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semion Tell me, please, is there any way for reader to set bookmarks on eBook pages? Can I do something for that as a publisher?
I hope my question isn't too silly?

Posted on: 12:32 pm on August 15, 2001
EBookCompiler There isn't a way to do this as the software as standard, but you can do bookmark like things using Activ Script

Here are some ideas, these are crude implementations but will work with 4.00/4.01 provided you do not have spaces in the file names of your html pages, and they don't handle frames well...

Make a text file called start.as, in your source folder.  Containing:

INIREAD('sv1','ans2000.ini','{esbn}','Bookmark{compilerversion}')
STRREPLACE('sv1','{sv1}','/',' ')
STRLASTWORD('sv1','{sv1}')
STRFIND('sv2','{sv1}','.htm')
SET('sv3',0)
IF({sv2}<>0)
FILEEXIST('sv3','{ebook}\{sv1}')
IF({sv3})
NAVIGATE('{sv1}')
ENDIF
ENDIF

Make a text file called exit.as in your source folder containing:

SET('sv1','{ebookurl}')
STRFIND('sv2','{sv1}','__')
IF({sv2}=0)
INIWRITE('{sv1}','ans2000.ini','{esbn}','Bookmark{compilerversion}')
ENDIF


TO MAKE E-BOOK OPEN ON LAST PAGE

Go to Edit Add-Ins,

in OnStart
#!start.as

in OnExit
#!exit.as

TO MAKE A SORT OF BOOK MARK SYSTEM (V. SIMPLE)

Go to Edit Add-Ins,

in OnStart
#!start.as

in OnExit - make it blank

on each html page put the following

<A HREF="#!exit.as">Bookmark this page</A>


Posted on: 3:08 pm on August 15, 2001
semion Thank you for reply so soon, Sunnil... I'll go on with ActivScript studying.
Best regards

Posted on: 7:02 am on August 16, 2001
logosi This worked great!  Just got finished using it in one of my books, will do the same for the others.  I subsituted a picture of a thumbtack (or whatever image) inlieu of saying "bookmark this page", and I added a page in my book explaining how it works.  Tested it, works fine. Only thing to watch out for (that I saw) was when I pasted the code from the forum, it inserted an extra space at the end of each line.  Easily eliminated with the backspace key.

Thanks Sunil

Tim


Posted on: 9:15 am on August 20, 2001
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Posted on: 11:55 pm on October 18, 2001
Joe Zychik Hi Sunni,
I demo'd Active e-book for a while. Decided to buy it last night. As I'm sure you've heard others say, "You could get a lot more than you're charging." And your tech support is excellent!

I'm working on two e-books, one is finished, another in development. In the second one I am using frames. Do you have any way of bookmarking frames or an exit start alternative for frames??
Would really appreciate it.

Thank you,

JoeZychik


Posted on: 3:32 pm on November 7, 2001
EBookCompiler Frames is the same problem as in your browser

To see what I mean

In Internet Explorer go to a framed site.  Navigate to an internal page. Bookmark

Now close IE, and go to Favorites, and you end up back on the start page.  The problem is the bookmark marks the frameset not the individual frame contents.

What you would need to do to work round this is horrid - but doable.  Create a extra "dummy" frameset file for each possible combination of frames.  Use TARGET=_top in all the links and inside of updating individual frames always go via one of these framesets.

It works, but ouch, a lot of work.  If you are very clever, maybe you can generate the dummy frame sets automatically using a Perl script or something, and then save them to your disk and compile then into your ebook


Posted on: 4:16 am on November 9, 2001
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