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Password Protection

RiffRaff I've generated my list of 1000 passwords....
When compiling, do I have to tick "Password Protection" for every page, or can I protect the whole book by just protecting the index.html?

Posted on: 4:56 pm on September 16, 2006
Storyman Unfortunately you have to either select all pages or pages individually. You might try a short cut by selecting ALL, then go back and unlock specific pages.

Starting with the FILES tab these are your options for changing the password protection:

Double click a file and either check or uncheck password protection.

Right click a file. In the pop up window select the desired attribute.

Select the file, then from the men EDIT -> FILE. Check or uncheck password protection. There is also have the option to select all of the files for protection.

Unfortunately, CTRL/SHIFT selection does not work when selecting files in the FILE tab.

[RiffRaff, I realize that this may be more information than you requested. Please understand that although it may not be of a benefit to you there are others who will be asking a question similar to yours and it is for those people the additional information is included.]

Posted on: 7:09 pm on September 16, 2006
RiffRaff Understood - ta very much.
Excellent as ever, Storyman!

Posted on: 7:57 pm on September 16, 2006
rlemire If I could interject a comment: I'm guessing, but I think Storyman was focused on the physical act of selecting password protected pages rather than the protection process.

I'm sure Storyman would agree that it is possible to protect the whole eBook using one password protected page.

For example; if you have designed part of your eBook to act as a "demo" version, then -- to access the "Pro" section, a customer would have to click a link to the first page of the "Pro" password protected area.

You would only need to password protect the first page of the "Pro" section. Provided of course that there was no access to the "Pro" section except through the first "Pro" page.

It should also be possible to protect the whole book by just Password Protecting "index.html". However I can't be sure because I've never tried.

I do know you can protect the whole eBook by password protecting a page that comes after after "index.html".


Posted on: 4:08 am on October 1, 2006
Storyman Hi Ron,

I see your point about not having a navigation of any sort and that would result in any pages after a protected page to be unaccessible. Interesting idea.

Of course if there is any navigation, like a TOC, then any page that is not protected is viewable.

Posted on: 8:57 am on October 1, 2006
rlemire How's this for an idea?
If you created your own TOC, one for the "free" section and a duplicate for the "pay to see" section. Then in the "free" version you could disable the links to the "pay to see" section.

Your customers could see the chapters they were missing and it would be more incentive to buy.


Posted on: 4:27 am on October 2, 2006
Storyman You're the man. Excellent.

Posted on: 6:50 am on October 2, 2006

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