them together, thus eliminating extraneous backgrounds. You can also force merge different backgrounds, if you so choose.
- Batch Resource Import/Exporter
This utility will permit you to import a directory full of images into the ToolBook Resource System as well as export all of your Graphic Resources too.
- Coach Text Editor
Provides access to add new, or edit existing, coach information on objects.
- Convert Picture to Paint
Converts all of the picture objects in a book to paint objects.
- Enhanced Color Tray
This color tray contains two color palettes, one containing the standard 256 Web Safe colors, and another rainbow palette containing over 30,000 colors to choose from.
- Font Swapper
If you ever needed the ability to see a list of all the fonts that are in use in your ToolBook file, this is the utility for you. Not only will it show you a list of fonts in your book, it will even allow you to swap out a font that you have used in your book with an alternative font.
- Hotword Maker
Allows you to quickly create hotwords in your application for use with the Glossary Lookup feature of ToolBook.
- Launch Method Changer
This utility will permit you to change the Launch Page (and Full Screen) settings of a fully exported book, without having to re-export the book. You can use this tool to modify the exported contents of the current book or any other previously exported book.
- List System Books & Extensions
Lists the file names for all system books currently on the sysBooks stack. Also lists the file names of all Extensions in your book as well as Bound System Books.
- LiveXtensions Configuration Utility
Normally the LiveXtensions are launched from the SumTotal web site. This utility will allow you to change the default location where ToolBook looks when launching the LiveXtensions.
- Lock Position
By locking an object, you will be unable to manually drag-move that object while at author level. Attempting to drag-move a locked object will result in the object snapping back to it's original position when you drop the object.
- Lock Size
By locking the size of an object, you will be unable to manually resize that object while at author level by dragging one of its corners or sides. Attempting to resize a locked object will result in the object snapping back to it's original size.
- Property Exporter
This utility will create a text file containing all of the user properties of your selected object. You can also choose, as your object, the Page, Book or Background.
- Reader Author Reset
This tool will allow your book to reset all widgets and/or every object in your book, when switching between Reader and Author. Further, you can create reset behavior for your own objects (Instructor only). For example, you can have a field be visible in Author mode and hidden in Reader mode.
- Script Formatter
This OpenScript utility will analyze each script in your book, and reformat the scripts with proper indenting standards. Although this has no functional effect on your scripts, it does make them easier to read and debug.
- Slow Scrolling Field
Ever needed a field in Native ToolBook to scroll slower than the normal scroll rate? This field object will scroll at a speed that you can control.
- Sound Channel Switch
This utility turns off the sound channels that are automatically initialized in DHTML to play media clip feedback for questions.
- Validate ToolBook File
This tool validates ToolBook files for broken links to external files, bad hyperlinks, invalid actions and objects off the edge of your page. Run this tool prior to exporting to HTML to locate potential problems during the export process.
- Web Graphic Placeholder Fixer
This utility will convert all Web Graphic Placeholder object in your book to standard buttons thus removing the dependency on the original externally located image file.
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