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Creating eBook in html to be used in Activ eBook Compiler


 
Deryn I was given a book written in Word, which I then formatted into an eBook and saved as a pdf.  The person I did it for now wants to have it in Activ eBook Compiler for security reasons.  She has asked me to convert it to html.

I have a Macintosh and am unable to use Activ eBook Compiler but would like to recreate the document in html so that she can have someone put it in Activ.

As I have been unable to view any books created in this program, I am wondering whether anyone can give me hints on how to format it.  The book is a chapter book.  I could create it using css but I'm worried some people might not be able to view it.  I could link the TOC to each chapter as a separate html file.

Basically, I'm wondering if there is any particular format or can it be any way I please (keeping in mind that I am creating it in DreamWeaver, not Activ).

Thanks for any help you can give me.


Posted on: 3:25 am on October 20, 2006
rlemire Hi Deryn;

If your client is happy with the PDF version, could I suggest that you look at HYPrLock  Both HYPrLock programs offer excellent PDF security inside of Activ EBook

Ron


Posted on: 4:46 am on October 20, 2006
Deryn Thanks for the reply.  I've looked at that site and am a little unclear.  Does the pdf have to be in the Activ eBook Compiler and how does that work?

Thanks again.


Posted on: 11:04 am on October 20, 2006
rlemire Deryn;

Activ EBook, in fact any eBook compiler, takes a  collection of files and "wraps" them in a self  contained "exe" shell. Not unlike a self extracting zip file.

In this instance, it's the PDF file that is placed inside the password protected Activ EBook "exe" container. Unfortunately, Activ EBook does not provide any security protection for the PDF file. That's where HYPrLock comes in.

The HYPrLock PDF Encryptor automatically encrypts and decrypts the PDF file using invisible user and owner passwords. PDF files have a poor security reputation because, to open them you have to give someone a password. - who can give it to someone else.  

With HYPrLock that's never a problem because no one ever gets his hands on the password. They never even see the password. Once a PDF file has been encrypted by HYPrLock - it can only be decrypted by HYPrLock.

If the PDF file is inside of a password protected "exe" shell you might wonder why there is a security problem. It just happens that when an Activ EBook is opened, a number of files are placed in a Windows "temp" folder and thats what happens to PDF files. While the PDF file is sitting in the "temp" folder it is vunerable to outside access.

I hope this information helps...


Posted on: 6:41 am on October 21, 2006

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