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Fast Ebook Compiler

By Arch / Web Space Station Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
The shareware version of this utility imposes several limitations, so we couldn't test the majority of its features (including password protection and expiration). Fast Ebook Compiler is designed to convert HTML files into a stand-alone executable e-book. It does a middling job. The program's wizardlike interface is very clear, yet not powerful enough to easily manage complex trees of HTML documents. As for its main function, Fast Ebook Compiler converts HTML into e-books at a decent speed, but we weren t impressed with the results. When we tried to convert a sophisticated, image-rich HTML manual, the program corrupted the internal structure of the documents so we couldn t navigate the e-book using hyperlinks. Fast Ebook Compiler may be all right for simple collections of HTML documents, but we wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wants to convert a large Web site.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added June 18, 2003
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 18,946
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

A perfect tool for electronic publishing, Fast Ebook Compiler produces a compressed, encrypted, and virus-protected e-book in an executable file that does not require any installation or additional viewer/reader software. Fast Ebook Compiler supports all the power of HTML, plus an unlimited number of Web links, images, sounds, movies, and Flash animations. Other features include a custom splashscreen displayed at the start-up of an e-book, custom icons for e-books, a customizable e-book toolbar, adjustable e-book access restriction (expiration period and/or registration key), and password protection.