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Can somebody help???

michael005 I am creating an ebook using Word 2000.  I already sent the first page to the compiler to see how it would look.  It came out fine, but now I want to edit the page I created in Word 2000. So my question is, can I edit Word 2000 files AFTER they are compiled or do I have to do all of the editing in the 'project' stage before I send the pages to the compiler?  If the latter is the case, then I have to start all over if I want to change the page I already sent.  I spent a ton of time searching for this answer, but couldn't find it.  So anything will help at this point.  Thanks!

Posted on: 7:57 pm on June 30, 2003
EBookCompiler Your original Word/HTML files should still be in the source folder, so your procedure should be like this:-

1. Make the source files in Word
2. Compile the ebook, stop if done
3. Edit the source files in Word
4. Goto step 2

When you finish, be _sure_ to backup the source files, as if you lose them it's very hard to do further edits!

(just edited to correct a typo)

Posted on: 8:26 pm on June 30, 2003
michael005 Yes--the original Word files are in the source folder. However, once I save a Word file as a web page, I can't seem to edit it anymore--it acts like it's a 'read only' file, if you know what I mean.  

In any event, I can just write the files in Word and then cut and paste them into a Word web page file when I think they are ready--but it would be nice to work out this glitch.  Do you know what I mean?  Is there still something I'm not getting?

I appreciate your help.

(Edited by michael005 at 2:00 am on July 1, 2003)

Posted on: 1:57 am on July 1, 2003
EBookCompiler I think once you've saved into HTML/Web Page, the next time you want to edit it, you simply set File Type in open (in Word) to HTML or Web page, and open it.  I haven't tried it for quite a while, but if I remember correctly (and I'm pretty sure, not quite 100% sure though) that this worked when I tried it.

I'm guessing now: I'd make double sure that you don't have another copy of Word running (or another Word window) with the file still open in it. This might be the cause of your troubles.

Posted on: 2:49 am on July 1, 2003
michael005 Hi Sunil. I am not used to such quick replies in business.  Thanks again.

Yes--I will try what you suggested in regard to editing. It isn't that farfetched that another Word file was open so I'll check on that also.  

I intend to register my copy shortly so I want to make sure I know what I'm doing first. You've been a great help.

(Edited by michael005 at 3:13 am on July 1, 2003)

Posted on: 3:12 am on July 1, 2003


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