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XnConvert Save Script Text is lost if Disabled

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:19 pm
by DoubleD
I'm using XnConvert to add text to some of my photos.

In Actions, I'm adding several lines of text on photos. In some cases I wish to disable a couple of the lines of text. Disabling works fine BUT if I save the script the disabled lines are not saved. Reactivating the lines of text is a real hassle - Set position, select fonts, colors, aspect ... . Is there a setting where XnConvert will save disabled actions? I'm making different batches of photos and I want the ability of turning the text on or off ...

If no can I suggest a change so that disabled Actions are retained when a script is saved?

Re: XnConvert Save Script Text is lost if Disabled

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:13 pm
by cday
DoubleD wrote:I'm using XnConvert to add text to some of my photos.

In Actions, I'm adding several lines of text on photos. In some cases I wish to disable a couple of the lines of text.

You are using multiple Image > Text actions and disabling one of them when required?

Disabling works fine BUT if I save the script the disabled lines are not saved. Reactivating the lines of text is a real hassle - Set position, select fonts, colors, aspect ...

Couldn't you enable all text actions before saving the script, and then when you reload the script disable any actions that are not required at any time?

Or, depending on the exact circumstances, could you possibly use multiple scripts, or possibly multiple instances of XnConvert?

DoubleD wrote:Is there a setting where XnConvert will save disabled actions?

If no, can I suggest a change so that disabled Actions are retained when a script is saved?

I don't know of any setting, but modifying XnConvert so that all actions, whether enabled or disabled, are saved might be a useful enhancement... :D

I don't know how difficult that would be, and it would be up to Pierre who currently has a long to-do list... :(


Note: Your duplicate post today in the XnView Classic section will probably be deleted later by a mod. :wink:

Re: XnConvert Save Script Text is lost if Disabled

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:33 pm
by DoubleD
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cday wrote:Couldn't you enable all text actions before saving the script, and then when you reload the script disable any actions that are not required at any time?


Yeah that's the problem - I put all the text in and then I disable the text when I need to. THEN I forget to re-enable the text so it will be saved. Also XnConvert remembers your last actions that is if they are all enabled so if I just exit, thinking oh it will be there when I come back the disabled text line is gone.

cday wrote:...modifying XnConvert so that all actions, whether enabled or disabled, are saved might be a useful enhancement... :D

I don't know how difficult that would be, and it would be up to Pierre who currently has a long to-do list... :(


I think this would be an awesome enhancement. :D