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Opinions and java help

WhiteRaven Hi all.

Been working with Active E-book, but would like to get opinions on the look of the book. I used 20000 Leagues Under the Sea to test it.

You can get it at:
www.nt.net/~jroberge/leagues.exe(I tested it for viruses, but you should too. )

I only have part one of the book done, but it should give you an idea of the look. I also used "active script for the first 13 pages, so you should see a slight change between page 13 and 14. The active script should save me about 1Kb per page. Which is alot considering the book has 188 page.

I was also wondering if there is anyone on this board that is a javascript pro. I've been trying to figure out how to get a "highlighting pen" and "anotate button" inside the book without much success.

Thank you for your help.


Posted on: 4:54 pm on August 22, 2001
EbookHeaven Hi,

In the main, liked the book, but there was one thing that annoyed me. I have no idea if it can be fixed, it might be the compiler at fault (probably is) but I thought I would bring it up.

I am using a large screen, so I had to zoom in to read the pages comfortably. So, no problem, but when I click a forward arrow to progress to the next page, the magnification is cancelled. I am constantly resetting the magnification (right clicking) and its a pain in the #@@#!

Posted on: 2:21 pm on April 16, 2002
codesavvy One way around the problem of having to set the size for each  page might be using the new (the beta versions of the compiler) Javascript-Activ Script commands for storing and retrieving Activ variables from Javascript. (window.external.ActivSet and window.external.ActivGet)

When the user changes the size of the text, the new size could be stored in an Activ variable and as each new page is loaded, the size could be retrieved from the Activ variable.

I believe the purpose of these commands was to allow variables to be carried from one page to the next, something which cannot be done with straight Javascript.


Posted on: 3:55 am on April 17, 2002
EbookHeaven Hi Ed,

That sounds like it will do the trick. Other than the size thing, I liked the two page layout--I always did like it done that way. I remember there was a lot of speculation about this kind of thing a couple of years ago. It seems that its been solved.

Posted on: 11:40 am on April 17, 2002

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