I've made many individual albums with E+, but now I'm trying to tie them together on a main index page.
I've used meta.properties incorrectly (by basically using it as an index.html page to create a "home page" effect), and now when I gen the album without processing sub-directories, it seems that meta.properties is being read and used as the folder description....I'm assuming this is how meta.properties is supposed to work....
Re-genning the existing albums is not an option; there's too many....
I've read through Mark's doc and see the error of my ways, but no trick as to how to unscrew myself ;-D
I doubt there's an answer, but I'd figured I'd ask anyway
My main goal is to create an index page for the root of my website and link to my portfolio of galleries.......that was my initial intention for using meta.properties and HTML....which was a BAD idea....grrrrrrr
I'll post a separate message for that tale of woe
Thanks in advance!
p.s. I've attached a screen shot of what I'm trying to accomplish
That should be easy, and there are probably several ways to accomplish it.
The easiest way would probably be to rename "meta.properties" (say, to "meta_bk.properties"). Exhibit Plus will not then include it when regenerating the top-level index.
I am not sure how you are using "meta.properties" elsewhere, or whether deleting "meta.properties" altogether is an option.
What happens if you deselect "Show thumbnail comment" in Settings>ExhibitPlus>Index, when you generate this top-level index?
If you are doing this often, maybe you should have a separate .jap file for this top-level index where you don't want comments with the folder thumbnails. Then you don't have to remember to set and unset the checkbox depending on whether you are processing sub-folders.
I do not have the exact answer to your problem, but why not to try a free software as "Bulk Rename Utility" http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php
It will allow you to rename all the "meta.properties" in one run setting "Filter" (last one on bottom) to "meta.properties" and selected "Subfolder".
Rename them for example "meta.properties.bck", change your main page, then rename them back to original.
Working only with Windows, but I am sure there is other utilities that can do the same with other OS.
Message was edited by: JeanPierre
When a JAlbum album is created, meta.properties is no
longer used, yes?
That's right. The project file (.jap), albumfiles.txt, comments.properties, meta.properties, footer.inc, etc. are all used to create an album. The finished album is just HTML (or sometimes Flash, depending on the skin). The HTML pages will be accompanied by some res files (usually graphic elements for the pages), a css file for stylesheet stuff, etc. But the project-type files aren't needed again unless you're making the album again (like after making changes, or adding images).
I know that this is a really old thread, but just in case this is still an issue.....
In the E+ 1.6 settings, in the index tab, there is a setting "Show subfolder comment". Uncheck this in the main index album, and this should do it. It's easier than repeatedly renaming and un-renaming the meta.properties files.