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.wmz files and other images

CoachMiami As I try to reduce the size of my first book below 1 mb, I keep getting these .wmz files? What are they? Do I need them?

I also see that the compiler recreates the graphic files under each page. Can I not place all the image files in the source folder and link to them in seperate pages?

Direct help or a link to a help page would be much appreciated!

Is there someplace to send books to people who might be interested in trading reviews?


Posted on: 7:46 pm on September 3, 2001
EBookCompiler I think the WMZ files are from a PowerPoint conversion (?) or something like that  Try double clicking on em in the Files tab on the compiler and Exclude them see if it makes a difference to the e-book's appearnace.

The duplicate files are probably also from some conversion,  you can manually fix the HTML coding if you have the same pic in each page/file.  You only need 1 copy of the pic, just the HTML coding must be right.

I'm gonna be offline for a bit (see announcement forum), but you can list your e-book ebookjungle.com (it won't appear till I get back online) in the free ads forum here and checkwww.ebooksubmit.comfor more places

Eva - ebooksnbytes.com (link at the bottom of the page) - has reviews on some of her sites, she can update you on the submission process

Posted on: 1:39 am on September 4, 2001
CoachMiami Sunil,

Thanks for your reply. I know you are gone for a while (at the beach<G>?)

If I remove the .wmz files the graphics will not load. My book is too big (1.2mb) and I am struggling to learn what I can keep and what not to keep. I think I'll cut content to keep graphics. These are for free to get email addresses on my website.

I put the .exe file named WeeklyWisdoms#1.exe on my site with WS_FTP and hyperlinked it to a "Free Ebook Here". The link won't work. Any suggestions?
I am checking with my hosting service for advice as well.

I appreciate your support. It is all the difference in good software. (Or anything else for that matter!) I should know. I am a personal coach and deal with a lot of entrepeneurs and that is one of their biggest challenges!


Miami Phillips
Project Coaching for You and Your Business

Posted on: 2:39 pm on September 9, 2001
ebookpro Hi Miami,

I am no expert on the technical aspects of wmz files etc. but I can help you with the ebook links on your site...

Did you upload the ebook in binary format when you used WS_FTP?  I use CuteFTP which automatically uploads in the correct format but with WS_FTP you have to select the correct option first.

Also, there may be a problem with having the "#" in your ebook name -- not certain but it may be a factor to consider.

The link should look something like:

<a href="WeeklyWisdoms#1.exe">Free eBook</a>

Make sure that you link to the correct directory too... that can cause errors otherwise.

I do run a site that does ebook reviews at ebook-reviews.net so you are welcome to submit your ebook there once it is finished.  

Eva :-)

Posted on: 5:44 pm on September 11, 2001
EBookCompiler Link problems:

Avoid the # or spaces in the file name

Use binary transfer in your FTP program

If using UNIX hosting make sure to match the case as BOOK.EXE and book.exe are not the same file name

If using NT hosting, make sure your host turns off the execute permission for the directory where the EXE file is

Picture problems:

You can try fiddling around with the graphics options when you save into HTML from powerpoint. There are quite a few.  Try it into different folders each time, and see which produces the best result.

Also another idea which works good for me with GIFs and JPEGS from Word.  Is the pics are often much bigger (in size in pixels) than they need to be -- so maybe try loading these pics into a graphics program and resize/resample them to a smaller size.  I did this on one e-book and more than halfed the size of his e-book with no visible difference.

Posted on: 2:50 am on September 21, 2001


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