Icon / Version

Applies to Self-Extracting, HTML Viewer, IE Browser publications.

When compiling your publication or ebook, HTML Executable creates a single executable file, ready to be distributed. The majority of Windows executable files (PE format) contain a resource section that stores version information, icons, cursors, string tables… This page allows you to customize some of these resources to insert your own logo and copyright information.

Changing the icon of the EXE file

HTML Executable has the ability to change the default icon of the executable file. You can replace the default icon by specifying the path to another icon file (it must be a true icon file, .ico extension). HTML Executable supports any icon image such as 32x32, 16 colors or 48x48, 256 colors: if you need to create or extract icons easily, then try GConvert: our companion tool lets you extract icons or convert images into icons.


  • The icon file should be available as an external file when the publication is being compiled.
  • Path variables like [PROJECTPATH] are allowed.
  • Some icon files that you can use are available in the Resources subfolder of HTML Executable.

Version Information

The version information of an executable program is a special resource section that contains such information about the file as its version number, its intended operating system, its original filename, its copyright information… This information is then included in the compiled code. When version information is included, end users can right-click the program icon and select Properties to display the version information (or press ALT+ENTER in Explorer).

HTML Executable allows you to insert your own version information in the EXE file:

  • Company Name: name of your company

  • E-Mail Address: an email address where your customers can reach you

  • Web Homepage: URL to your website or homepage

  • Legal Copyright: will appear under the “Legal Copyright” entry. Enter your own copyright such as “Copyright 2005 by Yourself. All rights reserved.”

  • File Description: should be the description of your publication contents.

  • Version number: the current release number of your .exe file. The format must be X.X.X.X where X is a number, such as

  • Product number: the current release number of your publication. Same format as above.

  • Legal Trademarks: the text that will appear in the “Legal Trademarks” field. This can be changed only if you have purchased the No Branding option.

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