A command line program to copy pictures into a word document.
Usage can be found using
$ pics2word -h help
Installing the Pics2Word software:
Install Python (Latest version of 3.X series, NOT 2.7). This is a dependency that is required for the program to work and allows us to install pics2word with pip. (Pip is a recursive acronym for pip installs packages)
When that is installed, open the Terminal / Command Line / PowerShell and then type:
$ pip install pics2word
This installs the latest version of pics2word onto the system.
From the latest Windows 10 update, the PowerShell can be opened from windows file explorer > File > Open Windows PowerShell From Linux you may need root privillages. If the above does not work, try
$ sudo pip install pics2word --user
You can now run “pics2word” from the command line anywhere. Type:
$ pics2word –h help
for information on how to use it.
Note: pics2word can be updated to the latest release with:
$ pip install --upgrade pics2word
note the two dashes before upgrade.
Please report all issues to GitHub Raise a new issue then:
- Please describe the issue as accurately as possible with the ouput from the log file and any error message given in the terminal window.
- Please describe exactly what you did to trigger the event including the commands that were passed
- Note the operating system, version of python used and pics2word version
- Include any further relavent information you deem useful.
Useful supplementary third party software
- Caesium – image compression software. Useful if dealing with a large number of pictures to reduce the file size of the word document and speed up image processing.
- Bulk Rename Utility – allows large numbers of files to be renamed automatically. Especially useful if following a format such as “Photo 1, Photo 2... Photo X”
New to this release 0.9.5
- The path command is fixed
- Modules are now saved in a standard folder so that they can be loaded anywhere
- Modules are now saved in JSON format to be more human readable
- Help text is now saved in a JSON for good practise
- Option to preserve aspect ratio or not. (i.e. stretch pictures to cells)
- Allow the user to omit the picture name, i.e. a "Picture-only" mode