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Problem at start-up


 
wbickle My first attempt at an eBook starts with the page index on the left edge.  After a second or two, that disappears and is replaced by the classic "URL page cannot be displayed."

Where did that come from, and how do I get rid of it?

TIA

Bill


Posted on: 10:42 am on March 29, 2008
rlemire Bill;

Your post is too vague for anyone to be of much help. however,

An HTML based eBook is very much like building a web site. and "double-clicking" on the "index.html" should open the file in your default browser - displaying it as if it were on a web site. The trick with building a web site (or an eBook) is that all of the content (including other web pages, images, videos, sound files etc.) must be in the root directory. For Activ E-Book that root directory is the "Source" folder.

From your description it appears that your index page is somehow trying to load and display some additional content (that should be in the "Source" folder) - or - it is trying to display some Internet online content that is not available.

You need to re-examine your index file and your eBook construction.

Ron


Posted on: 4:58 pm on March 29, 2008
wbickle Well, it looks like my "PDF to HTML"conversion utility was something less than perfect, shall we say?  

Anybody got a suggestion as a strategy for generating an eBook with good piracy protection, when starting with a PDF file?

Bill


Posted on: 9:21 pm on March 30, 2008
rlemire Bill;

You could have a look at HYPrLock. It was designed for protecting PDF files with Activ E-Book.

Ron


Posted on: 5:28 pm on March 31, 2008
wbickle Thanks, Ron.

I purchased the product, and I think it will work, although it's very un-intuitive, and not so much technically demanding as it is under-documented.

Bill


Posted on: 1:32 pm on April 1, 2008
rlemire Bill;

It's been my experience that today's computer users no longer know how to read manuals. My tutorials are full of pictures and simple instructions for that reason.. and still I spend most of my time explaining simple things like "What is a folder?"..

The reason I state you need intermediate or advanced computer skills is not because the program is particularly difficult to use -- it's just that you are required to read.

I'm sure you see the irony of this...

Ron


Posted on: 3:27 pm on April 1, 2008

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