Re: LIbretext remixer

Daniel Berger

Wait a sec … merging would just mean constructing a new re-mix, and placing the fragments into it in the correct order.

Daniel Berger

Professor of Chemistry

Bluffton University

419-358-3379

From: Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io <Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Delmar Larsen via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:16 PM
To: Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] LIbretext remixer

No, not easily. We are working on the concept of the "ReRemixer", but I am unsure of its timeframe. If you want to do it in pieces, then you have to make them as separate remixes and move/merge the relevant parts afterward.

Sorry,

Delmar

On 5/30/2019 11:45 AM, lmorsc1@... wrote:

We were able to work out some of the basics, but another question came up. When creating a text map with the Remixer, do you have to create every page that you are bringing in first before you begin to edit pages (adding or removing content on a page)?

For example, can I create chapters 1-4, then edit those pages to fit my needs, then go back and add chapters 5-9 without losing all the edits I made. The only thing that I can see that you can do easily is to publish a new version of the text with chapters 1-9 but then all edits would be gone. Is that accurate or am I missing something?

Re: LIbretext remixer

Daniel Berger

How does merging work? I’m happy to do it that way, but need to know how to merge existing text fragments.

Daniel Berger

Professor of Chemistry

Bluffton University

419-358-3379

From: Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io <Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Delmar Larsen via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:16 PM
To: Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] LIbretext remixer

No, not easily. We are working on the concept of the "ReRemixer", but I am unsure of its timeframe. If you want to do it in pieces, then you have to make them as separate remixes and move/merge the relevant parts afterward.

Sorry,

Delmar

On 5/30/2019 11:45 AM, lmorsc1@... wrote:

We were able to work out some of the basics, but another question came up. When creating a text map with the Remixer, do you have to create every page that you are bringing in first before you begin to edit pages (adding or removing content on a page)?

For example, can I create chapters 1-4, then edit those pages to fit my needs, then go back and add chapters 5-9 without losing all the edits I made. The only thing that I can see that you can do easily is to publish a new version of the text with chapters 1-9 but then all edits would be gone. Is that accurate or am I missing something?

Re: LIbretext remixer

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

No, not easily. We are working on the concept of the "ReRemixer", but I am unsure of its timeframe. If you want to do it in pieces, then you have to make them as separate remixes and move/merge the relevant parts afterward.

Sorry,

Delmar

On 5/30/2019 11:45 AM, lmorsc1@... wrote:
We were able to work out some of the basics, but another question came up. When creating a text map with the Remixer, do you have to create every page that you are bringing in first before you begin to edit pages (adding or removing content on a page)?

For example, can I create chapters 1-4, then edit those pages to fit my needs, then go back and add chapters 5-9 without losing all the edits I made. The only thing that I can see that you can do easily is to publish a new version of the text with chapters 1-9 but then all edits would be gone. Is that accurate or am I missing something?

Re: LIbretext remixer

lmorsc1@...

We were able to work out some of the basics, but another question came up. When creating a text map with the Remixer, do you have to create every page that you are bringing in first before you begin to edit pages (adding or removing content on a page)?

For example, can I create chapters 1-4, then edit those pages to fit my needs, then go back and add chapters 5-9 without losing all the edits I made. The only thing that I can see that you can do easily is to publish a new version of the text with chapters 1-9 but then all edits would be gone. Is that accurate or am I missing something?

LIbretext remixer

Daniel Berger

I’m really at sea as to how to use Remixer. How do I add existing material to a new textbook map? The remixer doesn’t appear to allow me to add pages to an existing guide, for example.

I’ll be spending some time tomorrow trying to do a simple remix, but it’s completely opaque to me where such a remix would end up in the LibreText directory structure. I tried clicking the Remixer from inside an existing guide in my sandbox, and was taken “somewhere else” in a directory structure I didn’t recognize.

Daniel Berger

Professor of Chemistry

Bluffton University

419-358-3379

From: Morsch, Layne A. <lmorsc1@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:14 PM
To: Berger, Daniel <bergerd@...>
Subject: Re: LIbretext proposal

Sorry Daniel, I was writing to you and Kelly separately.

Dr. Layne A. Morsch
Department of Chemistry
The University of Illinois - Springfield
MS HSB 314
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703

lmorsc1@...
217-206-8487

On May 28, 2019, at 2:13 PM, Morsch, Layne A. <lmorsc1@...> wrote:

Hi Kelly,

I wanted to check in on if you had a chance to  begin working on the LibreTexts P-chem materials yet. Did you try the remixer as a starting point? I would be happy to chat with you this week or next if you have questions or would like some guidance.

