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A couple of day ago I was converting some Freelance 97 presentations to
html to post to one of my WebCT/course web pages. The first couple that
I converted, I used lower case letters for the file I saved (i.e. arf
and crf). I then made a "single page" off of a tool page and used the
initial file of many html and gif files generated and all worked well.
Then, later in the day, I converted my hypertension presentation and I
chose HT as the file name. This resulted in the Freelance file being
saved as html & gif files with BOTH upper and lower case letters. Of
course, bec WebCT is case sensitive, it would not "load" the
presentation. When I chose "ht" as the file name to which the Freelance
files should be saved, as with arf and crf, all went well. I thought
this might save some other WebCT users some time if they knew about it.
Does anyone have a different explanation of what happened than the one I
"deduced?" Also, does Powerpoint act similarly in anyone's experience.
Thanks in advance.
Charles Y. McCall, Pharm.D | Phone: 706-542-5321 (Office/voice mail)
UGA College of Pharmacy | cmccall.at.rx.uga.edu
Athens, GA 30602 |
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 10:47:46 +0900
From: JungHwan Cho
Subject: Re: Slideshow presentations - Freelance
The change of character case is done by Windows 95/98 itself. It is not a
bug. It is not the problem of any application program. It is just because
an option is set in that way even though you have not realized it. When you
use upper character characters for filename, Windows 95/98 keeps the first
character of upper case and converts all others to lower case. That's what
happened in your case. There is a solution as long as you use recent
version of Windows 95 or Windows 98... There is an option... First, you
just open "My Computer" and then follow the following menu sequence...
Please keep in mind that the menu titles I am using are translation of
those of "Korean" Windows 95c(USR2)... They may be somewhat different in
"real" English version of Window 95/98, which I have never used. Here is
the sequence of menu titles to make change of an option related to the
filename convention: [View]-[Folder Option]-[View (a tab)]-[Advanced
Setting(or Option)]-[File and Folder]-[Use of upper cases for filename].
The last menu is a check-box... Just check the box. Then when you use all
upper case characters for you filename, Windows 95/98 will keep them in
upper case... When you use all lower case characters, it will keep them in
lower case... or when you use mixed case, it will keep in that way...
JungHwan Cho from Seoul, Korea.
JungHwan Cho, Ph.D., Analytical Chemometrician
Assistant professor, College of Pharmacy
System Admin., Drug Research Information Institute
System Admin., CyberEducation Center
Sookmyung Women's University
Cheongpa-Dong, Yongsan-Ku, 140-742, Seoul, Korea
Tel: +82-2-710-9580 Fax: +82-2-716-9404
Personal Home: http://sdic.sookmyung.ac.kr/~jhcho
DIRI Home: http://sdic.sookmyung.ac.kr
CEC Home: http://snow.sookmyung.ac.kr
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 12:42:19 +0000
From: William Fant
Subject: Slideshow presentations - Freelance
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
WebCT is not case sensitive, but the UNIX system
is! We have encountered the same problem with
PowerPoint and in fact, with other Web Development
Tools. My advice is to use lowercase for
everything. Fortunately, the end user never has
to worry about case once they launch WebCT.
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