eBook authors eBook Software - create and publish your own ebooks
Create your own eBooks
 
   
EBookApprentice.com
Learn How To Create, Publish & Market E-Books
 
   
EBookCompiler.com
E-Book Creation Software
 
   
EBookPower.com
Add sophisticated multimedia to your E-Books
 
   
CoverFactory.com
Create E-Book covers in minutes
 
 
  EBookSubmit.com
E-Book Marketing & Promotion made easy
 
  EBookJungle.com
Search engine for E-Books
 
  EBookInterviews.com
Interviews with eBook authors
 
  EBookEnhance.com
Tools for building better eBooks
 
 
 
Archived Message:

External Links


 
Frankie Do I always have to put the Drive letter into the link statement of an external link? Why does the program only search the temporary directory where it expands and not in the directory (or subdirectories) where the EXE file is located at?

Posted on: 12:12 pm on December 30, 2000
EBookCompiler Welcome to the forum Frank

You will need to put the drive letter, or at least the path (if you know the temp drive and the EXE are on the same drive), the reason is this is actually the way Internet Explorer works for directories.  Without this IE only searches the current directory

So Like this
<A HREF="E:\sample\file.htm">Click Here</A>
or
<A HREF="\sample\file.htm">Click Here</A>

In the next version (4) which we expect to ship before the end of January there are a  number nice enhancement on these lines.

We have added the ability to include commands which manipulate the E-Book into links by using the special ## bookmark

For example
<A HREF="##MESSAGEBOX('Hello World')">Display Message</A> displays a message box when clicked
<A HREF="##SEARCH('test')">Click Here</A> - does a search for pages containing test and displays the search results

AND most importantly 3 specific commands

##NAVIGATE - navigate to a particular file in the E-Book
##OPEN - open a page or file into your web browser
##RUN - run a program or command

In all these ## commands you can embed special codes (like the add-ins), for example
{app} is the directory where the E-Book's EXE is located
{appdrive} is the drive where the E-Book's EXE is located
{ebook} is the temp directory
{ebookdrive} is the drive where the the temp directory is

Here are examples of each

<A HREF="##NAVIGATE('{appdrive}:\sample\file.htm')">Navigate</A>

<A HREF="##OPEN('{appdrive}:\sample\file.htm')">Open</A>

<A HREF="##RUN('{appdrive}:\sample\myprogram.exe')">Run A Program</A>


HTH

You're probably itching for the 4 version now  We will try and get it out as soon as possible.  Obviously we want to test it as much as possible before it goes out

In the meantime, if you post a bit more specifics of wat you're trying to do, I'll see if I can suggest a way to solve it on the current version

Oh, and happy new year

(Edited by EBookCompiler at 12:25 pm on Dec. 30, 2000)


Posted on: 12:24 pm on December 30, 2000

Go to Active Discussion Thread

Participate in Current/New Discussions

List All Archived Forums



Copyright © 2000-2015, Answers 2000 Limited.

With any business, it is up to the individual owner of said business to ensure the success of the business. You may make more or less than any sample figures or results that might be quoted on our web sites or other publications. All business involves risk, and many businesses do not succeed. Further, Answers 2000 Limited does NOT represent that any particular individual or business is typical, or that any results or experiences achieved by any particular individual/business is necessarily typical.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us    About and Terms Of Use    Privacy    Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures