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Platte Canyon Multimedia Corporation has produced a ToolBook Add-on, called the Plug-in Pro.
With over 140 utilities, editors, and short-cuts, the Platte Canyon® Plug-In Pro is the ToolBook® developer's best friend.
Version 11.5 fully supports ToolBook 11.5 and has the ability to import and export PNG, GIF, JPG, BMP, WMF, and EMF files. You can choose to import or export only particular image types. For example, you might want to replace all your BMP resources with .PNG equivalents. You can use the Plug-In Pro to export only the BMP format bitmap resources to external files. Then overwrite them with .PNG equivalents and the use the Plug-In Pro to replace all those resources with the PNG ones. You can also find which objects are using particular resources, again by image type. Version 11.5 also has great tools to create image objects and populate them with external graphic files (which are in turn imported as resources). You can put all the images on one page or put each one on its own page. If you still want to use the Web Graphic Placeholder, you can do the same thing with it. The Plug-In Pro also has the ability to copy actions between objects (even from different books!), merge pages to different backgrounds, a tool to save and restore your Command Window scripts, a tool for listing all the web graphics and adjusting their external files if desired, a tool to find all your media players and list/adjust their media, the ability to import clips and see all your clip information, the ability to write your sticky notes to a file, the addition of simulation information such as Instructions and Feedback to the generated spell-check file, and much more!
In addition to all its tools, the Plug-In Pro provides interfaces to undocumented features and adds new ones. Tired of having text that you paste from Word or PowerPoint show weird font tags? Just check the "Paste as Text" button and all text will come in unformatted. Need to add a "Debug" window for testing your LMS, just check that box. Want to control the SCORM settings sent when the user closes your lesson window, select it from the Options screen. Need to dig into Actions Editor properties directly, check a box to make them show up in the Property Browser.
The Plug-In Pro is always available via the “Platte” menu on your ToolBook menu bar. You can show any of the 10 specialized Plug-In Pro palettes. You can even modify the custom palettes and custom menu items with the features you use most!
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