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columns using Word for Ebook


 
cher Can anyone guide me in creating columns?  When I save in html, columns vanish.

I'm sure there is a simple command, but I am html challenged.  

Thanks in advance
Cheryl


Posted on: 2:05 pm on April 16, 2003
EBookCompiler In Word, try using a table with invisible borders to make columns - then place your text into the table cells. This worked in the versions of Word that I have tried,

If not the HTML for tables (use a program like Notepad or other plain text editor to insert layout - after finishing in Word)

(TABLE COLS=2)
(TR)
(TD VALIGN=TOP)
Column 1 Text
(/TD)
(TD VALIGN=TOP)
Column 2 Text
(/TD)
(/TR)
(/TABLE)

Use less-than and greater-than signs rather than the brackets ( ) that I used when copying this code


Posted on: 5:34 am on April 17, 2003
cher I'm going to try this in Word, then in something else if it doesn't work.  Thank you for your help.  Have also considered FP2000 to do it, but did not know if ActivEbook would accept anything besides PP or Word ????

Anyway, I'll play with it a bit and see if I can get something to work.  You know me...if I can't get it to work, I'll be back ...  
Cheryl


Posted on: 5:56 am on April 17, 2003
cher I also have Cute Html...Just have never used it.  Would that work with ebook creation also?  

Cheryl


Posted on: 5:59 am on April 17, 2003
KC I've never use Cute HTML but I *can* vouch for 1st Page 2000. Various parts of your code will show up in different colours, which is very helpful when you're learning, but you can also click the preview button (F12) to make sure the page shows as intended before you compile.

You can get it free at:

http://www.evrsoft.com/download


Posted on: 2:39 pm on April 17, 2003
EBookCompiler Actually pretty much any HTML editing program should work

The main problem you tend to run into is when images are put in other folders.  FrontPage seems to like putting images in various subfolders, unless you use various tricks to tell it not to - search the forums for many discussions on FrontPage - i.e. it can work, but you need to understand what is going on to make it work for images.

If you check over other old threads various other HTML programs come up from time to time in discussion.  I seem to remember reading about Homesite (spelling?) and NetObjects Fusion (spelling?) for example.

A free program you can find and seems to work okay is Arachnophilia (search google or various freeware archives).  Another program, one my fiance likes, is CoffeeCup - which is not free, but is cheap - when she first downloaded it, it had a free trial.

The main issues you tend to run into are

1. some programs: images are put by the editor in various other folders, example: FrontPage tends to do this

and/or

2. some programs allow you to link images/files in any folder, which will appear to work on your PC, but could produce a broken (missing images etc) web site or ebook - in this case you need to look carefully at how the program generates HTML code.  

There is an article about missing images in the tips section ofwww.ebookcode.comwhich explains about how these images can go "missing"


Posted on: 3:59 pm on April 17, 2003
cher Thanks, Sunnil and KC...

I'm going to first try to make Word work.  Was so easy the first time.  If I can just get the "invisible" table...haven't figured out how to do that one yet...then I should be all set!  I hope, I hope, I hope...  
Cheryl


Posted on: 6:15 pm on April 17, 2003
EBookCompiler Try making a normal table, and then see if you can turn off the cell borders

I think in Word, at least in some versions/settings, the edges of the table are marked with dotted lines when editing, but these don't show when you save into HTML


Posted on: 12:45 am on April 18, 2003

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