Auto show presentations on portable version

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Auto show presentations on portable version

Postby Beamer » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:11 pm

Greetings.

What are the registry keys required to automatically play presentation files? I'm trying to replicate this function on all formats (e.g. PPT, PPS, etc.) like with the .PRS format on the standard version, but having trouble manually creating the registry entries.

For example:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Presentations.exe\shell\show]
@="S&how"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Presentations.exe\shell\show\command]
@="\"\\SoftMaker Office 2008\\Presentations.exe\" /Shell /Minimized"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Presentations.exe\shell\show\ddeexec]
@="[show(\"%1\")]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Presentations.exe\shell\show\ddeexec\Application]
@="SoftMaker Presentations"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Presentations.exe\shell\show\ddeexec\ifexec]
@="[ShowAndQuit(\"%1\")]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Presentations.exe\shell\show\ddeexec\Topic]
@="control"


I think something is missing.

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Re: Auto show presentations on portable version

Postby martin-k » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:18 pm

Using REGEDIT, you need to set the default string of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.prd to "SoftMaker Presentations.Show"

(replace .prd with the extension that you want to map).
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Re: Auto show presentations on portable version

Postby Beamer » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:08 am

Thanks, but it's not working. Tested in XP x68 and 7 x64: I double-click the prd file and prompted by the "Open with" dialogue box, I browse to select the Presentations.exe, but it's not shown in the dialolgue box.

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Re: Auto show presentations on portable version

Postby sven-l » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:53 am

In that case browse to the installation folder (in most cases in c:\Program files\SoftMaker Office 2008). There you should find the presentations.exe.
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