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javascript button event handlers


JavaScript Button Event Handlers

John Dodson Content and ideas in this article, contributed by John Dodson of Microcreations.

"I got out of the Army after 10 years as a Military Policeman.  I spent the last 2 years in the Army teaching basic computer programs such as MS Office and making various web sites for the Army.  Since I got out, I have taught myself JavaScript and I am learning Python 2.2 in my spare time."


This script demonstrates one possible method of using JavaScript button events to control Activ Scripts linked of a form's buttons.

  1. In the <HEAD> section of one of your HTML files add the following code.

  2. In the <BODY> section include the following:

    This example opens Notepad from the e-book, but modifying the example could enable to other things.

  3. It is also possible to set up more than one button that does different things then they will have to do something like this:

  4. Editor's Note: Another method of implementing the same/similar functionality would be to use the METHOD= parameter of the <FORM> to run a script (similar to the example in the Help). Additionally instead of using window.location to run Activ Scripts, this could be done using window.external.ActivRun.

  1. This script has been tested with Activ E-Book Compiler versions 4.20, 4.21 and 4.22 (4.22 is the latest version at the time of writing). It is possible that changes might be required for e-books made with subsequent versions.

  2. This script will not work with versions of Activ E-Book Compiler prior to 4.20.


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