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Formatting problems w/Activ Compiler

Candee This is not actually a new topic, but I kept getting an error message when I tried to post to a similar topic.  I am using MS Word 2000 to compose, but when I save the pages to .htm, the formatting gets all misaligned, especially where there are columns of numbers.  How can this be avoided.  Also, are there any templates for this progam.  I have a 19" monitor, and when I open the ebook that I created, everything is supersized and I would like it to look more like a book.  Help.  I too am new to this.

Posted on: 9:51 pm on June 1, 2005
Storyman Candee,

Let me preface by saying that I don't create HTML pages using Word. Never have, never will.

There are a few things that you can try. First, resize the document page. If the columns are automatically adjusted it is possible that the wide page width is too wide for the HTML page--hence a messed up table.

As a test create a two column table that does not automatically adjust. Make it narrow and flush left to the page. If it appears in Activ the way you designed it, then the problem is definitely a table/page size issue.

If the first solution doesn't work (and someone with Word expertise doesn't respond), I'd suggest you pick up a copy of Elizabeth Catrol's book, "HTML for the world wide web", published by PeachPit press. You shouldn't have any problem locating it at a local bookstore.

By adjusting the measurements within the HTML page you can set it to exactly the way you want it to appear. Make a backup copy of your HTML page first and experiement.

Posted on: 11:13 pm on June 1, 2005
performingsys The best way to use MS Word 2000 is to create your document as an HTM from the start.. Then it works great.  Simply use the view as [Web Page] then [Save As Web Page]. Name your file and it will save it as a .htm.

When I create my ebook I pick and choose which files to include along with images all under the same dir/folder.

You can also view any images under a folder that is created also. it includes a filelist and it numbers images as image01.jpg, image02.jpg, etc. You can turn this feaure off, however I leave it on.. Because it guarantees my images will all be there including a filelist.

I have been creating ebooks and using MS Word 2K for a long time.. I have since started creating my web pages in MS 2K because I find it a superior tool when one learns how to use it. Extraordinary htm websites can be achieved.

I hope this helps.. If you need additional guidance contact me.. I am always pleased to assist in the creation of others ebooks.

Kind regards,  B. Robert

Posted on: 1:22 am on July 7, 2005

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