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paulg Is there a better way to exit an Activ e-book other than closing the Windows window? Ideally hitting the escape key would be good, but a button on the toolbar would be next best.  If a bookmark could be saved at the same time so that the reader returns to the last page viewed when the e-book is next opened ... that would be wonderful.  

I've only just purchased Activ after having a good hard look at the competition and whilst no compiler seems to have every feature that I want, Activ wins head and shoulders above the rest with the flexibility it offers and the support structure. Not to mention the value for money.

Sunil may I suggest that you increase the number of objects allowed in the evaluation version from 10 to say 25? Or alternatively limit to two html pages? Even a simple one-pager with rollover buttons etc generated by something like NetObjects Fusion churns out more than 10 files and it makes it very difficult to test that everything works OK without being tempted to overcome the limitation by underhand methods. I see that several people have fallen foul of this in the past...



Posted on: 9:03 am on December 6, 2001
EBookCompiler Hello Paul - thanks for your kind comments

For the bookmarks and return to last page, check this thread:http://www.ebookfriends.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=1&topic=45

For a key to close the book: ALT+F4

For a button/link to close the book: it's not that easy.  The best way is probably to make a button/link which runs a small external program (you need to make the program in VB, Delphi, C++ or whatever), and the program sends ALT+F4 to the ebook window

For the trial - yes I will be looking at modifying how that works slightly in the next version.

Also in the next version, you should see some additional ways to exit

Posted on: 4:42 pm on December 6, 2001
paulg Excellent, thankyou.

Not that I am desperate to see the next version (it will take me a while to get to grips with the advanced features of the current one!) but purely as a matter of interest, when are you planning to release it?

(Edited by paulg at 5:29 pm on Dec. 6, 2001)

Posted on: 5:28 pm on December 6, 2001
EBookCompiler I hope you're not going to be disappointed, but I am not going to give you an answer quite yet.   I will announce it my newsletter

I will give you a hint...

After a new version seems ready, I usually contact a fairly small number of very experienced users to ask them to check out everything, an "advanced beta" test if you like.   They help by giving a final run-thru, spotting any last minute bugs or adjustments.

While I hope everbody has a really great new year celebration, I do also hope these experienced users do get back into the routine fairly soon after the holidays.

Posted on: 2:11 pm on December 7, 2001

Quote: from EBookCompiler on 2:11 pm on Dec. 7, 2001[br]While I hope everbody has a really great new year celebration, I do also hope these experienced users do get back into the routine fairly soon after the holidays.

Sounds like a memo from the boss!

Posted on: 10:03 pm on December 9, 2001

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