What's Changed from Version 2.0?

As you might expect, this being Version 3, there are several changes from Version 2 - otherwise, why bother?  The first and perhaps most noticeable change is the new install routine.

You no longer need to install the toolbars manually, I now have an installer wizard to do it for you.  To uninstall the toolbars now you simply need to go to Control Panel, Add\Remove Programs and you can uninstall them from there.  As you've also no doubt noticed, these instructions are included in the install and no longer need to be downloaded separately.

New Features:

PopUp (completely rewritten since betas)
Absolute Position
Sound 5


I've also removed a few things, and altered others to make them easier to use:

Changed Disappearing Comments comments into images
Changed "style" items on the Right Click Menu to include comment about what each item does
Combined Jsound & Vsound into Sound 4
Removed Looping options from Right Click Menu - now part of the sound scripts and marquee tags
Removed Start button - useless due to changes in the way multiple scripts are combined
Set Email button to default right alignment
Increased default Left and Right Margin settings on the Right Click Menu from 170 to 250
Renamed Mover button to Scroll to better reflect the way this script is known in the Stationery Newsgroup
Renamed old Scroll button to Fade because of the previous entry
Moved the Stationery Background Colour identifier (Basic button, Background Colour option on Right Click Menu) to the Style section so the colour is saved when someone uses the Save As Stationery option in Outlook Express
Moved the location of the Type button
Set Image button to default right alignment

What's Changed from Version 1.0?

Those of you who downloaded and use the original version of my toolbars are probably wondering how I could possibly improve on them - well, I found a way. If I can find where I wrote down the list of changes I'll even be able to tell you about it...

Ah, there it is.  First, you've no doubt noticed that these instructions have changed greatly.  Gone is that huge unwieldy text file.  Hopefully you will find this HTML version to be far more useful and user friendly.  Not to mention that it finally has a Table of Contents, so you no longer have to search through everything to find the instructions on one particular script...

Next,  I've added a bunch of new features:

Font Embed script
Random Quote script
Dynamic Animation script - various effects:
Fly from Bottom
Fly from Top
Fly from Left
Fly from Right
Fly from Bottom Right
Fly from Top Right
Fly from Top Left
Fly from Bottom Left
Drop word by word
Fly from Bottom Right word by word
Fly from Top Right word by word
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Transition Filter script - various effects:
Box In
Box Out
Circle In
Circle Out
Wipe Up
Wipe Down
Wipe Right
Wipe Left
Vertical Blinds
Horizontal Blinds
Checkerboard Across
Checkerboard Down
Random Dissolve
Split Vertical In
Split Vertical Out
Split Horizontal In
Split Horizontal Out
Strips Left Down
Strips Left Up
Strips Right Down
Strips Right Up
Random Bars Horizontal
Random Bars Vertical
Blend Filter Script
Table Background Embed script
Sample Text
Option for Right Border Stationery
Option for Right Margin
Option for Custom Position of background graphic
Option to set the Default Font to Italics

I've also removed a few extraneous things and altered some others to make them easier:

Removed a few nonessential looping options
Removed 2 extra blank lines inserted by Email button
Renamed Clock to Calend, the names of the two clock scripts were too similar
Renamed Clock 2 to Clock
Renamed Mail to Mailto
Made many modifications to Type to make it simple to use. Now includes support for background music and embedded fonts.  Also includes onscreen instructions in Compose window to make typing your message easier.
Removed Structural tags (<HTML>, <Head>, <Style>, and <Body>) from the following scripts:

By removing the structural tags from those scripts I have eliminated one of the things that bugged me the most about my toolbars.  It is no longer necessary to insert various scripts in a certain order.  The affected scripts can now be inserted where-ever and when-ever you wish.  This allows for a far more flexible stationery design process and it makes combining multiple scripts into a single document much easier.  It also greatly increases the usefulness of the Basic, HTML, Head, & Body buttons.

Finally, I discovered a neat trick, I've created a few comments that appear in the Outlook Express Compose window, but disappear when the message is sent.  These disappearing comments are used to mark the location of items that are otherwise hard to spot (or invisible).  They also serve to "protect" scripts from accidental deletion.  I've added them to the following scripts:

Sound Embed (both versions)
Font Embed
Random Quote
Table Background Embed