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Save ebook to desktop

HalinaGold Hi,

I would like to be able to write inside the ebook something like this:

Is there a script that can take care of this? How do I install it?

Thanks a lot!

Posted on: 12:53 pm on January 19, 2004
Alaska Halina -

 When your visitors download your ebook, they are given the option of saving the file anywhere they like, and the install gives placement options for the shortcut to the desktop, as well.

 So, after the user installs the ebook, do you still want to save the book again, to the desktop?

 There are some Activ commands and variables that could be used for this purpose, but I'm wondering if this is what you had in mind -


Posted on: 8:17 pm on January 31, 2004
HalinaGold Hi Roger

Thanks for asking. You're right, there's no need to save the book in two locations. What I really want, is to create a shortcut to the book on their desktop (in case they haven't done so already). I would still like to do it with one click from inside the ebook, if possible...



Posted on: 9:45 am on February 1, 2004
Warzoner Just put (the) shortcut you wish to use inside E-Book compile folder and also place a .BAT file inside your E-Book compile folder that will move the shortcut to Desktop. Use a syntax like this in your .BAT file:

COPY %temp%\e\your e-book folder\shortcut.lnk "%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\Desktop"

Now just link to BAT file in your e-book....

Of course you may need to do some tweaking to get it working....

Posted on: 3:55 am on February 9, 2004
HalinaGold Hi -

Unfortunately I have no knowledge whatsoever about .lnk files and .bat files.
I don't know how to create the shortcut.lnk file.
I don't know what to write in the .bat file where it says "your e-book folder".

I really appreciate your effort, but this solution is too difficult for me...


Posted on: 5:48 pm on February 9, 2004

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