Directions

The directions are so simple, I am inclined to just tell you to 
look at photoGallery.txt 
(http://mynichecomputing.org/digitallearning/photoGallery.txt ) and see the pattern. 
But, here are somewhat more detailed directions (easy if you know 
anything about xml and it is not hard if you can just see simple complete 
patterns):

Anyhow, basically you just alter the 
photoGallery.txt file in SimpleText or Notepad and 
you save it AS photoGallery.xml (with Save As Type set to 
"All Files" and save with the xml extension): Before you save it, 
of course: 
You alter the file so it shows the locations, 
labels, text, jpg or gif or flv movies or mp3 audio, and other 
content so IT IS YOURS and not the files and content used within 
MY instance of the application.

Anyhow you can have as many locations with a locationNames as you need. 
And each can contain as many photos with filenames, captons and text 
as you need under each. Whenever you want, a "photo" can be a flv 
movie or a mp3 audio (see more on this below).

Make sure you close EACH photo with an end photo tag (</photo>) and 
make sure you close EACH location with an end location tag (</location>).

In each of the CDATA components make sure you ONLY replace the content 
between the INNER [ and ] brackets. Each photo that you have should have a 
<![CDATA[words, words, words.]]> tag. This tag is INSIDE each photo and the 
CDATA tag has no end tag. If you have more photos than my example you will 
duplicate an entire unit of this sort: 

<photo filename="ElephantsE1.jpg" caption="ElephantsE1">
<![CDATA[<b>ElephantsE1</b> has incredibly beautiful ears.]]>
</photo>

If you need more locations, add not only a bunch of the units above, but add an 
enclosing SET of 

<location locationName = "ElephantsE"> (before all the photos) and 

</location>

If you need LESS LOCATIONS, just delete everything between such a pair 
of location tags INCLUDING THOSE TAGS.

If you need less photos delete everything between <photo ... > and </photo> 
tags, INCLUDING THOSE TAGS 
AND
If you need more photos any where (within any given location), I told you how to 
add them above.

When you want a slide to show a movie, the "photo" tag will be as follows: 
<photo filename="movieLoader.swf" caption="whatever you want to say">
(the filename="movieLoader.swf" is a CONSTANT and used for any movie)
In the CDATA text, tell the name of the movie (flv) to type in (as part of the 
instructions)

Similarly,
when you want a slide to play a mp3 audio, the "photo" tag will be as follows: 
<photo filename="audioLoader.swf" caption="whatever you want to say">
(the filename="audioLoader.swf" is a CONSTANT and used for any movie)
In the CDATA text, tell the name of the mp3 file to type in (as part of the 
instructions)

All the mp3 files, flv movie files, jpgs, and gifs used in your instance of the 
Display Utility go in the same folder on your web site as all the files in the 
CoreDisplUtil folder (the folder you get when you unzip CoreDisplUtil.zip ).
The stuff you get in the zip contains NEITHER the flv movie OR the mp3 audio, 
because I DO NOT OWN THAT CONTENT.

NOTE: When run locally on your computer and NOT from your web site, you may 
have to right click and do a select all ON THE TEXTBOX before you are able to type the 
name of the movie in the movie blank. Selecting the textbox is NOT a problem when run from 
a web site (so this special NOTE instruction is not necessary under that circumstance).

Also: It is often necessary to slightly move the move between mouse clicks on 
the forward and back slideshow arrows. (This is the case no matter where you are 
running the app from - and so your users may have to be advised on this too; this 
seems to be a Flash bug, and is not my fault.)