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cre8ivepro I am reproducing a hard-cover book for a client in ebook form and obviously this is my first time at it....I found the ebook compiler totally by accident, but was so impressed by the resources within the site that I downloaded and purchased the software. (I need to also mention the most impressive quick responses from Sunil to my emails with endless quesions. Thanks Sunil, for your patience)It's been a breeze to use and I have managed to figure out any problems through the help files. I have one that I can't figure out though...my links do not change color on mouseover as they should. (Shoulnd't  they?) I created the ebook in Dreamweaver using html files, so the link colors, visited links, etc., are already set. Is there a way to change this so they DO change colors?
Thanks in advance, for the help...

Posted on: 3:16 pm on November 19, 2001
EBookCompiler Hi there

I'm not familiar with Dreamweaver, but I know the problem in HTML.  I'll try and get hold of somebody who knows Dreamweaver to post here

What the problem is in HTML:

There are two ways to set colors in HTML pages

1. In the body tag of the HTML file.  This sets a current link color, and a visited link color, but doesn't change colors of links for mouseovers

2. Using CSS (cascading style sheets code).  These can either be in a separate file linked from your HTML code or included within the HTML code.  This does do mouseovers.

My guesses for things to check
- If there's a .css file is it in the right place - same folder as your HTML files (if you move the file, the links in the HTML code to the file must also point to the new location, I think Dreamweaver will probably handle this automatically if you use the facilities in the program to move the CSS file)
- Maybe there's an option in dreamweaver to turn off HTML 4 or DHTML or CSS (if there is, and it's turned off, then maybe this is the cause of the problem)

Hope this helps.  I will try and chase up a friendly Dreamweaver Expert if it doesn't

Posted on: 1:28 pm on November 20, 2001
cre8ivepro Hi Sunil,
I am not using a .css file, as I am not very familiar with them....I checked your suggestion about HTML 4 being turned on or off, but can't find where that may be. I also tried editing the page properties where no color is selected for link color or visited link color, but that doesn't work either. I'll keep at it, but if you find a solution, please let me know.

Posted on: 2:57 pm on November 20, 2001
EBookCompiler Try opening open of the .htm or .html files in a text editor and look for a <STYLE> section in the head of the document near the top

If you don't find one... this tells you why it's not working.  For some reason the code is not being inserted into the HTML

If you do find one, then you can see what's going on

Here's the hover links code from one my sites

       <STYLE type="text/css">
               A:link          { color:#003399; }
               A:visited       { color:#003399; }
               A:hover         { color:#ffffff; background:#003399 }

This means unvisited, and visited links are color #003399  (dark blue),  a mouse over  alink is #fffff (white text) with a #003399 (dark blue) background

I think your dreamweaver style sheets will probably be a lot more complex, but look for A: lines in it

You can copy and paste the style section here if you like

Posted on: 7:58 pm on November 20, 2001
cre8ivepro Thank you so much....solved the problem. And taught me a new trick to boot!

Your help is much appreciated,

Posted on: 9:20 pm on November 20, 2001

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