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Re: st: no Stata 11 icons in XP


From   Ben Jann <ben.jann@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: no Stata 11 icons in XP
Date   Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:39:47 +0200

Apparently, the similarity of the small icons to icons used by Acrobat
and the use of small icons that look quite different from the large
icons for the same files confused some users, including me.
ben

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM, <cnguyen@stata.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Schaffer, Mark E<M.E.Schaffer@hw.ac.uk> wrote:
>> I haven't solved it either, but I have noticed something particularly
>> peculiar about this on my machine (XP, Stata IC):
>>
>> - In Windows Explorer, "List" or "Details" view, the icon looks like an
>> Adobe icon.
>>
>> - Switch to "Icons", "Thumbnails", or "Tiles" view, and the icon is a
>> Stata 11 icon.
>
> From all of the emails I've read regarding Stata 11 icons in XP, it sounds
> like your file associations are OK if Stata is launched when a Stata file is
> double-clicked and the correct icons are being displayed from the descriptions
> of them.
>
> Stata 11 icons come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different icon
> display settings in both Windows and Mac.  For icons that are larger than
> 16x16 pixels, the icons contain the Stata application logo and the file
> extension is displayed on top of a red band in the upper left corner of the
> icons.  The Stata application logo makes it pretty obvious it's a Stata file
> and the file extension in the icon helps show what kind of Stata file it is
> even if file extensions are hidden by the OS.
>
> However, for the small "list" icons, the icons are limited to 16x16 pixels.
> It's not possible to display the file extension in such a small icon and be
> legible.  And we couldn't use the Stata logo because we needed a way to
> differentiate the files in case file extensions are hidden.  So we kept the
> red band for visual consistency with the larger sized icons and used graphical
> representations of the file types such as a pencil over text for do-files, a
> spreadsheet grid for data, and a bar chart for a graphs, to differentiate the
> files.
>
> -Chinh Nguyen
>  cnguyen@stata.com
>
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