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Boris Clair My last post seems to have been lost in cyberspace, so here it is again: I would like to replace the "ready" message that appears at the bottom of the screen with the chapter number (the name of the html file of each chapter of the book). There must be a way but I could not figure out how to do it. Any suggestion?

Posted on: 5:54 pm on September 19, 2001
EBookCompiler You can use JavaScript to modify the status line.

Check outwww.irt.orgfor javascript examples and FAQs

Posted on: 2:31 am on September 21, 2001
Boris Clair Thanks a lot for the information. As always you give great tips!

I still have a problem however. Having found the right javascript, I noticed that it works as desired if I open the page with Netscape or MS IE, but after compilation with EbookCompiler, I still get the "ready" message in the Status bar instead of the ebook chapter.

I noticed that even the links do not show in the status bar when the mouse is over their text. Is there a special setting I must use?

Posted on: 7:21 pm on September 23, 2001
EBookCompiler I apologize Boris you are absolutely right

The status line in the e-book is a, er, complex issue (at least at my end in the software)

In 4.01 we don't update the status line this way. Maybe in future.  

The JavaScript thing works in IE, unfortunately not at present in the e-books

Posted on: 1:15 am on September 25, 2001
Boris Clair Too bad :-) I hope you can find a fix in a future version. When the page is so long that you need to scroll down, which is most of the time, it would be nice to have a reminder of where you are in the book.

It seems you just have to give access to the window.status.

<BODY ONLOAD="window.status='Chapter 1'" instead of the default "ready" value that you have now.

Having said that I'm a lousy programmer and maybe some one else in the forum can help.

Posted on: 7:17 pm on September 25, 2001

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