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Windydalla New here to Activ E - Book Compiler.  After working on this for 8 hours everything just loaded to "MyBook".  When I open the book up it opens to AOL.  The AOL screen comes up and it wants me to enter my password. Also everyfile that I copied from Word to source file has the AOL triangle along side of it.  I know this is advertised as an easy ebook load but I don't think you figured on people as dump as me.  LOL I could sure use some help here.  Also I didn't link the pages together and now when I try to go back and do this edit it keeps trying to open AOL. Thanks Wendy

Posted on: 7:16 pm on January 28, 2005
Storyman Wendy,

Check and make certain that all files (including images) are in the same directory. The AOL triangle suggest that HTML files are to open using the AOL browser.

I believe AOL uses a form of Netscape as its browser. Activ e-Book uses Internet Explorer. Make certain that IE is installed and operational on your system.

(Edited by Storyman at 12:26 pm on Jan. 28, 2005)


Posted on: 8:25 pm on January 28, 2005
EBookCompiler I don't know, but I suspect you have an online image linked from your page.

You can send me one of the problem HTML files (not the whole book) as an email attachment if you want me to take a look


Posted on: 5:21 am on January 29, 2005
Windydalla I have given up. I have spent over 20 hours on this program and I have nothing put problems. My thinking was that I could have this book up and running within 24 hours.  I have copied so much material so that I could follow instructions line by line and nothing works. I will move on to something else and get my money back. I'm not saying this is a bad program, I'm just saying I can't give a testimony on how great the program is.  I'm sure it works for others. Thanks for all your help. Wendy

Posted on: 6:17 pm on January 29, 2005
Storyman Wendy,

Sorry to hear of your plight.

I'll still think it is something going on with AOL, which means that other ebook compilers are likely to have the same problem.

Most of the ebook compilers require IE to be installed. Have you been able to download and open ebooks on your machine? If you can't, then the problem is AOL.

If you are able to open an ebook, then try make a single page demo book of your own (without any images.) If that is successful, then add an image.

Sometimes when someone builds a large, complex project as their first project they overlook the little things. This is true of all ebook compilers.

If you still feel you are better off with another program, I'd suggest you download the demo and make sure it is a right fit with you. You certainly don't need the added frustration of getting your money back.


Posted on: 7:00 pm on January 29, 2005
Alaska Wendy -

 The problem is not with the ebook compiler, but with your source files.  Moving to another compiler will not solve the problem.

 If you see AOL login prompts to view your page, it is because you copied or did a 'Save As' from an AOL page, or page that used an AOL file.  The AOL login page will come up if you are calling any information, including an image or page bug (to monitor page use) from an AOL server.

 You'll need to go in to your html markup and remove all references to anything AOL.

 Or, take up Sunil's offer to help, and your problem will be taken care of.


Posted on: 6:28 pm on February 1, 2005

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