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Removing the "ebook"

Sly9er Is there a way to remove or disable the word "ebook" from any and all situations that may arise while my readers are reading my ebooks.

I am creating software with Activ Ebook Compiler and would rather not have the word "ebook" show up in error messages, prompts, and such.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance - I hope. :-)

Posted on: 11:41 pm on May 21, 2007
rlemire Sly9er;

Similar questions have been covered in this forum before. I don't know how relevant to your problem this solution is but I hope it helps.

When you open the Activ E-Book menu item Edit/User Interface -- at the bottom is a selection for Language and an Edit button. If you click the Edit button and enter a "new" name for your Language file i.e. "English2" and click OK -- you will see a list of the English Language commands and alert boxes.

This file is used to create different Language commands for Activ E-Book but if you simply change the wording of the "Alert" boxes for example, you can replace the word "eBook" for "Program" etc. Now when you save these changes your program will use this ( new Language File ) and display the wording you want.

You'll need to browse through the list and find the entries you want to change. For example select item number 85 "&Search this E-Book" and change the wording to "&Search this Program" and click "OK". That way, in your "Language", the word E-Book doesn't exist.


Posted on: 4:18 am on May 23, 2007
Sly9er Excellent Ron,

Thank you VERY much!

One of the errors I get sometimes is that the "ebook" is still running or shutting down, please what for another minute or so before trying again.

If I could change that message, it would be awesome.

I will check this out and post back to you.

Since you were so helpful to me, and anyone else that reads this post, I'll share something too that others may find useful, or not.  :-)

Be careful when you are using a batch file and making it run from the add ins "exit" function.

If your batch file depends on your ebook actually being stopped, and your ebook is a big one, you may need to add a delay to your batch file because larger ebooks take longer to shut down.

Shutting down is not "instant" with larger ebooks.

You can check this easy enough by doing the old "control+alt+delete" move to view the processes that are currently running.

Hope this tidbit/warning is helpful.


Posted on: 5:48 am on May 23, 2007
Sly9er Well,

I did as rlemire had suggested and removed all references to "ebook" from the user interface language text.

But I just saw that message again.

"A copy of the E-Book appears to be running, but it's window could not be found......"

Does anyone know how to get rid of this message? And others I suppose?

Real Bummer.

How come Sunil never answers replies here?


Posted on: 5:15 pm on May 28, 2007
rlemire Sly9er:

That particular message looks like it's a MicroSoft Windows message (outside Activ E-Book control). I'd concentrate on the root cause of the message rather than the wording. If you can solve why the message is shown it should disappear.

BTW: This forum is basically a "user" forum. Sunil occasionally answers questions but does not constantly monitor the day to day posts.


Posted on: 9:43 pm on May 28, 2007
Sly9er I know what the cause is.

And the prompt is exactly right: "A copy of the E-Book appears to be running, but it's window could not be found..."

There is more to the message than that, but I just wanted to give you the jist of it.

The reason it is still running is because it takes a few moments to shut completely down.

If you do the old control alt delete trick you will see it still running under processes.

When this issue happens is when you shut down the ebook and then try to turn it right back on again.

(this is something my customers will do, believe me).

I suppose it is a variant of a share violation type of thing.

But I don't think this is a MicroSoft message.

If it were, the message would speak of an application, rather than an ebook.

After all the ebook IS an exe application, correct?

So I wish Sunil would get in here so we could address this.

Posted on: 10:18 pm on May 28, 2007

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