Teleprompter Software

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 26, 2009
Updated • Dec 9, 2012
Software, Windows software

The Manual Works Prompter is a sub-100 Kilobyte teleprompter software that runs on the Windows operating system. It makes use of so called HTML applications (hta) that run on Internet Explorer. They are basically a mixup of HTML and dynamic HTML files. The teleprompter is basically like the ones seen on TV or during presentations. The benefit of using HTML applications is that the system is completely portable which means it can be run from a local hard drive, removable device or media like CDs or DVDs.

The teleprompter software will automatically recognize any txt document with the .txt extension that is located in the same directory. These documents can be loaded into the software where they can be edited or played.Note that you can add several basic html tags to the text file which will be displayed when the text is displayed in the prompter. You find information about the supported tags in the program's documentation that is included with the download.

Playing means that the prompter will start scrolling the text by 20 pixels per second. The scrolling speed can be adjusted easily in the application so that you can adjust it to your requirements. It is furthermore possible to start and stop the text scrolling by left- and right-clicking in the text area.

Options can simply be edited by opening the hta files in a text editor. It is for instance possible to adjust the start position of the script or to change the color of the arrows in the teleprompter software depending on the state of the software.

The teleprompter software comes in a windowed and fullscreen version. The fullscreen version of the teleprompter software adds a mirror mode to the software which could be useful if the text has to be mirrored to be visible.


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  1. David said on November 28, 2009 at 1:10 am

    This app works great. Thanks for the info!

  2. Jojo said on January 28, 2009 at 10:41 am

    This could be useful.

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