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Page Backgrounds dont Print....

chefk is this by design or am I doing something wrong? I have been unable to get any background to print when I use the HTML page as source is E-Book it always comes out white.

Help appreciated.


Posted on: 7:31 am on March 30, 2001
EBookCompiler Hi there

This is a setting on your PC

Do this:
1. Start Internet Explorer
2. Tools -> Internet Options (may be View -> Internet Options on some computers)
3. Go to Advanced tab
4. Scroll down to printing
5. Check the box for printing background images. Press OK

You may need to close + restart your E-Book for these settings to take effect

Posted on: 1:03 pm on March 30, 2001
chefk Ok then next question and then I think Ill be done for a bit. Once I change this setting will the effect (showing the background image) be compiled into the book, or will it be dependant on the end-user's setting whether they will see the background or not. I dont want to format around an image that will only sometimes show up in my finished book.

Thanks in advance,


Posted on: 7:27 pm on March 30, 2001
EBookCompiler It will depend on the end-user's settings. Unfortunately this is how Microsoft designed the IE engine, and I'm not sure that we can do anything about it

I don't know if this will work - try it - but try a big table with a background instead of a page background, this may work more as "expected"

Posted on: 12:30 am on March 31, 2001
chefk I got my images to show up, now Id like to know if it is possible to include subdirectories in my source files. The problem was I had all my images/background in the ./images directory as is the norm in web design. I assumed that the compiler would include the files. I really dont want to put all 115 images in my main source directory, please tell me I dont have to?

Thanks again, and I promise Ill stop being a pain soon

Posted on: 3:07 am on March 31, 2001
EBookCompiler Hi again, sorry for the delay in answering, been a very busy couple of days...

The bad news is that you'll have to live without nesting folders - for now.  We are working on an upgrade for this, but I can't give dates yet

Posted on: 3:42 pm on April 4, 2001

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