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creating kneeboard .html files

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Without MS Word, how are people creating these (filtered) html files for FSX? The default files display normally, but when I create a new one with OpenOffice or Kompozer the files won't display. (Neither OO or Kompozer seems to have the option to save as "filtered html", which apparently is required for FSX).

I can't use text files instead because the files I'm trying to create contain images.

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The use of a text editor won't preclude you from including images in your kneeboard. Whether you use Word, OO, or a text editor, the physical image isn't actually stored within the html page.

 

Ernie

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There is a 737 kneeboard created by FS2Crew in the Avsim library, filename: 737_kneeboard_checklist.zip.

 

It uses a graphic and looks like it was created in a text editor. The readme file explains how it would be used with an airplane.

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You can edit the key commands page (global) and the checklist & reference pages (unique for each aircraft).

 

The keyboard shortcuts html file: FSX\Uires\kneeboard_keys.htm

 

The checklist and reference html files can be found in your individual aircraft folders. You can name them anything you want and have more than one, as long as you put the name of the relevant files in aircraft.cfg. Note, the extension must be .htm, not .html.

 

For example the default Cessna 172 aircraft.cfg contains:

 

kb_checklists=Cessna172SP_check

kb_reference=Cessna172SP_ref

 

where the files are called Cessna172SP_check.htm and Cessna172SP_ref.htm, both found in FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\C172

 

The easiest thing to is do is simply make back ups of the files and then edit them to contain whatever you want, but keep it simple. The html generated by many editors is awful, I guess a basic html knowledge is advantageous as I do mine by hand. I'm not sure what is/isn't supported by the FSX kneeboard "browser".

 

You can however, insert images. If you have no knowledge of HTML and just want an image, make a new text file and paste the following into it:

 

 

<html>

<head>

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

</head>

<body>

<p>

<img src="image.jpg">

</p>

</body>

</html>

 

Replace the "image.jpg" part with the name of your image (which must be in the same folder).

 

Save it and then rename it to (for example) Cessna172SP_ref.htm

 

 

 

Now I always thought the FSX kneeboard wouldn't connect to the web, but I just tried it again and it worked! Did this change with SP2 or something? This is cool, there is work to be done...

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Excellent! Now I can debug and fix one of the pages I got with one of my fav aircraft!

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Thanks everyone!

It was the ".html" instead of .htm that was keeping my files from displaying.

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