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RKD Is it possible to use predefined variables, like {app}, in IMG tags? If yes, how? Or can I let an activ script beeing executed from an IMG (or any other than the HREF) tag?

Any idea or help is greatly appreciated ...

(Edited by RKD at 6:48 am on Oct. 2, 2003)

Posted on: 10:41 pm on September 30, 2003
RKD <IMG SRC="[={app}]\folder\file.gif">

Thanks to TSEROOGY and GuidingLight for showing me the answer in [URL=http://www.ebookfriends.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=1&topic=403]this thread[/URL]

Posted on: 7:00 am on October 2, 2003
Sly9er Every time I look for an answer here, I only get half the information I need.

Take this for example:

<IMG SRC="[={app}]\folder\file.gif">

I paste it into my index.htm page and then compile my book and all I get is a blank image place holder.

In the help section of the actual Activ Ebook Compiler, it talks about all these wonderful things you can do, but it gives NOTHING in the way of examples to go by.

It does give some examples of code, but it doesn't tell you what to do with them, or where to put the code.

This is extremely aggravating.

Some simple freaking step by step tutorials would be nice Sunil.

Please help if you can.

Posted on: 6:49 am on March 31, 2007
Storyman Hi Sly9er,

Place the image in the source folder and try this:

<IMG SRC="[={app}] file.gif">

Posted on: 4:20 pm on March 31, 2007
rlemire Sly9er;

You might need to enable the PreProcessor function on any page where you embed a reference to an Activ E-Book variable like {app}. I think the PreProcessor tells Activ E-Book to replace the variable {app} with the real value when the program is run.


Posted on: 7:37 pm on March 31, 2007
Sly9er Thank you Ron,

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

You have done me a great favor.

Your simple little paragraph has yielded a mountain of possibilities for me.

Isn't it amazing how aggravating even the simplest things can be when you aren't provided with the directions in something you paid for?

I owe you a steak dinner Ron.


Posted on: 2:19 am on April 1, 2007
Sly9er Now another question,

Does anyone know if the ebooks created with Activ Compiler work in IE7?

Posted on: 2:28 am on April 1, 2007
rlemire Sly9er;

Yes, Activ E-Book and HYPrLock both work in IE7

BTW: The Activ E-Book Help resource does contain all the information you need to use Activ Script. Understanding though, comes very slowly and requires patience and persistence.

Sunil explains that all the constructs are present but you need a basic understanding of scripting languages and how they work. He also explains that vast amount of additional informational required for a "true" Activ Script tutorial makes it impossible to supply with the program.

Most of us who use Activ Script have put in the time and experimentation to understand how things work. I've been using Activ Script for a number of years and I'm still going back to the "help" files for deeper understanding of some of the code.

When I use Activ Script it is usually in JavaScript code. I firmly believe that "Scripting" is going to be the next great computer language of choice. With HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Activ E-Book you can produce almost any Windows program you can dream up. Activ E-Book supplies the necessary input/output interface between DHTML and a consumer computer.


Posted on: 3:34 am on April 1, 2007

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