Advanced CD DVD functions
With a little additional effort, advanced users can take advantage of the capability of running external files or programs on CD (click here to see how
). This is very useful and permits you to use iPer Hyper Publish PRO as an “hypertext glue” for projects built with different programs (for example you can write a descriptive hypertext that will run some third-part exes, some external files; you can even ask the user to run the setup.exe
of external programs required to read some files, such as Acrobat, DirectX, and so on...).
Advanced users can also setup things in order to allow the user to read some hypertext documents directly from the CD (click here to see how
A great feature for each CD / DVD built with HP is the built-in keyword search and full-text search capability (click here to know more
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 (and the file testup.aeh -or whatever- is correctly placed), they will get the update on their hard disk.
In case you want to update just a section of your work, you may divide the work into several separated hypertext documents (you can insert several hypertexts within the project; they can be linked with the hypertext-to-hypertext links available with Insert >Link, second tab).
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