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What about Mac users


 
HalinaGold Hi
I'm in the process of making my very new e-book. Having almost nothing to invest with, I decided to use a compiler that could provide most features and lowest cost. Active compiler is absolutely the winner, great features I think. Also, I like the fact that people wouldn't have to download anything extra in order to read the book. But, this means Mac users can't read my book right? I'm not too happy about it, but PDF just seemed to expensive and to difficult for me at the moment. Plus,  some people would have problems downloading Acrobat reader. Have any of you done any testing (or thinking) about this? What impact does it have to have chosen a Windows-only compiler? Or maybe there is  a solution out there so that Mac useres could read it after all??

Looking forward to your suggestions

Best wishes

Halina (Denmark)


Posted on: 1:51 pm on September 10, 2002
EBookCompiler Mac is only a small percentage of Internet users

See for example
http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2002/September/os.php

Activ E-Book is for Windows only

Some reasons to use ebookcompiler
1. Passwords, scripting, splash screens forms,etc
2. Re-use HTML you use on your web site, or if you prefer HTML
3. The optional multi-media add-onhttp://www.ebookpower.com
4. Rebranding

Some reasons to use Acrobat
1. Mac
2. You need it to print precisely (HTML used in ebookcompiler does not control printing exactly)

I am sure there are more on both sides.  The answer is to use what you feel comfortable with, has the features you want, and allows you to deliver the type of product you want to your end-users in a time & cost you can afford.

In other words, make a choice based on what factors you consider most important to you.


Posted on: 2:08 pm on September 10, 2002

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