Modify welcome screen

This page allows you to modify the settings for the Welcome screen dialog box. Paquet Builder supports different kinds of dialog boxes depending on your choice for the interface theme.

The welcome dialog box displays a text (in rich text format) at the beginning: it should describe the package contents and indicate end users how the latter works. It is similar to the introduction screen you find in the traditional Windows wizards. It allows end users to start the file extraction or exit your package. And this is generally the first dialog box shown to end users.

Standard interface

You can see an example below:

Wizard interface

You can see an example below:

End users press Next to continue or Cancel to exit.

Edit the dialog text

  • To edit the text, press the Edit button and the Rich Text Pad editor will be opened.

  • To clear the text, press Clear.

  • To use a default welcome template, press Template and select the one you wish in the displayed menu list.

Use of variables and resource strings

Resource strings and variables are automatically replaced at runtime if you use them. For instance, %APPTITLE% will be replaced by the title of the package.

Templates

Paquet Builder can import templates. Templates are just RTF files stored in the “Templates” subfolder of Paquet Builder (and listed in the pbtempla.ini file). The following markups can be used (they will be replaced by the corresponding value):

[ARCHIVETITLE], [COMPANYNAME], [COMPANYEMAIL], [HOMEPAGE], [COPYRIGHT], [DESCRIPTION], [PRODNUM] and [FILENUM]

In multilanguage packages

Paquet Builder can create multilanguage packages: they are compiled with several different languages and then automatically translate texts of their user interface in the more appropriate language at runtime (automatically determined or user-selected). The Welcome dialog can display itself in several languages: for each language you decide to compile into the package, you need normally to write a localized welcome rich text. Use the language list to select the language in which you would like to edit the welcome text.

Some important notes about how this wizard dialog works:

  • If a welcome text is not available in the language selected by end users at runtime, the package will then use the one that was written for the default language.

  • If the welcome text of the default language is left blank, the Welcome screen will be disabled (not shown to users) even if welcome texts for other languages are available! Indeed, the default language determines which wizard dialogs should be displayed to end users: be sure to first select the default language in the “language list” page before you start writing welcome texts.

Learn more about multilanguage packages.

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