Layne

Dr. Layne A. Morsch
Department of Chemistry
The University of Illinois - Springfield
MS HSB 314
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703

lmorsc1@...
217-206-8487

On Feb 20, 2019, at 12:21 PM, Morsch, Layne A. <lmorsc1@...> wrote:

Daniel,

That sounds great, congratulations on the funding.I will be happy to work with you more on this starting in May.

Layne

Dr. Layne A. Morsch
Department of Chemistry
The University of Illinois - Springfield
MS HSB 314
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703

lmorsc1@...
217-206-8487

On Feb 20, 2019, at 11:57 AM, Berger, Daniel <bergerd@...> wrote:

Layne,

I just got word that my proposal has been approved for local funding, to the toon of $3K for the summer; I haven’t seen the reviewers’ comments, but I expect to begin in mid-May (e.g. between about May 6 and May 15).$3K is enough to travel a bit, so if we need to meet face-to-face for any reason, I can do so.

The local grant commits me to developing a local O-chem textbook that fits my topic order, and so that’s what I’ll start with. I haven’t been acquainted with the re-mixer, but I will get right on it in May and be in contact if I’m having any problems.

Right now I’m on about a one-course overload. That will be over in May.

Daniel Berger

Professor of Chemistry

Bluffton University

419-358-3379

From: Morsch, Layne A. <lmorsc1@...>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:09 PM
To: Berger, Daniel <bergerd@...>
Subject: Re: LIbretext proposal

Daniel

I looked over your proposal. What I would consider for your project would be to use the re-mixer to create the text map based on your current book. As often as possible, I would pull the topic pages from the current McMurry text, then any updates or corrections/additions that you would like to make would improve the baseline McMurry text while creating the topic order that you prefer.

When you get a chance to start looking if over, I’d be happy to chat more with you to see if this may be a useful plan or not.

Layne

Dr. Layne A. Morsch
Department of Chemistry
The University of Illinois - Springfield
MS HSB 314
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703

lmorsc1@...
217-206-8487

On Feb 8, 2019, at 2:39 PM, Berger, Daniel <bergerd@...> wrote:

<BURC Proposal - final.pdf>

Regarding formatting issues

Jing Yue Chen <djychen@...>

Hello,

The specifics of my questions about formatting are attached and are circled in red. Thanks in advance!

Diana

Re: Original Book Uses Combined Sections

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

On 5/8/2019 9:22 PM, Ryan Kinchen wrote:
The book that I am working with has sections that are combined (such as Section 1-3, Section 4-7, Section 8, etc.). Should I split these into individual sections and do my best to allocate the proper material to each section?

There are no distinguishing headings throughout the combined sections, and some of these sections are rather short.

Separate them into different pages if you can. If not, keep the as is and we can restructure after everything is in.

Furthermore, the equation numbers throughout the LibreTexts pages are hideous if we follow the original formatting.

Yes, this is weird. Separating properly will fix this.

Please see the following screenshots:

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Delmar Larsen, Ph.D.
LibreText, Found & Executive Director
https://LibreTexts.org

Original Book Uses Combined Sections

Ryan Kinchen

The book that I am working with has sections that are combined (such as Section 1-3, Section 4-7, Section 8, etc.). Should I split these into individual sections and do my best to allocate the proper material to each section?

There are no distinguishing headings throughout the combined sections, and some of these sections are rather short.

Furthermore, the equation numbers throughout the LibreTexts pages are hideous if we follow the original formatting.

Please see the following screenshots:

Re: Labeling Equations

Christina Yeo

Thank you so much!

Re: Labeling Equations

Dorte Madsen

Strange, I thought I replied to this already but it doesn't seem to show so my apologizes if this ends up being a double answer:

Yes, please DO change the format to the Libretexts format.

Part of the strength of integrating texts from various sources is that we standardize the format so books can be mixed and matched as instructors see fit so it is important to keep a consistent equation numbering.

MAKE SURE you use the "\ref" command when you reference equations, DO NOT ENTER THE NUMBER when you reference an equation. If you reference an equation by the number (e.g. 2.1.3) it will no longer be referenced correct if an instructor use that page in a different part of their book.  Check this page to see how to properly reference equations and let me know if you have problems or more questions

https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Remixer_University/LibreTexts_Construction_Guide/06%3A_Adding_and_Editing_Equations

Labeling Equations

Christina Yeo

When I add a displayed formula ($$...$$), libretexts labels the equation automatically for me, but it's different from the labels in the original textbook and I'm not sure if that's okay and how to change it. The book references back to the equations, like "according to equation 2.3..." but it's labeled as 2.1.3, so I've been changing the reference to match the labels that I have, but again I'm not sure if that's okay :(

Re: take long picture on screen

Dorte Madsen

Are you trying to create images from a pdf? If so you can use https://pdftoimage.com/

Re: category question

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

On 4/7/2019 7:50 AM, rebelford@... wrote:
I am trying to include a welcome message on a category page, but can't get the LibreText background to disappear, even if I use a template like NOTE (which I am doing).  Here is the page

Those boxes are meant for topic pages primarily. I added a box that works for your purposes.

https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Intercollegiate_Courses/Cheminformatics_OLCC_(2019)

I tried text background (see the lines below the "show categories") with different size and used spaces before/after lines, but it is ugly!

