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Product OFSC LM2SURL
Landmark to SLURL Translator Pin

Landmark to SLURL Translator Pin Graphic
Product Description
1) Who is the LM to SLURL Translator for?
2) What does it do?
3) How do I use it?


1)Who is the LM to SLURL Translator for?
The LM to SLURL Translator is useful for anyone who needs to make SLURLs from Landmarks. This can be helpful for bloggers and event/hunt co-ordinators who often need to reference the addresses and co-ordinates of a large number of stores, booths or hunt locations on webpages, information packs, notecards, etc...


2)What does it do?
With this translator pin, you do not have to look each landmark up individually on map.
It will take your batch of Second Life Landmarks and translate them into Second Life URL's (SLURL). The result is then chatted as a list into nearby chat so you can cut and paste the raw data in a notecard or on to other applications such as word, notepad, spread sheets, html editors etc...


3)How do I use it?
Locate the items in your inventory. Your folder will contain the following :

    LM to SURL Translator Pin Object (Oddfish Studio Landmark to SLURL Translator)
    This notecard (Oddfish Studio LM to SLURL Translator READ ME)
    4 Textures (Quick Guide 1-3 + Product Image)
    Landmark to Oddfish Studio

Quick Guide 1 - Locate & Rez Translator Pin into World

Rez the "Oddfish Studio Landmark to SLURL Translator" pin in world in any location that allows you to rez and run scripts.
Quick Guide 2 - Place Landmarks into Object Inventory (Translator Pin)

Right click on it to select 'Edit', then choose to view the 'Content ' tab of this object. You will see that it contains a script (OFSC_LM2SURL).
Drag your Landmarks into this 'Content' window.*

Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl. key and drag all the Landmarks you wish to translate from your inventory on to this pin.
This should highlight the object in world with a RED outline.*

Touch the object to start running the translator. This process will take a few moments. How fast depends on the number of landmarks that you have transferred into the pin's inventory and server side lag.  The finished results will be chatted into your nearby chat (Local) window.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
For your convenience, the translator pin will chat the names of your landmarks as they are first. It will then chat the corresponding SURLs in the same order for your easy reference.
To use these SLURLs for webpages, please change "https://" to "http://"

The following section is additional information to help you understand how to use the information in programs like notepad/word and spread sheet. The examples have been made in google docs.


To tidy up the information generated by your translator pin,
you can use a word/text program like notepad or Google documents.
Use the 'Find and Replace' function

 to find and replace the unwanted chat with a blank space.
Also use find and replace to change " https://" to "http://"

Alternatively cut and paste your information into a spread sheet.
This has several advantages as it will help you to table
and organise your landmarks and SLURL information easily
.

Just like your word programs
Use the Find and Replace function of your spreadsheet to clean up your information

Now simply select and drag the list of SLURLs corresponding
with the list of Landmarks and place them in Column B

You have now tabled your data  and this can then be cut and pasted straight to your blog!


*If you need more help with these basic steps please refer to the following web pages
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Building_Tools
https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Opening-boxes/ta-p/700185


Glossary of terms :
LSL = Linden Scripting Language
SLURL = Second Life Uniform Resource Locator
LM = Landmark



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