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thorfour Thought I could insert some instructional popups in an
e-book, but not sure how that can be done.

Posted on: 5:14 am on September 8, 2002
ebookpro I haven't tried adding pop-ups to an ebook before, but ebook compilers do function the same way as a browser.  Therefore, you should be able to add the javascript in your html page before compiling it.  Once the user opens your ebook, they should be able to access the pop-ups.

Sunil may have more experience with pop-ups in case you need the exact code... but I definitely think it is possible.

Eva :-)

Posted on: 6:24 am on September 11, 2002
EBookCompiler I think it should be the same as on a web site - use Javascripts

If it's an ebook page being popped, rather than a web link, if using Activ 4.22, you might need to set HTML Protection = Low in Advanced Security,

If you need help with Popups try PopupMaster Pro

I wrote a review of it here:

Posted on: 1:13 pm on September 11, 2002
MartinB Here's the code I use for popups. Works great on internal pages or from a website. Never had to change any settings to use it:

In between your head tags:

<SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
<!-- hide javascript
var parameters = 'resizable=no,top=0,left=0,scrollbars=no,menubar=no,status=no,width=290,height=230';
function popup(link) {
win = window.open(link,'',parameters);

Change the var parameters= line to suit.

Then, to pop your window from elsewhere on your page, simply use this:

<a href="javascript:popup('pagetoopen.htm')">Click here for more info...</a>

If the page you're popping up is internal just use the page name (whateveritis.htm). If it's an external website then use the full URL.

And if you want the popup to appear without a link being clicked, ie. as soon as a particular page is opened, add this to your body tag instead of the link:


Or use onUnload="popup();" to popup the window when they leave a particular page.

Hope that helps.


(Edited by MartinB at 4:39 am on Oct. 18, 2002)

Posted on: 4:28 am on October 18, 2002
MartinB Blargh! I thought the &lt; and &gt; would ensure that the code displayed properly above. Just replace &lt; with < and &gt; with >

Posted on: 4:32 am on October 18, 2002

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