Activ E-Book might not work with some really old versions but it works with IE v5+ including Vista. Like most non-microsoft software the Vista UAC system makes using Activ E-Book difficult. Vista users will need to activate and run the program with administrator status (or disable the UAC system).
Activ E-Book (like the eBooks it compiles) will need a valid password "key" for each computer it's run on.
BTW: One solution to use Activ on two computers would be to register the Activ E-Book program on your main working computer and have an unregistered version on your secondary machine. This will allow you to work on either machine but you can only legally compile a distribution eBook from the registered version.
Thanks, rlemire, but I notice the demo version only allows you to have 24 files (although it states 25 files??) in your folder that's going to be compiled. This is a problem; how many ebooks are made up of less then 25 files? That includes ALL html and jpg files!! Guess I still have a problem!!
To compile a large eBook you need a registered version of Activ E-Book but you can work on small sections of the eBook using the demo version on a second computer. All you need to do is think outside the box a little.
For example if your eBook has 10 chapters maybe you can work on one or two chapters at a time using the demo version. After those are complete you can work on the next one or two chapters. Just make sure the section you are working on has less than 24 files.
You can use real or dummy "index.html" pages to contain menus, links, etc. Creative thinking is the order of the day.
Thanks! Yup, did that on the one I'm put'n together now - but didn't think I had'a get re- 'ed-a-cated' again? "Think outside the box"? H__k, I had trouble "..thinking inside the box" 50 years ago!! But enjoy working with this compiler.
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