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Fact Sheet Fusion v2

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Media Manager

Advanced Media Options
Advanced Media Options

Fact Sheet Fusion has several options for advanced users when dealing with media. Please read the help on any of these options prior to using as in most instances there is no undo action available.

Auto match and attach category media option

This option will automatically attach any media found in the media manager entity categories to the corresponding project entities. This is useful for example after performing a large media import and saves having to attach each entities media items ‘by hand’.

Auto match and attach confirmation dialog
Auto match and attach confirmation dialog

Confirmation warning prior to proceeding with the auto attach function.

Auto match and attach from media store to media manager

This option will search the currently opened Fusion database category sub folders found in the ‘Media’ folder location for any media files that have not yet been attached. Any unattached media found is then automatically added to the media manager under the corresponding category. No duplicate attachments will occur. This option does not attach the found images to the project entities. For this option use the ‘Auto match and attach category media’ option as described above.

Auto match and attach to a from the media store confirmation dialog
Auto match and attach to a from the media store confirmation dialog

Confirmation warning prior to proceeding with the auto attach media manager function.

Remove attached media, excluding derived, from the project

This option removes the entity media attachments for the project, excluding derived media attachments. This doesn’t delete media. It only removes the image links that have been associated with an entity in the current project. Derived images aren’t removed as this custom information associated with the image would be lost since it is stored on the basis of the link between the entity and the media item.

Remove attached media, including derived, from the project

This option removes the entity media attachments for the project, including derived media attachments. This doesn’t delete media. It only removes the image links that have been associated with an entity in the current project. Derived images are also removed. This will result in the loss of any custom associated information or setting options for that entity image.

Report Missing Media from Store

 

Missing Media Report
Missing Media Report

All media stored within the media manager will be checked for missing files where moving, renaming or deleting may have taken place outside the scope of Fact Sheet Fusion, breaking the link between the Fact Sheet Fusion database and the file system. E.g. Via the operating system file manager.

Broken media within the Media Manager will not show a thumbnail, but rather a small media icon.

Note

It is highly recommended that you do not move, edit or delete media files found in the FSF database Media folder using the Windows file manager.

Delete Missing Media from Store

Manual changes to the Fusion databases Media folder content is strongly discouraged, however some advanced users like to manually delete unwanted media from the media store. When this happens it does so outside the scope of Fact Sheet Fusion. When the media manager is loaded these deleted files will be shown as broken media. This option can be used to clean out these now defunct records from the media manager.

Export Media CSV

References to all media items will be exported to a CSV file. The format (columns of data) mirror that of the CSV media import file format.

After selecting to export a file browser dialog will allow you to choose a folder and filename in which to save the CSV. Once completed you will see a completion dialog.

 

CSV Export finished dialog
CSV Export finished dialog

Opening the CSV in Excel

If you wish to open the CSV file in Excel, use the Data menu ‘From Text/CSV’ option, rather than trying to open it via the File…Open menu. As shown in the screen shot below.

Loading CSV into Excel
Loading CSV into Excel