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Impega2 Hi Folks,

I am sure this has been answered many times before, so apologies in advance for the repetition.

I am helping a friend compile an e-book using this software. We have followed through the trial e-book instructions to the letter, and have source files etc set up. However when selecting Run on the Build menu, the message displayed says Build Successful, but book does not open. Is there something simple I am missing, or is there something else I should be doing.

With many thanks in advance.

Impega


Posted on: 10:46 am on December 23, 2007
RiffRaff I've copied the info below from one of my earlier replies to somebody (from memory) having the same problem...Give it a whirl and see where you get to?

To experiment, just use two of your ebook html files to begin with....it'll be quicker, and once you find where the problem lies, you'll be able to add your other pages.

Until you get your book "up and running", don't bother about the password business....that can also be adjusted later as well.

Call the first of your pages index.html, the other page1.html
Move 'em into a folder, together with any graphics that might appear on those pages.
Run Activ.
It'll open on the e-book info tab.
Double-click anywhere in the white area - that'll allow you to enter the book title, author name, etc.
Click on the User Interface tab, and double on the white.
Choose which buttons you want - next, back....whatever.
Click the Files tab.
See the magnifying glass icon, to the right of the blue cross on the toolbar? Click it....and find the folder that you've stored your pair of HTML pages.
Those files are now in the white area....
Click the Index.html file
In "Title", repeat the name of the file - Index.html.
Bang a tick in "Table of Contents".
Click page 1.html
In "Title", repeat the name of the file - 1.html....
Click the Output tab...
Double-click the white area....pick a name and folder for your book.
See the Spanner icon on the toolbar? Click it....and that'll compile your 2 page book...... and try to run it.
I'm sure to have forgotten something, but see how you go.
If all OK, good....start adding your other files in the same fashion, testing/saving as you go.
Let us know how you're getting along on this forum, but don't worry about asking seemingly "dumb" questions.....you should see some of mine!


Posted on: 9:53 pm on December 23, 2007
rlemire Impega2;

You didn't mention any error messages so it sounds like you're missing something basic.

Make sure that your "Start Up" Initial Window Size is not set to "Minimize". This will start the eBook in a minimized condition that can sometimes be confusing.

If that doesn't solve your problem, try starting over with a very simple one page ebook, for example: just an "index.html" page that contains a few lines of text.

Make sure there are no security settings and the "Start Up" window size is set to maximize.

Once you get an eBook successfully compiled you can begin adding the information and changes you want.

Ron


Posted on: 9:58 pm on December 23, 2007

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