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P3 is a coherent environment which automates much of the administrative tasks related to the production and maintenance of the base material and the creation of custom material.

There are two main files. An MS PowerPoint file and an MS Word file. Each of these files utilises a custom Ribbon to allow users to manage the material.

PowerPoint File

      The MS PowerPoint file contains all the models used within the framework.

      Each model is created from the models that are stored in the Visio file for the appropriate section.

      Separate .png files are exported in five different resolutions - one for the Book, three for the website and one for the export folder.

      An index .html file is exported which maps image numbers to title strings.

      Custom PowerPoint files are generated based on Tokens associated with each slide. The resulting .ppt files are augmented by timing indicators and appropriate "break" slides for morning, lunch and afternoon breaks as appropriate. Images from these generated slidesets are written to the Export folder.

      Custom Word files are generated based on Tokens associated with each slide. The resulting .doc files are constructed from the .doc files from the Components folder.

These functions are accomplished by providing an MS PowerPoint Plugin.

PowerPoint Pragmatic Ribbon

         Paste - Pastes the content of the paste buffer into the current slide as a Windows Enhanced Metafile. The Metafile is sized to fit the slide so it fills all vertical or horizontal space depending on the aspect ratio of the Metafile being pasted. In addition, a standard shadow is added to attain a consistent look and feel.

         Export - Generates the book, website and export .png files (in five\\47 different resolutions).

         Create - Creates custom PowerPoint and document sets based on tokens that are added to each slide.

         Token Indicators - Adds graphical indicators to each slide to illustrate the tokens attached to each.

         Display - Displays information about the generated PowerPoint slide sets, and the questions and tokens associated with each slide.

         Configuration - Allows the configuration of various settings.

Word File

      The MS Word file contains all the words used with the framework.

      This Word document constitutes the content of the book.

      Separate component .doc files are exported, one for each "section" of the book, where "section" is defined as all the text related to one model.

      The images in this document are linked to external PNG files that are automatically generated by the PowerPoint file.

      The text is exported as HTML (text and style) for use on the website.

These functions are accomplished by providing an MS Word Plugin.

Word Pragmatic Ribbon

         Image Management - Manages the links to the images produced by the PowerPoint Plugin.

         Export - Exports separate Word .doc files for containing the words associated with each image and exports the text of the document in a format suitable for being displayed page by page on the website.

Configuration - Allows the configuration of various settings.


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