eBook Scripts
create your own search form.


Create your own Search form.

The script and ideas in this article, contributed by e-business Consultant, Shane McMurray

Shane McMurray is currently the Production Control Manager for HealthTrio Inc. and an independent E-Business innovator. He presently works on two major E-Business projects; including an enterprise-level healthcare application for HealthTrio Inc. and an online document management system for the State of Arizona's Court of Appeals Division II.

Website: http://www.shanemcmurray.com
Email: shane@shanemcmurray.com


This script embeds a search function as part of an HTML page in your e-book. This differs from the normal search function in that the search form appears on one or more pages of your e-book as opposed to on a dialog box.

  1. In one or more of your HTML files add the following code (adding any cosmetic formatting as necessary).

  2. Using a text editor, create a text file called search.as and place it in the same folder as your HTML code:

  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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