I wish to put a "welcome message" on this category, and maybe a "Forward" to the entire course.  I can do that in a Guide, no problem, but the background of the category is really annoying.  How do we get rid of it, or embed an object that we can type text in?  The only other thing I can think of is to use an image of the text, but that does not seem the smart way to do this.

You don't want too much text in a category, it is just the front end (like the front page of a textbook).

But we are announcing this on several lists, and need to make the landing page explain what the course is about (and what an OLCC is).

Cheers,

Bob

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Delmar Larsen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the LibreTexts libraries

category question

Robert Belford

I am trying to include a welcome message on a category page, but can't get the LibreText background to disappear, even if I use a template like NOTE (which I am doing).  Here is the page

https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Intercollegiate_Courses/Cheminformatics_OLCC_(2019)

I tried text background (see the lines below the "show categories") with different size and used spaces before/after lines, but it is ugly!

I wish to put a "welcome message" on this category, and maybe a "Forward" to the entire course.  I can do that in a Guide, no problem, but the background of the category is really annoying.  How do we get rid of it, or embed an object that we can type text in?  The only other thing I can think of is to use an image of the text, but that does not seem the smart way to do this.

But we are announcing this on several lists, and need to make the landing page explain what the course is about (and what an OLCC is).

Cheers,

Bob

Re: take long picture on screen

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

There is no great way.

It is a pain if the source material is not in a format that is conducive to extracting the image figure. If you make the screen shot too small, then the resolution goes to junk.

On 4/4/2019 1:01 PM, thucao@... wrote:
Hi, does anyone know how to take a long picture that is not fully appear on screen (you need you scroll down for a long pic).
Usually, I take two part of a big picture then I have to use photoshop to combine them in one.
Does anyone know another way to take whole screen picture?
Thank you

Re: How to attach alternative text to figures in the LibreTexts editor

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

Edit, right click the image, select image properties, there you go.

On 4/4/2019 7:30 PM, Josh Halpern via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi,

How do you attach alternative text for screen readers to LibreTexts figures.

Josh Halpern
Outreach Team Chair
LibreTexts
jhalpern@...
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Delmar Larsen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the LibreTexts libraries

How to attach alternative text to figures in the LibreTexts editor

Josh Halpern

Hi,

How do you attach alternative text for screen readers to LibreTexts figures.

Josh Halpern
Outreach Team Chair
LibreTexts
jhalpern@...

take long picture on screen

thucao@...

Hi, does anyone know how to take a long picture that is not fully appear on screen (you need you scroll down for a long pic).
Usually, I take two part of a big picture then I have to use photoshop to combine them in one.
Does anyone know another way to take whole screen picture?
Thank you

Re: Best way to add my own figures - upload to LibreTexts or somewhere else and link?

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

Dawn:

We don't have a system to the same level as Wikicommons. However, we can hook up a Depot of sorts to house them (we have something on chemistry for the same reason), but it is not a mini-database like wikicommons.

Now that I think of it, if we make a page up for each image, we can then tap into the meta-tags infrastructure of the entire database including tagging licensing and descriptions and any other aspects of importance. Give me a few days to think about it and consult with others before opening it up for business.

Delmar

On 4/1/2019 7:22 AM, Dawn Sumner wrote:
I have several dozen images I want to integrate into my geo LibreText. I will use a number of them on multiple pages and it would help to have them tagged. Is there a way to create a "database" of images within the LibreText context? Or should I upload them elsewhere (like Wikimedia Commons) and link to them?
Thanks,
Dawn
--
Delmar Larsen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the LibreTexts libraries

Best way to add my own figures - upload to LibreTexts or somewhere else and link?

Dawn Sumner

I have several dozen images I want to integrate into my geo LibreText. I will use a number of them on multiple pages and it would help to have them tagged. Is there a way to create a "database" of images within the LibreText context? Or should I upload them elsewhere (like Wikimedia Commons) and link to them?

I want them CC-BY-NC-SA licensed.

Thanks,
Dawn

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