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Images -Help!!!

boydda I am just starting with ebookcompiler.
How come when I put a clipart picture in the text it complies to give me an empty box with a small red cross in the top left corner? According to the getting started files this should be straightforward. Also happens when I cut and paste jpeg images into the text before compiling?  Or can I only make these accessible via hyperlinks?

Posted on: 7:19 pm on February 4, 2004
dreuby Make sure your path is correct, and that you've got the image name exactly right. The compiler is similar to a browser in this - if your image path is wrong, or the picture file is missing, it will show a "broken link" red cross where the picture should be.

Posted on: 10:54 pm on February 5, 2004
boydda So how do I get the link into the html file?  The 'Getting started' section is very vague about images.  The only example is for clipart where the inference is that you just place it in the html file as you would with any piece of clipart into any document.  There does not seem to be any mention of file names and links to images anywhere.  Except via a hyperlink, but I just want it in that html file not accessible only as a separate 'page'.

Posted on: 5:32 pm on February 6, 2004
dreuby What are you creating your source files with? And what file format? (html, doc, etc)

Posted on: 9:25 pm on February 6, 2004
boydda Word 2000.  I already had the book as a doc file with the clipart and jpegs in it (and have been selling paper copies).   When I save as a 'web page', giving me html, the images are still there. But when I compile the images disappear leaving behind those boxes with red crosses in.  I'm really just looking for a simple way to ebook these and create my web market.

Posted on: 7:49 am on February 7, 2004
dreuby From the Help file for using Word docs. (On the "Getting Started" tab.

Set the Pictures options - File Formats "Rely on VML" and "PNG" unchecked.

Before we finish, let's add an image to one of the pages. Move the insertion point where you want to place the picture, hit Return a couple of times to add a couple of blank lines, then click Clip Art... which you'll find on the Picture submenu under the Insert top level menu.

Choose your favorite Clip Art picture, and the picture should appear in your document.

Does this help?

Posted on: 10:28 am on February 7, 2004
boydda Yes I have been using the procedure in Getting Started.  But just to give it another chance I took my book as a doc file, removed the clipart, saved it as a web page, inserted the clip art back in place, compiled it and still got the box with the red cross in the top left hand corner!  I still haven't worked out how to get the two jpegs into it either.  This is starting to look like a waste of $29.95 to me.

Posted on: 2:13 pm on February 8, 2004
Alaska Move the images out of the subdirectory, and place it alongside your html file.

Change your image reference to remove any path information.  Your images should show up just fine.

If you use Word to build your web pages, fine, but they'll be bulky, and you'll have to deal with things like this.

If all else fails, I suspect that if you were to Read The Fun Manual, your money won't be wasted.

best -

Posted on: 11:24 pm on February 8, 2004
boydda That didn't work either so I gave up, removed the clipart and put the jpgs in as links.  That not what I want but it works.  Trying to decipher the equally vague instructions for passwrods now.

Posted on: 11:53 am on February 10, 2004


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