Three types of ebooks and digital publications in one product

  Several choices of ebook typesHTML Executable is currently the sole HTML compiler that creates three types of ebooks and electronic publications: Self-Extracting, WebBrowser (Internet Explorer) and built-in HTML Viewer.

Each publication type has its own features and functionality, making HTML Executable the most versatile HTML compiler: you can choose the publication type that suits your needs.

3 kinds of publications
  • Self-Extracting publications are ideal for their small size and if you have to work with the latest HTML technologies like Flash, Java, DHTML, scripting support (JavaScript...), XML. They require a Web browser on the destination computer (like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera...) or they can work with a portable web browser. Use Self-Extracting publications to quickly create archives of your websites for example.
     
  • Built-in HTML Viewer publications have built-in HTML browser functionality and are similar to Web browsers because users are familiar with the navigation interface. They do not require any external Web browser and can run on any computer with or without a Web browser: therefore, they are truly stand-alone.
     
  • WebBrowser publications are similar to HTML Viewer publications; they feature their own browser based on the Webbrowser ActiveX control that shares the same engine as Internet Explorer. Thus, they provide better compatibility with websites as you can use HTML 4.0 (or HTML5 + CSS3 if you have a recent Windows version or with IE9), DHTML, JavaScript, Flash, video, audio, CSS and some Java applets... Since the Webbrowser ActiveX control is a part of the Microsoft Windows operating system, end users are able to view your ebooks even if Internet Explorer itself is not installed.

 Click here for a feature table to compare the differences between the ebook types

Stand-Alone HTML Viewer Features

Although they do not have the same features as Internet Explorer, built-in HTML Viewer publications, made with HTML Executable are still compatible with a lot of websites, as they have built-in support for:

  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Frames
  • Bitmap, GIF, JPEG, and PNG Images
    • Animated GIFs
    • Transparent images
    • Support for PNG partial transparency (alpha channel)
    • Left and right floating images
    • Image sizing attributes
    • Client side image maps
  • Large HTML files
  • HTML Tables
  • HTML Forms
  • Font sizes, styles, and colors with HTML tags or default settings
  • Background colors and images
  • Formatted printing of the HTML document
  • Print preview
  • Search engine
  • Favorites
  • Copy to clipboard
  • Subscripts and superscripts
  • Adobe Flash support (player required)
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF support (built-in reader)
  • Flash video FLV support
  • Support for displaying any ActiveX control (experimental feature)