I have trashed two weeks trying to figure out how to utilize the Activ / Hyprlock/PDF combination of apps. Rlemire can be very good at responding to these situations but I have been unable to connect. I get no response from goldpanner.
Can anybody shed some light on my problems.
I am attempting to get a secured ebook PDF file into the public for sale. I have two PDF files. One (trial version) is a partial PDF ebook for unsecured download, the other is a complete PDF version which I prefer to secure.
I planned on using the Try/Buy template of HyprPDF.
I need to know the following.
1)Can the PDF file be "print/copy/edit secured" during the PDF output (must have password) without interfering with the HyprPDF password security? This would be different than a securing a file against "opening" with a password which might interfere with Activ or HyprPDF security.
2)Does the PDF file have to be encrypted via HyprPDF before being run through Activ Ebook.
3)Or is the PDF file run through Activ without security, then gets encrypted via HyprPDF and finally utilized in the Buy/Try template.
I know Ron has said repeatedly that you just follow the steps but for me the steps are flat out incomprehensible, for one thing, PDF should be entirely separate in every way from HTML as it is referenced in both HyprPDF and Activ instructions. For example, reference is made to addressing the "first" page of the ebook. I can understand that scenario in an HTML format, but how does that apply to a PDF document?
To begin with, a concise overview of how the project is to proceed in four or five well defined steps would be greatly appreciated. For example;
1) Output text file in PDF format with necessary internal securities in place if needed, such as "no copy".
2) Encrypt outputted PDF file with HyprPDF encryption first, and then run through the Activ compiler.
3)Select HyprPDF "Buy" or "Try" template of your choice and follow tutorial "Setup ???" and "Try/Buy" template using HyprPDF's fake ebook to prove out security and payment structure. In try mode you use one ebook PDF file for a trial version and a separate ebook PDF file for sale.
4)Replace fake HyprPDF ebook PDF files with real ebook PDF files.
Note the first thing I did was stress PDF files because everything in the tutorials seems to be somehow relevant to HTML. Why does HTML have to be mentioned at all. Those references really destroy clarity.
If anybody else has attempted to tackle these two apps at once for a PDF ebook output, please pity me with your experience, advice and direction. I'm killing way too much time on this issue.
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you (Elvis)
(Edited by cjc at 9:13 pm on Jan. 13, 2008)