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Help me Please

usedcarwise Hi all,

I'm sure most of you know how to use E-book Complier, but I'm totally lost. Well not totally--but close.

I've looked at the help files and still unsure...

I'm actually willing to fork over some $ if someone out there can teach me, via phone even.. My dime as well

I have some files I could email--then you could walk me thru--at least the basic steps

I'm using the demo for now, until I can get off the ground here.

Any takers?

Thanks in advance

Posted on: 6:22 pm on November 30, 2005
swiftdeal Hi Jerry

Please be more specific on what you want help with.

Have you created your ebook files?
Have you created an Active Compiler file?

Let me know and I'll see if I can help you.

Roger Mayne

Posted on: 10:43 pm on November 30, 2005
usedcarwise Hi Roger, Thanks for offering advise. I'll try and explain the best I can.

I started with the active quick project. Chose the folder that contains my info.
The instructions stated
--C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\influence\influence0\source
This folder should be filled with the HTML and graphic files which will eventually make up the content of your E-Book.

The instrcutions also state that more details are listed in the GEtting Started section of the help menu, This is not the case--there are no other detailed instrcutions as it states.

I appreciate any assistance at all



So the first question is---do I need to manually insert the content in this folder? If so all the contents including the word doc that contians my printed material?

I did try this with another and it told me I needed an index.htm file

I'm not toatlly illiterate with html, and the very basics, but if i need to do this step I don't know how.

Posted on: 2:09 pm on December 1, 2005
Storyman Jerry,

First time out things can seem daunting and we've all been there. Your right about all of the files needing to be in the Source folder (no sub folders allowed).

There isn't a whole lot of difference between creating an ebook and a web site. Just like a web site you need to have an index.htm page--that's you're home page.

How the files get to the Source folder really doesn't matter. It's usually easiest to just copy the needed files to the Source folder. What is important is that the pages are HTM or HTML.

Unfortunately, Word likes to add a lot of garbage code when the .doc file is saved as an HTM or HTML page. You can easily edit the htm/l file using Window's Notebook program. You just want to be sure that when you save the file it is saved as htm or html and not as a text (.txt) file, which is Notebook's default file type.

If you think in terms of building a web site you'll do fine.

As for the Getting Stated section in the Help menu. After opening the Activ compiler and clicking Help on the menu bar and selecting the Getting Started tab, you'll find what you need listed in the yellow rectangle on the left of the page.

Posted on: 3:25 pm on December 1, 2005
usedcarwise Thanks Storyman

I'll give it another shot and see if I can get my feet a little wetter..

I appreciate the input.


Posted on: 9:52 pm on December 1, 2005


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