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Help with compiler

KenSchulte The directions seem to confuse the life out of me.  I have already written all my content into Word 2000.  I have set out to find the E-book software of my future but cannot get my word files into the compiler to see if I even like it.  Is there an easier way? I must have changed my folder around 10 times and now its a mess.  I read all the material you have, but I am simple guy, I can't function with all the extra's until I get the basic stuff down.  Tanks

Posted on: 12:19 am on May 10, 2003
dreuby Have you read the Help section that covers compiling Word docs with Activ ebook? It gives details of the settings you need in Word - when you save the files (Save As, choose Tools and Web Options).

This could be causing the problems - though I haven't tried to create from Word files myself, so I'm no expert!

Posted on: 8:54 pm on May 10, 2003
KenSchulte Yes I have tried that, no luck.  I can fly an airplane but can't make heads or tails of this program.

Posted on: 9:41 pm on May 10, 2003
KC *

(Edited by KC at 3:35 am on June 8, 2003)

Posted on: 2:54 pm on May 11, 2003
KenSchulte I am stuck at the beginning.  I already wrote all my files in Word.  I put them into a second folder.  the directions say to create a source folder and call it index.  Are they saying create a seperate folder or rename the one I already made.  Renaming a folder already made is not a choice when you click file under that folder.  Also what am I naming index?  Is is a file I already made.  These directions are confusing.

Posted on: 8:44 pm on May 11, 2003
KC *

(Edited by KC at 3:35 am on June 8, 2003)

Posted on: 1:41 am on May 12, 2003
rlemire Ken, being confused by, supposedly, simple instructions is not just confined to the novice programmer. Telling someone to "create a source folder" and "rename it index" only makes sense if you understand these terms. The source folder is a special folder that holds all the source files, including HTML files, images, sound files etc. that make up your eBook. Activ eBook will compile (make a self running .exe program) from these files. The index file is the very first page of your HTML document or production. It is always called index.html or index.htm.
Typically, when you save a word document "myproject.doc" as an html document "myproject.htm", you might only have one html file. This file would be renamed as index.htm. If you combine multiple documents (doc1.htm, doc2.htm, doc3.htm) only the very first or opening page "doc1.htm" will be renamed index.htm.

I hope these "simpler" instructions help...

Posted on: 8:42 pm on June 1, 2003

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