Automatically add file extension to GIF.

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Dan Rosen
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Automatically add file extension to GIF.

Unread post by Dan Rosen » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:36 pm

When saving as a GIF would it be possible to automatically add a file extension (.gif) if the user leaves one out of the file name? This is typical behavior when using a windows file save dialog, but isn't done when having a separate prompt as HX does.

pl labrie
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Re: Automatically add file extension to GIF.

Unread post by pl labrie » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:20 pm

Hello,

Here are some interesting suggestions:

For gif format:
- See picture
- Transparent background

For the template :
- Add a template for facebook photo cover (animate gif)

Good product

Thank you !
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Re: Automatically add file extension to GIF.

Unread post by Tim Green » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm

Hi Dan,

Where are you not seeing the .gif extension being added? I just checked on Publish, Save, Save As and Export Slide (in the right-click context menu when you click on a slide in the Slide List) and the extension is added automatically in all those dialogs.
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Re: Automatically add file extension to GIF.

Unread post by Dan Rosen » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:21 pm

Click on Publish and select Multi-page GIF image. Then type into the output file name field: c:\temp\dan. File is saved as dan instead of dan.gif. However if you hit the "..." to get the file save dialog and enter c:\temp\dan in that dialog, it automatically appends the .gif when you click "save" so the behavior is inconsistent.

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Re: Automatically add file extension to GIF.

Unread post by Tim Green » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:34 am

Hi Dan,

This has already been fixed. It will be included in the upcoming feature update. 8)
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