The steps following
Window Type will differ depending on your
You must select a Window Type for your e-book.
Selecting a Normal Window will allow you and your reader the
most flexibility. Normal windows can be resized and maximized
to full screen. You can customize the button bar, and even
replace them with your own buttons.
Selecting Shaped Window will let you choose from several attractive
Skins which are included with eBookGold. Skins
have fixed dimensions, so your reader will not be able to resize the window.
Using a Shaped Window with fixed dimensions, you will know exactly how the
layout of your book appears on your readers screen. This is ideal for
presentation style books. With a Normal Window, text and images will
adjust to use all of the available window space.
Selecting a Shaped Window
Using the Green Steel skin, the fixed area available to display
your HTML would be 550x420 pixels
If you select a Shaped Window, the
above screen will appear in the Next Step.
Select a Skin from the drop down
list. A thumbnail is displayed, or you can click Preview to see
Make note of the HTML Area co-ordinates.
Ideally, your pictures, media and tables should be sized to fit within these
dimensions. If they are not, scroll bars will automatically be
displayed for your viewer, but the overall window size will not
Assorted SKIN styles
a Normal Window
In this example, the window will start at 640x480 pixels, and can be
resized by the reader.
If you select a Normal Window, the above
Window Configuration screen will be the
Maximized will start
your book full-screen on your readers computer. Custom
allows you to specify the size of the window.
By default the Close,
Maximize and Minimize buttons will be shown. You can turn each
off by removing the check.
Five options are available for your
Border Type. See the below table for comparison.
The default type is Sizeable
which allows your reader to maximize, minimize and resize your e-book
Max and Minimize
Most modern computers have
screen resolutions of 800x600 or 1024x768 pixels. Selecting a window
size larger than these dimensions may cause you book to display incorrectly.
Customizing the Toolbar and Buttons (Normal Window)
You can modify the
toolbar to suit your needs, or even replace the
buttons with your own.
The Buttons screen is
visible if you are using a Normal Window type. You can
customize how the toolbar is displayed to your reader, and what buttons will be
There are ten button
positions available. The default layout can be seen in the above
screen. Buttons are similar in appearance to those used in popular
Because your e-book will function in much the
same way as a web page, these will allow your reader to navigate easily.
You can completely disable the toolbar
(so your reader only has the "close" button in the window) by
Show toolbar. You can make the buttons appear flat
by selecting Flat buttons.
toolbar can be placed on the top, left, right or bottom of the window.
Change this by selecting a position from the Toolbar Placement
button functions are available on the toolbar.
If you would like to change
the function of a button, begin by clicking it's icon. Changes
made will affect that button only.
Once you select a button, you can:
Remove a button: Click the small
to the FAR left of the toolbar.
Change a button's action: Choose a
new action from the Selected Button Action drop-down list.
Replace the default icon with your
own: Check Use a custom image, then click Custom Image to locate the
.bmp or .ico file on your hard disk.
Change the button size: Use this
to accommodate your custom buttons. The default size is 30 x 30 pixels.
In a later step you will set
your copyright options. If you choose to disable your reader's
ability to print your pages, the Print button will automatically not be