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Linda Blakeney Hello. When I compile my e-book I get a white background and then a purple one around my presentaton. I want my presentation to take up the whole page.  I also get the two powerpoint pages, Can I take these out. Thanks for your help.

Posted on: 9:18 pm on December 4, 2000
EBookCompiler Hello Linda

Welcome to the forum

I remember you asking about PowerPoint 97 in e-mail a little while ago.

We have since added a Powerpoint 97 tutorial athttp://www.ebookapprentice.com/create/powerpoint97/

Okay, the answers, or my first attempt at the answers

1. The actual layout of the pages comes from how PowerPoint saves into HTML.  Powerpoint 97's HTML Save feature works but is somewhat limited and not very customizable.  In PowerPoint 2000, there are more choices.

If the conversion is not good enough, you do always have the option of editing the HTML after the conversion using an HTML editor.

2. For the side areas, you might want to try the "Standard" option instead of the "Browser Frame".  This is not perfect, but may be closer to what you want.

To be honest, I am not 100% certain I understand what you're describing, could you be more explicit?

3. The information page is added by Powerpoint 97.  Unfortunately I am not aware of a way to turn this off completely, Powerpoint 97 just adds it.  You can delete this page (and the links to the page - which is important or else you'll get broken links) using an HTML editor.  

I hope this helps a little,


Posted on: 1:30 am on December 5, 2000
Linda Blakeney Thanks for your help.  I'm going to try a few things, see if they might work.  Can you suggest a Html editor.

Posted on: 3:51 pm on December 5, 2000
EBookCompiler The approach I use is to actually edit HTML files by hand in Notepad or similar.  Unfortunately you need to learn HTML to do this, and it's not for everybody.  The reason I do this is for maximum control.

At the other extreme Dreamweaver is the top of the range web-editing program, but it is expensive, and fairly complicated - but very powerful!

HoTMetaL is another one that you might want to look at.  I have an old version of this, and it's popular with a lot of people.  If you are lucky, you may be able to get the older version free from a magazine cover disk, etc.  They are selling the latest version, but older versions are available free sometimes.

What I'd suggest you might want to do is take a look at Webattack downloads.  They have a bunch of freeware and shareware editors which you can download and try out.  This will give you a better idea of what you're looking for.  You can read the descriptions of each program both at Webattack or by clicking the House Button (to go the developer's site), before deciding if you want to download it.

What you should initially look for is one that you're comfortable using, and has a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get view.  As you get more expert, you may want to access the raw HTML occassionally, so try to see a program that has this too.

The other thing is you decide to buy a program, do remember that you might want to edit web graphics as well as the HTML.  So look out for any bundle deals where you get a graphics editor thrown in, as they will save you money in the long run.

Here are the webattack links:

http://www.webattack.com/shareware/webpublish/sweditors.shtml

http://www.webattack.com/freeware/webpublish/fweditors.shtml


Posted on: 5:35 pm on December 6, 2000
ebookpro Hi Linda,

I just wanted to add that I use HomeSite to create all of my domains and have been quite happy with it for the past few years.  You can find it at Allaire.com

Eva :-)


Posted on: 5:32 am on December 7, 2000

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