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Using my own icon

dreuby If I use my own icon when I compile an e-book, do I have to upload the .ico file to my server, or is it embedded in the e-book .exe file? Thanks for the help!

Posted on: 6:17 pm on February 26, 2001
EBookCompiler It's part of the E-Book EXE file, so you do not need to upload the icon separately.

Here are the instructions:

Creating your own E-Book Icon

Activ E-Book Compiler supports 32X32 16 color .ICO files
containing a single image (this is the most common format for
Windows icons).

You can create these files using most any icon editor.
(The one I mostly use is the one built in to Microsoft
Developer Studio, which comes with Microsoft's Visual
Development tools).

If you don't have an icon editor, and need a free program for this
try Icon EDITor - downloadable from

To insert your own icon into an E-Book created with Activ
E-Book Compiler:
(1) Create your Icon
(2) Copy it to the "My Icons" folder
(3) Start the compiler
(4) Click Edit/Installation
(5) Select the icon you want, and click OK.

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have questions.

Posted on: 10:00 pm on February 26, 2001

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