[greenstone-users] Re: Request

From Greenstone Team
DateFri Jun 10 13:42:04 2011
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: Request
In-Reply-To (BANLkTin5kFQW8U3uA0AECRHLC0P1W004mA-mail-gmail-com)
Hi,

An XP should be fine for installing GS2.84. (Among Windows operating
systems, XP, Vista, Windows 7 have been tested for this release and are
known to support it.)

In order to be able to help you, we need to know more information about
the error messages you are getting when using the PPT plugin.

Also, did you have a look at
http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/2.84_Release_Notes#Extensions
And were you able to try it out at all?

1. To process the *latest* PowerPoint files with Greenstone (files that
end on *.pptx), you need another application which will handle the
conversion of PPT to html:
get "Open Office" from http://www.openoffice.org/ and install it.

2. Quit the Greenstone server and GLI if either are running.

3. Download the Greenstone Open Office Extension from
http://trac.greenstone.org/export/24146/gs2-extensions/open-office/trunk/open-office-java.zip

and unzip it into your Greenstone installation's "ext" folder:
To unzip, rightclick on the downloaded "open-office-java.zip" file and
choose Extract All. Then, in the dialog that appears, click Next, press
the Browse button and browse to your Greenstone installation's "ext"
folder and select it as the place where you wish to extract the contents
of the zip archive file. Keep clicking to the next window of the dialog
until you can press Finish and it should have extracted everything in
the zip to the correct location.)

4. Now, start GLI.
It will now detect the Open-Office extension.

5. In GLI, go to the Design pane and choose Document Plugins on the
left. On the right, select the PowerPointPlugin and press the Configure
Plugin button. In the dialog that appears, scroll down to find an option
labelled "openoffice_conversion" and tick the box next to it. Press OK
to quit the Configure Plugin dialog.

6. Go to File > Preferences > Mode. Select "expert". This will show more
detailed error messages when (re)building collections.

7. Go to GLI's Create pane and press Build Collection to rebuild your
collection. Greenstone will use Open Office's abilities to convert
documents to HTML to process your PPT documents now.

8. If you see any error messages in the Create Pane's "Message log" area
during the build, copy the messages and email them to us.

In future e-mails, please send us any error messages you see, in order
for us to comprehend where and how the Powerpoint Plugin is failing to
work for you.

Regards,
Anupama


ashok dharani kumar wrote:
> Dear Anupama,
>
> Please let me know what configuration is required to install
> Greenstone 2.84
>
> Thanks
>
> Regards
> Ashok D
>
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:25 PM, ashok dharani kumar
> <ashokdlis@gmail.com <mailto:ashokdlis@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> Dear Anupama,
>
> Below is the configuration of my system,
>
> Microsoft Windows XP professional
> Version 2002
>
> Processor Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz
> 2.40GHz, 512MB of RAM
>
> Greenstone 2.84
>
> Please help me
>
> Regards
> Ashok D
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Greenstone Team
> <greenstone_team@cs.waikato.ac.nz
> <mailto:greenstone_team@cs.waikato.ac.nz>> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
>
> > Please tell me how much maximum files i can accommodate in
> one collection folder.
>
> The general answer is: as many documents as your machine and
> its resources/specifications can handle. There are other
> limitations and further information. Please see
> http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Building_Greenstone_collections#Are_there_any_limits_to_the_size of collections.3F
>
>
>
>
> > when i attempt to build ppt through ppt plugin, it is not
> giving html page output. pls guide me.
>
> You will need to give us more information.
> 1. What operating system are you on?
>
> 2. What version of Greenstone are you using?
>
> 3. What is the version of the PPT files you are trying to get
> Greenstone to process? That is, is the file-extension
> something like "pptx" (Office 2007 and later version of PPT)?
> If so, then Greenstone cannot handle such later versions of
> office-files out of the box. You will need to install the
> Open Office application as well as the Greenstone plugins to
> work with them.
> Instructions are here:
> http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/2.84_Release_Notes#Extensions
>
> 4. If conversion problems persist, what are the error messages
> displaying in the "message log" of the Create Panel of GLI
> when you're building?
> In fact, it will be helpful to set GLI to produce more
> informative output messages on error:
>
> In GLI, go to File > Preferences > Mode. Set to "Expert".
> Click OK.
>
> Now, still in GLI, go to the create panel and press the "Build
> Collection" button to rebuild. If there are any error
> messages, please copy the relevant messages and e-mail them to
> us.
>
>
> Regards,
> Anupama
>
>
> ashok dharani kumar wrote:
>
> Dear Anupama,
>
> Thanks for the information.
>
> Please tell me how much maximum files i can accommodate in
> one collection folder.
>
> when i attempt to build ppt through ppt plugin, it is not
> giving html page output. pls guide me.
>
> Regards
> Ashok D
>
>
>
>