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i want to create an Ebook compiler , so that i will be able to develope and create Ebooks by myself , please do not ask me to download an ebook compiler , I want to develope one by meself


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Which ebook format?
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the HTML Format
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What source formats do you want to support, i. e. from which formats do you want to convert to HTML?
HTML is not an ebook format. HTML is usually a source format for converting into an ebook format like Mobipocket, MS Reader and some other ebook formats.
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sorry : it's MS Reader
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The HTML can be converted to MS Reader .lit format with the conversion tool from MS. I have done that already myself from Delphi. It is a COM object so it is rather easy to do. I will post the relevant parts here later.

The other question i asked is still unanswered. Which formats do you want to convert into HTML?
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Ok , then what i want ( ebook ) is like like this One :http://www.htmlexe.com/   ( HTML Executable )
so normally the format will be .exe
i hope i answered your question .

many thanks robert_marquardt
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I give up. You cannot describe what you really want.
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why i think i gave you an exemple of what i want to do  ( HTML Executable ) , is that incorrect or what

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by:DeltaAziz
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Hi

Two ways:
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Embed all your HTML + related files (*.gif *.jpg..) in resource
when your eBook.EXE run it read them from resource  then display
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pack all your files in one file using Zlib for example
add them to the end of your eBookEXE (seen as Overlay)
when you execute the eBook.exe it seek his end and read the Overlay file, decompress and display

hope this helps
Rgards

DeltaAziz
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I forgot about this thread. This HTML Executable is in fact mostly a wrapper around the Internet Explorer. This product does not make sense at all. The Microsoft help format .chm is already HTML in a single file and can be displayed by the Internet Explorer. The tool to create .chm files is freely available from Microsoft.
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