CD / DVD publishing - autoinstall self-installing CD
With this simple Wizard you can create a CD / DVD that will self-install on the end user PC. The wizard can save all the files you need to burn your CD in a temporary directory. You will simply need to select these files with EasyCD or Nero, then transfer them to a CD. When the user inserts the CD / DVD in the drive, the setup will start and he will see your work without any problems. Click on the image to get Help:
It is possible to give to your users the option to remotely update the document / catalog. This is useful if your hypertext is a business catalog and you want to keep your customers up to date; and for many other purposes...
The process is simple. First, you must know that the updated AEH file should be placed on your web server, with a common FTP software, or with the HyperPublish internal “Generic FTP” feature (available under the Publish menu).
Say the file is testup.aeh, it has been placed within the folder /www/download/up/ of our web server, so it is accessible on the web with http://www.visualvision.com/download/up/testup.aeh
By the way it is not needed that this file is present right now (as it is supposed to be an update, you will create this file in the future, not now). However to place a test file could be useful for you to do some tests, and we say this now to have a file name to be used as example.
Now, you open your current work in HP, you use the Hypertext >Current Hypertext Properties menu, and you tell the program what is the URL path of the folder on your web server where a updated file exists; in our example, this path is http://www.visualvision.com/download/up/
That’s all. This is memorized within the hypertext properties.
Now the CD you will create will contain the update instructions.
The end users of the CD/DVD will be able to just click “File >Automatic update” and, provided that they have a working Internet connection and that your web server is operating properly, they will get the update on their hard disk.
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