Mornin' would Active Ebook work with Mozilla? I'm totally new at this, Have a book in my head and I need to know the best, and easiest way to put it together. I don't have, or know, Word or Powerpoint. I want to have images and possible audio in the book. What program would be easy and inexpensive to use, that would be compatible with Active Ebook?
Activ uses the same Windows components that IE uses, even if your user has a different browser for surfing.
As far as building your pages goes, a lot of folks use Word to generate their web pages. Word creates web page code full of extraneous XML and proprietary markup, intended for users who want to re-import the web pages back into Word again.
If you use Word, you might want to visit this first link, which provides a 'clean html' option. I would also recommend running a cleanup utility on those pages. You'll have a much smaller set of files, and thus a smaller, faster ebook.
Here are two free utilities, one from MS itself: a Word Html filter:
Both Dreamweaver and FrontPage accepts Word html, and can clean them up as well.
There are also several free html editors of varying quality; Arachnophilia, 1st Page, and HtmlKit are the first to come to mind.
As far as audio goes, html allows you to play some embedded sounds; you've no doubt encountered sites that start some sound or music upon opening. Search Google for 'html embedded sound' and you'll find a lot of examples.
Sunil also has a multimedia add-on, the 'Advanced Multimedia Extension', available at the 'EBookPower' link at the bottom of this page, to make the process of adding sounds easier.
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