Topic: Display Captions without Thumbnails

I want to display image captions but I do not want to display any thumbnails. I can't seem to get it to work! Someone please help.

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

Try setting the Pro Option captionUnderThumbs to 'false' which should display the captions under the main image rather than the thumbnails.
A description of the captionUnderThumbs Pro Option can be found on the 'SimpleViewer-Pro v1.9 ActionScript Options' page: http://simpleviewer.net/simpleviewer/pr … tions.html
Instructions for customizing ActionScript Options can be found here: http://simpleviewer.net/simpleviewer/pr … #asoptions

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

Tried adding captionUnderThumbs="false" but this did not work. Regardless, the caption needs to be to the left of the image. I just want to remove the thumbnail and keep the captions. These are the current xml file settings, and link to the screenshot: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2074249/screen.jpg

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<simpleviewergallery maxImageWidth="782" maxImageHeight="509" textColor="000000" floatCaption="true" captionUnderThumbs="false" captionTextAlignment="left" captionPosition="bottom" showImageNav="always" thumbNavPosition="bottom" thumbHAlign="left" thumbVAlign="top" thumbPosition="none" thumbWidth="0px" thumbHeight="0px" thumbFrameColor="ffffff" frameColor="ffffff" frameWidth="0" stagePadding="0" navPadding="0" thumbnailColumns="2" thumbnailRows="1" navPosition="left" vAlign="left" hAlign="bottom" title="" enableRightClickOpen="true" backgroundImagePath="" imagePath="" thumbPath="">
        <image>
    <filename>Image_001.jpg</filename>
    <caption><![CDATA[
<font face="Arial" size="14" color="#6e6d63">
<A href="highres.pdf"
target="_blank"><u>DOWNLOAD PDF</u></A></font>
]]></caption>
</image>
</simpleviewergallery>

Last edited by jldrue (2012-03-09 17:39:20)

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

What version of SimpleViewer are you using?
You have posted in the SimpleViewer-Pro v1 forum but your XML file uses both SimpleViewer v1 options (such as navPosition) and SimpleViewer v2 options (such as thumbPosition).
If using SimpleViewer-Pro v1.x, the captionUnderThumbs option is an ActionScript option which cannot be set via XML.

If using SimpleViewer-Pro v2.x, your goal can be achieved by setting the following in your gallery's XML file:

thumbPosition="NONE"
captionPosition="LEFT"
Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

How do I know which version I have? I bought simpleviewer pro around a couple years ago. If it is version 1, how do I make the change in the flash file actionscript?

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

How do I know which version I have?

Please see the section entitled 'Which Version Do I Have?' on this page: http://simpleviewer.net/simpleviewer/su … grade.html

If it is version 1, how do I make the change in the flash file actionscript?

Please see here for details: http://www.simpleviewer.net/simpleviewe … #asoptions

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

Thanks, is there a way in version 1 to get the caption directly under the main image?

Last edited by jldrue (2012-03-12 18:41:34)

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

Set the Pro option captionUnderThumbs to 'false'.
However, I have just tested this and it will not work if you choose not to display thumbnails.
(It would, however, be possible with SimpleViewer-Pro v2.3.0.)

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

I went ahead and purchased Slideshow Pro Version 2 and successfully got the captions to display under the main image without thumbnails. However, I now have a question regarding showDownloadButton="true" - is it possible to set the default linkURL="images/tall.jpg" for showDownloadButton to linkURL="images/highres.pdf" so that it opens a pdf instead of a jpg? I have tried unsuccessfully, please let me know if there's a way to display the download button and have it link to a pdf instead of a jpg. Here's my code:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<simpleviewergallery

    maxImageWidth="782"
    maxImageHeight="509"
    imageQuality="80"
    thumbWidth="75"
    thumbHeight="75"
    thumbQuality="90"
    useFlickr="false"
    resizeOnImport="true"
    cropToFit="false"
    thumbFrameStyle="NONE"
    galleryWidth="782"
    galleryHeight="509"
    backgroundColor="FFFFFF"
    backgroundTransparent="false"
    useFlash="true"
    textColor="6E6D63"
    frameWidth="0"
    thumbPosition="NONE"
    showOpenButton="false"
    showFullscreenButton="false"
    stageBorder="0"
    stageHPadding="0"
    stageVPadding="0"
    enableMouseWheel="false"
    dropShadowStrength="0"
    imageFrameStyle="NONE"
    imageCornerRadius="10"
    imageScaleMode="SCALE_UP"
    imageNavStyle="SQUARE"
    showThumbLoadBar="false"
    thumbFrameWidth="0"
    thumbLoadBarHeight="0"
    thumbHoverFrameWidth="0"
    thumbClickShift="0"
    thumbCornerRadius="0"
    thumbNavStyle="NONE"
    showDownloadButton="true"
    showNavButtons="true"
    showAutoPlayButton="false"
    showToolTips="false"
    buttonBarPosition="BOTTOM"
    buttonBarHAlign="CENTER"
    buttonBarVAlign="CENTER"
    buttonBarPadding="0"
    titlePosition="NONE"
    captionPosition="BOTTOM"
    captionTextAlignment="CENTER"
    captionFontColor="6E6D63"
    autoPlayOnLoad="true"
    showAutoPlayStatus="false"
    backgroundScale="NONE"
    useFixedLayout="false"
    mobileShowThumbs="false"
    mobileShowPageCount="false"
    galleryStyle="MODERN"
    frameColor="FFFFFF"
    showBigPlayButton="false"
    showThumbVisited="false"
    thumbDropShadow="false"
    doThumbPopOut="false"
    floatButtonBar="false"
    floatTitle="false"
    floatCaption="false"
    enableCaptionLinks="true"
    captionHeight="18"
    captionWidth="300"
    captionFontName="Arial"
    imageNumberFontSize="14"
    captionPadding="0"
    captionFontSize="14"
    showImageNumber="false"
    captionBackColor="FFFFFF"
    autoPlayThumbs="false"
    loopAudio="false"
    flickrShowTitle="false"
    flickrShowDescription="false"

>
  <image imageURL="images/tall.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/tall.jpg"
    linkURL="images/highres.pdf"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/wide.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/wide.jpg"
    linkURL="images/highres.pdf"
    linkTarget="_blank">   
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
</simpleviewergallery>

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

The linkURL is used by the Open Image Button (showOpenButton="TRUE") rather than the Download Button. (The Download Button will always download the imageURL.)
When the user clicks on the Open Image Button (or the corresponding right-click option), the PDF file from the linkURL will be opened in the user's browser (as long as they have Adobe Reader installed).

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

That works, but is there a way to change the Open Image Button graphic to the Download Button graphic?

Re: Display Captions without Thumbnails

Not directly, but you could use the SimpleViewer-Pro API to include your own 'Open PDF' button somewhere on your HTML page (whether an image or a text link) and have it behave like the 'Open Image' button by using the openImageLinkURL() method.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.