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    Anyone know splash screen creation software?
    Hi all,

    I am trying to find out how to create a splash screen for a CD window that will auto-open on a PC.

    I have created a huge pdf technical manual for a client but now they want a splash screen that will open when the PC user clicks on the cd icon.

    I am a very capable designer and digital artist for printed work, but this new fangled multimedia stuff confuses me.

    Does anyone know of some easy to use OS X software that will allow me to produce a splash screen and also how I then create some form of link or script that will launch the aforementioned pdf document?

    Sorry for all the questions, but time is escaping from my grasp as I type.

    Cheers

    Andy



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    The splash screen is usually just an image, so any image editor can be used to create it. How to get it to show when launching the .pdf I don't know.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    The splash screen is usually just an image, so any image editor can be used to create it. How to get it to show when launching the .pdf I don't know.
    Sorry to be a dumbass, but do you know how you apply the image to the actual window that opens and moreso how you dictate the size of the window that opens?

    Thanks all the same

    Andy

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    Not to a pdf, if it was an app it would be part of the code.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Thanks anyways

    G5 2 gig dual maz ram etc etc
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    You can use a PDF file... the image (pdf file) would open as soon as the CD is inserted. I used to know the code for it... it's really simple... let me dig around and reply back.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    GOT IT...

    Save a text file called autoplay.ini in the root of the cd.
    The contents of the text file should be:
    [AutoRun]
    OPEN=splashImage.pdf
    ICON=customIcon.ico
    Make sure you use CRLF line endings =)


    Otherwise you can use:
    http://www.installsite.org/pages/en/...htm#multimedia

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    photoshop.

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