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Create your own Skin


It is easy to make your own cool skins!



Skin Directory

All bmp-files located within the ..\TypOmeter\Skins\ directory are considered as Skins. This will normally be the "C:\Program Files\Informatics\TypOmeter\Skins\" directory. If you have not installed the TypOmeter on the default place, you have to find the ..\TypOmeter\Skins\ directory yourself.

This is how the Template looks like


Skin Template

You can use any of the bmp-files i the skin directory as templates. There is also provided a template in Adobe PhotoShop 5 format (Template.psd), which contain layers. The best is probably to use this one a starting point for your own Skins.

The format should be quite self-explanatory. Create your Skin according to the guidelines in the Template, and save it with your own name within the Skin Directory.

# Make sure you keep your Skin within the frames illustrated in the Template.
# Please note that the number-series has the zero in both ends.
# The squares in the middle of the TypOmeter is the holders for the numbers.
# The position for the number-holders and the shape of the TypOmeter is (unfortunately) fixed.

I recommend you to use a decent graphical program which supports layers for this work, e.g. Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, or similar.

You are free to download the template in Adobe Photoshop (PSD) format, where the different elements is separated in different layers. The template is zipped, so you have to unzip it.

Testing your new Skin

Immediately after you have saved your Skin to the Skin Directory, the Skin will be available in the Skin menu. (You don't need to restart or anything) Simply open the menu (right click on the TypOmeter), and you will find your new Skin in the list. The name of the Skin in the Menu is the same as the file name of the skin (without the bmp). When you want to reload your Skin, just select the same Skin over again.


Submit your Skin

If you have designed a cool Skin, please send it to me at gabrielsen@informatics.no, and I will publish the Skin on the www.informatics.no site.

Download Skin

Click here to find downloadable skins...



Support and Copyrights

Please refer to the online help for further details about options and functionality in Gabe's TypOmeter.

This application is Freeware, and you are free to distribute the installation file tmSetup.exe anywhere. The latest version will always be available at http://www.informatics.no

All use of this application is at your own risk.

For support or any question regarding this application please send an e-mail to gabrielsen@informatics.no.

Copyright (c) Informatics 1998, 2002