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Postby dointhings » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:58 am

hi all

I've created 12 images that I want to insert into a desktop calendar that updates each month (preferably automatically!).

The calender should float around on the desktop or be locked into a set position.

I googled "computer desktop calendar", but about 4 pages in and I still hadn't found the program I needed to create one of these, so thought I would try picking all your wonderful brains.

I am not sure what program I should create it in?
Photoshop, Indesign, Frontpage, Flash, or something else??

Any suggestions most welcome.
thanks
Sue

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Postby HaraldHeim » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:14 am

Indesign is probably best for such tasks. But Photoshop should do also.

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Postby dointhings » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:59 am

Hi Harold

I use indesign CS3 all the time, but I am not sure how to get the images from single jpg images into a screensaver "thingo" using Indesign.

It's the "auto updating screensaver" bit that I am unsure which program to use to get the images to work as a screensaver that automatically updates at the start of each month to the relavant months new image.

thanks
Sue

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Postby HaraldHeim » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:41 pm

Sorry, I misunderstood you. I thought you wanted to print a calendar.

If you have a bit of programing knowledge you could create a program that would run one every computer start and change the desktop background every month. Should not be that difficult to do.

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Postby dointhings » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:40 am

Hi Harry
Sorry for the confusion, obviously my poor grammar!!

Unfortunately I am "no coder", give me a "drag and drop" program and stand clear!!

I will keep looking.

thanks for your time


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