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Form for HTML autorun CD?

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Orv
I have a database set up where I want to export the records to a cd. I
want to be able to create an autorun cd and have it based on HTML so
when it opens, the user can click on various links and it will show them
the corresponding record.

Any ideas? A template or merge would be great as not all the records
from the DB would be going on the CD.

TIA,

Orv
Sep 4 '07 #1
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On Sep 3, 7:22 pm, "Orv" <pcbid...@hotmale.comwrote:
I have a database set up where I want to export the records to a cd. I
want to be able to create an autorun cd and have it based on HTML so
when it opens, the user can click on various links and it will show them
the corresponding record.

Any ideas? A template or merge would be great as not all the records
from the DB would be going on the CD.

TIA,

Orv
I don't believe that HTML will do this. An autorun cd has a special
binary file that is automatically loaded when the CD is first run.
This file is created by a compiler/packager like Visual Basics'
Package and Deployment Wizard. Also, if there are records on the CD,
what format are they in? Are they part of a database, or are they
individual files? What kind of records are they? You will have to
have some compiled software to run/show them.

Sep 4 '07 #2

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Several concepts to digest.

1. Autorun.inf off a CD - that's plain text file that specifies what
to run when a CD is inserted into a drive. Some people have disabled
their autorun.

2. You may want to autorun a html file - you gotta check that this
works via autorun.inf and some people may have different browsers as
default.

3. Your HTML file - in my mind, there is a table of contents webpage -
a list of links. you click on a link and it takes you to another page
which has details. So you have one webpage and then many subsequent
webpages, each comprising the additional info for that link.

4. The Single Record webpages:
VBA programming etc...
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/ac...CH063648341033
or XSLT programming
see http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...ffice.10).aspx
or

5. The Table of Contents webpage:
VBA programming etc...
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/ac...CH063648341033
or XSLT programming
see http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...ffice.10).aspx
or
or
HTML templating.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ac...692641033.aspx

But the links in that TOC must be relative to the TOC webpage rather
than absolute because you can't expect everyone to have the same CD
drive letter.

Sep 5 '07 #3

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Hi Orv,

I am probably going to get all sorts of flaming for even suggesting
this, but I believe that Frontpage has the ability to produce a CD
'from' a website design that you have. All you would then
theoretically have to do is change the MDB file to the new one each
time you want to send out an update...

Just a thought - might be worth checking out.

Cheers

The Frog

Sep 5 '07 #4

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On Sep 5, 8:52 pm, The Frog <Mr.Frog.to....@googlemail.comwrote:
Hi Orv,

I am probably going to get all sorts of flaming for even suggesting
this, but I believe that Frontpage has the ability to produce a CD
'from' a website design that you have. All you would then
theoretically have to do is change the MDB file to the new one each
time you want to send out an update...
Frontpage creates websites that are either static HTML or dynamic HTML
using server side ASP vbscript.
The static HTML well, that's already discussed above, and the server
side dynamic HTML well, you can't run that from a CD - you need:
IIS webserver + ADO and Jet engine installed and running on the target
machine.

If you want to run dynamic serverside HTML, you'll need to put on the
CD, a webserver that supports ASP scripting and has ADO and Jet -
there is one free webserver that does that DWebPro but that's quite a
bit more engine you're shipping than just static HTML.

Ananda

Sep 5 '07 #5

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Orv
Thanks for the help.

I think some of your tips will help.

I am aware of how to create webpages, autorun cd's, etc..

I probably needed to be more clear... I have cases that I manage (names,
addresses, dates, file numbers, notes, pictures, etc..). I track all this in
my DB. What I want to do is take one case with all the info from above and
create an autorun cd. I just figured html (maybe using merge) would be the
easiest thing to use. I was thinking of usinghtml frames where the user
would click on a link (on the main page) and it would show the relevant
information. I'm sure there is a way to save/export a report (from a query)
to html. However, if there was a template of sorts it would make it much
easier when making say 10 CD's for 10 different cases (rather than putting
each case/CD together seperately).

-Orv
"AnandaSim" <An*******@gmail.comwrote in message
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On Sep 5, 8:52 pm, The Frog <Mr.Frog.to....@googlemail.comwrote:
>Hi Orv,

I am probably going to get all sorts of flaming for even suggesting
this, but I believe that Frontpage has the ability to produce a CD
'from' a website design that you have. All you would then
theoretically have to do is change the MDB file to the new one each
time you want to send out an update...

Frontpage creates websites that are either static HTML or dynamic HTML
using server side ASP vbscript.
The static HTML well, that's already discussed above, and the server
side dynamic HTML well, you can't run that from a CD - you need:
IIS webserver + ADO and Jet engine installed and running on the target
machine.

If you want to run dynamic serverside HTML, you'll need to put on the
CD, a webserver that supports ASP scripting and has ADO and Jet -
there is one free webserver that does that DWebPro but that's quite a
bit more engine you're shipping than just static HTML.

Ananda

Sep 5 '07 #6

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