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cman Hi, I have downloaded the evaluation version of Activ E-book and have played with it a little bit.  I like what it has to offer.

I was wondering if there is a way to expand the search functionality.  My objective is to define search form fields and search the pages of the e-book based on those fields (much like a database).  The built-in functionality only has one search field.

It looks like I can make a form page easy enough.  I am wondering if I can tag certain pages or even objects on a page and then have the search engine look for those criteria.  Perhaps, I can search the keywords.

Here is a simple example:
The e-book would list universities.  I list a program name and its cost.  Then I would like to search based on either or both criteria.  With something like cost, I would like to enter a range.

I may be asking a lot, and I realize a database would be better suited, but I like the idea of an e-book for this particular idea.

Thank you.

Posted on: 12:45 am on April 13, 2007
Storyman Hi cman,

The first thing that came to mind is to use javascript to load an associated array. The programming is a little involved and you might want to consider putting out a bid on one of the freelance boards for the project. Keep in mind that the javascript only need to run on IE, which simplifies things somewhat.

Interesting idea. Let us know how it works out.

Posted on: 2:46 am on April 13, 2007

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