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Missing graphics


 
mag2405 Hi,

I have written my ebook (index, plus 7 pages) with Microsoft Word, saved them as Webpages. All is fine except that when saving pages 4, 5 and 7 as Web Pages, a separate folder is automatically opened for these particular pages containing the graphics. Then When I compile my ebook, the graphics do not appear on those pages 4,5 and 7, instead I have a little square with a red cross.

Can someone help me please, I have spent hours trying all sorts of tricks.

Thanks.

John


Posted on: 4:41 pm on September 12, 2004
mag2405 Hello....

I see that I have been visited but no reply yet, does it mean that it only happens to me?


Posted on: 5:58 pm on September 16, 2004
Peter East Extract the files from the folders that word produces and copy them to the same folder that holds your ebook. the compiler needs all files in one folder
Regards

Posted on: 2:37 pm on September 19, 2004
mag2405 Thanks Peter for your reply, but it doesn't work. I open my word document, replace the graphics with new graphics that are in the same folder, save the word file, then save it again as web document, it insists in saving the graphics again in a separate folder. To try to be clever, I open that folder, copy the graphics again in the folder containing all my documents pertaining to that eBook (source file), once that particular alien file is empty, I delete it, but then, it also deletes my new web document. This hapens only to 3 specific pages. ???

Thanks to try to help me out.

John


Posted on: 6:04 pm on September 20, 2004
Peter East John,
Try,
1 Copying the graphics files and Word generated .htm files to a new folder.
2. Open the .htm files one by one with Explorer.
On the tools bar select 'View' then 'Source'
3. Trace through the source files to find the image files.
Lines something like <IMG SRC="Folder\Image94.gif" WIDTH=185 HEIGHT=50>
4. Remove 'Folder\' whatever to leave <IMG SRC="Image94.gif" WIDTH=185 HEIGHT=50>
5. Hopefully you will find it will then work.
There may be a problem if you are using Word 2000 or later as this puts in a load of references which also need removing. If you have an old PC with Word 97 on it, you will find that much more user friendly.
Keep trying,
Regards,
Peter


Posted on: 8:25 pm on September 20, 2004
Alaska John -

 By now, you've probably found that:

 1) Word keeps its images in folders named after their source pages, and gives them generic names that will overwrite images from other folders if you copy them all together.

 2) Changing the relative pathname to the images won't help if all the filenames are the same.

 3) You'll need to keep your source files in the original Word docs, in case you edit the ebook.

 4) You'll have to repeat the modifications again if you regenerate the html pages.

 5) most of all...MS Word is not a good tool to build multiple html pages with graphics.

 Instead, I would recommend finding a good WYSIWYG html editor.  I mention WYSIWYG because there are a lot of HTML editors out there, but most require some coding experience.  

 WYSIWYG editors allow you to concentrate on the content, and not on the coding details.  DreamWeaver is a good commercial application, if you don't mind spending some cash.

 If you can't afford a commercial one, try one of these free ones:

 Nvu -  http://www.nvu.com/

 Mozilla Composer (in the Mozilla Suite) -http://www.mozilla.org/products/

 Trellian WebPAGE -http://webpage.vendercom.com/

 Amaya Web Browsing and Authoring -http://www.w3.org/Amaya/Amaya.html

 At this point, you'll have to copy and paste your text content and images into one of these programs, and gather up your images and rename them to something memorable. Then, you'll use the application tools to define your pages and place your images.

 If you don't like the way Word converted your images, you can use a program like ThumbsPlus, or any of dozens of similar applications that will convert your images cleanly.

 Images that contain fewer than 256 unique colors are saved as .gif files; those images with more colors, such as those with skintones or nature scenes, are best saved as .jpegs.

 If you want a slick presentation, I could build one for you from the Word docs; just choose a skin fromhttp://www.e-booktools.com/skins.htm.

best -

(Edited by Alaska at 9:04 am on Sep. 28, 2004)


Posted on: 2:09 am on September 28, 2004
mag2405 Hi,

Thanks guys for your help, I have followed Peter East's advice, I have done one page, a bit of concentration needed, but it seems to work well. I have been quite busy so I have not had the time to do the other pages, but it should be okay, thanks again for your help.

Thanks Roger for your suggestions, I am very much intrigued about the fact that I could build up my eBook using a WYSIWYG program, which I already have as I build a lot of websites. I will definitely try that. Thanks very much.

John
http://www.yourbusinesstips.com

(Edited by mag2405 at 10:28 am on Sep. 28, 2004)


Posted on: 3:24 pm on September 28, 2004

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