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Printable version idea

SueG Hi, we have created a word document of our ebook that we wish to include so the user has a printer friendly copy. Which folder should this be in? Include or source?

The other alternative is emailing the user with a printable version when they buy the book - good way to get thier email address too!

Has anyone else any ideas or suggestions?


Posted on: 2:48 am on October 18, 2001
EBookCompiler In the source folder Sue.

I've been have an email conversation with another user about printing as well, so I've copied the text from that email here too, in case anybody needs it:

Copy the printable info into a Notepad or WordPad file (duplicating the info in the HTML).  You can add that file to your book's source folder, and in one of the HTML pages put in a link like this
<A HREF="##OPEN('{ebook}\info.doc')">Open printable version</A>
I am using this trick in a book I made which contains letters (the idea being the user can print or edit the letters themselves)
Finally one last idea, but I'm not sure how to do it.  I think there is a Windows shell command to tell Internet Explorer to print an HTML file.  I know this because if you right click on an HTML file in Windows Explorer, there is a print option.   So... if you can figure out what this command is, you could make a link similar to the above using OPEN or RUN to print automatically when a certain link is clicked.  Unfortunately I don't know what the shell command is.   If you manage to find out, or find some documentation on it, then I probably would be able to tell you the Activ Script or HTML.... unfortunately I haven't been able to find any documentation on this topic.

Posted on: 11:48 pm on October 18, 2001

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