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    • CommentAuthordudeslife
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017
     
    Has anyone successfully imported PNG files to create a Symbol Catalog under Wine? No matter what I do, it will not import a directory of PNGs or a single PNG file. I am following the tutorial from Annual 4. Thanks for any help.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017 edited
     
    I presume you create a new catalog from a template, select Symbols>Import pngs from the menu, and then browse for the PNG folder in the Import bitmap files as symbol catalog dialog box, right?

    What happens after that? Are you unable to browse to the folder? Do you get an error? Or do you not see anything in the catalog after you click OK?

    If you don't see anything in the open catalog file, that's normal. Symbol catalog files don't display the symbols in the "map" area of the main window. They also don't display in the Catalog window on the left, since those symbols pull from a separate file, much as they do when you're working on a regular map file.

    If you do the import but don't see any symbols in your open file after you do the import, try selecting Symbols>Symbol Manager from the menu to open the Symbol Manager. You should be able to see the imported symbols in there.

    Does that help?
    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthordudeslife
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017 edited
     
    Posted By: DogtagI presume you create a new catalog from a template, selectSymbols>Import pngsfrom the menu, and then browse for the PNG folder in theImport bitmap files as symbol catalogdialog box, right?

    What happens after that? Are you unable to browse to the folder? Do you get an error? Or do you not see anything in the catalog after you clickOK?

    If you don't see anything in the open catalog file, that's normal. Symbol catalog files don't display the symbols in the "map" area of the main window. They also don't display in the Catalog window on the left, since those symbols pull from a separate file, much as they do when you're working on a regular map file.

    If you do the import but don't see any symbols in your open file after you do the import, try selectingSymbols>Symbol Managerfrom the menu to open theSymbol Manager. You should be able to see the imported symbols in there.

    Does that help?
    ~Dogtag


    It never imports. After choosing the import directory and clicking ok, I get a box that says 0 imported, etc

    edit: ok this is solved by manually entering the import directory path into the dialog box.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017 edited
     
    Blast.
    • CommentAuthordudeslife
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017
     
    Posted By: DogtagBlast.


    see my ninja edit. :)
    • CommentAuthordudeslife
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017 edited
     
    I am following the Tutorial in Annual 4 and it feels like he is skipping over something or something is not working. It says 23 pngs imported but Symbol manager only shows one symbol. If I open one of the .png files from the original import dir, then all the symbols appear on the left but I can't click on them.. arrrgggghhhh...

    I slam into a wall on every annual. :(
    • CommentAuthordudeslife
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017
     
    file names were too long.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017
     
    Aha. Let me guess, they have to be less than, or equal to, 32 characters long?
    • CommentAuthordudeslife
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017 edited
     
    Posted By: DogtagAha. Let me guess, they have to be less than, or equal to, 32 characters long?


    Most likely. I am about ready to toss my Mac in the garbage and get a peecee. It seems like most of the stuff I am using now is made for Windows or has a Windows port.

    I got the import working, used it, closed the map but now I am seeing red x instead of symbols.
    • CommentAuthordudeslife
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017
     
    Ok I think I have it working now. Thanks again Dogtag!
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017 edited
     
    I'm not sure how much I helped, but I'm glad you've got it working!  \:D/
    • CommentAuthordudeslife
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017 edited
     
    Posted By: DogtagI'm not sure how much I helped, but I'm glad you've got it working!\:D/


    I am sure it's a great tutorial but it was a little hard for me to follow for some reason.

    I am more of a "Do this: 1. 2. 3. 4." kind of person :)