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Handling meta-data

Sometimes, a picture does not say more than a 1000 words, and your slide presentation can benefit from additional textual annotation.

In PMA.slidebox, this can be done through an interplay with PMA.core.

If you prefer an interactive walk-through, the procedure is |illustrated in our online video tutorial as well.

You start by going to PMA.core and define a form that will hold your slide meta-data.

Fill out some general data about the form, then add your fields.

Once you have a form defined, you can prepare a fill-out sheet.

When you have your folder divided in subfolders to organize your cases, make sure to check to include “slides in subfolders”.

After you download the spreadsheet, you see something like this:

Fill out the sheet, and upload it again to PMA.core. You can confirm in the PMA.core user interface that your meta-data were parsed correctly:

After selecting the file and pressing the upload button, you can follow along as the meta-data gets populated.

Next, you go back to the PMA.slidebox configuration and point to the form as it is retrieved from PMA.core.

Now your public website is as you want it. As before, you can notify end-users via email or instant messaging that you updated the website.

The URL is the only piece of information that you need to share a collection with people. You can also refer to it from other websites with a simple hyperlink.

Interested in learning more about meta-data in PMA.core and the types we support? We have a separate blog article on this subject.

forms.txt · Last modified: 2021/06/18 13:26 by yves