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MS Word documents

Boris Clair I call MS Word from my eBook so that the user can make notes in his familiar environment. It works fine. The problem is that when the user modifies the .doc file, he is asked by Word if he wants to save the file. What happens is that apparently the file is only saved in the c:\windows\temp directory so that the changes are saved as long as the ebook programs runs, but the next time the user opens the eBook, the changes are lost.
How do I copy the temp document into the directory that has the ebook.exe file. Or am I missing something?

Posted on: 7:00 pm on August 2, 2002
EBookCompiler How about this

You have a flag in an INI file saying whether the file has been copied yet

If yes, you start the file

If no, you copy the file, update the INI, then start it,

Something like  doit.as  (lnk <A HREF="#!doit.as">Click</A> containing something like:

IF( {f1} <> 0 )

Posted on: 8:46 pm on August 5, 2002
Boris Clair Thanks a lot Sunil,

I'll give it a try.


Posted on: 4:22 pm on August 6, 2002
Boris Clair It works fine changing "IF( {f1} <> 0 )" into "IF( {f1} = 0 )" using an immediate link like this:
<A HREF="##INIREAD('f1','myconfig.ini','word','copy','0') ##IF( {f1} <> 0 ) ....">Click Here</A>
and suppressing '0' in INIWRITE('1','myconfig.ini','word','copy','0') after getting a message "wrong number of parameters"

But for some reason I get a message:
"Error opening file c:\windows\temp\.......\doit.as" when I use an internal script file link:
<A HREF="#!doit.as">Click Here</A>

I entered the script as the value of an Activ Variable called "doit", Type long HTML fragment
Thanks for your help. What am I doing wrong?


Posted on: 6:21 am on August 7, 2002
Boris Clair I hope you experts had a good time with my last post :-)

So far I had used only activ variables, no activ scripts. Although the help of the E-Book Compiler is very well made, I did not understand that the scripts had to be saved as all other files in the compile directory..... Finally the light came! When I save my script in this directory with a .as extension everything works fine. Hope this helps the new activ Script users.

Posted on: 2:53 am on August 10, 2002
EBookCompiler By jove, I think he's got it!

Glad you've got this one solved

Posted on: 12:48 am on August 12, 2002
Boris Clair Some learn faster than others :-)

Is there a way to open an external program adding parameters? What is the syntax?

I want to open a long MS Word .doc document using "bookmarks" so that the document opens at a specified place, not the first line of the page.

Thanks for any help,


Posted on: 7:27 pm on August 22, 2002
EBookCompiler I don't know if Word has this feature (open with parameters)

If it did, and you knew how Word did it, you could presumably just add the parameters to the OPEN or RUN command

Posted on: 6:49 pm on August 23, 2002
Boris Clair Thanks.

I'm trying to figure out if MSWord has this feature.
Anybody knows if and how it works?


Posted on: 10:41 pm on August 23, 2002

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