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Password setting problem


 
weblit8 Hello everyone,
Please I need your help or input if you read this post. I finished working on my e-book several weeks ago. However, what was a remarkable project has turned into frustration because I just couldn't get the password protection to work. I wanted readers to have free access to the first three chapters, while the rest of the e-book is password protected. I have stayed up now for two weeks trying to figure out what I am doing wrong, but no luck. I have even e-mailed the people at webmaster, but no response. I would appreciate it, if someone with the expertise out there would guide me step-by-step to set the password protection. And one more thing, I do not see the index.file as part of my e-book file. Could this have something to do with my problem?. Thank you for your kind assistance.

weblit8


Posted on: 9:44 pm on November 29, 2003
Alaska WB -

 I'll give it a try:

1)  First, you create your folder of html files, and name the start page index.htm.  This should be the first page you see when opening the ebook.

Then, we create the ebook.

2)  In Activ, go to Edit, Scan Folder.  

3)  Select the folder with your ebook html files.  They should now display in your files list.

4)  To select the files individually, select a file, and click 'Password Protection' from the right-click menu, or -

5)  Go to Edit, All Files.  Select 'Password Protect...' and click 'Yes'.   You have now set protection for all files to 'on'.

6)  Then, turn password protection off for those files (such as index.htm)  that should not be protected.

7)  Under the Security tab, double-click on 'Password Protection'.  A dialog box will display.

8)  Click 'Password Protection System';

9)  If you're happy with the number of passwords (1000 is the max), and the length of them, click the 'Generate' button, and 'OK'

Activ generates your passwords in a list, ready for you to print, or refer to later.  Compile your ebook, and run it.

 Go to those protected pages to see your prompt for a password.

 Hope that helps....

best -


Posted on: 11:59 pm on December 15, 2003

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