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What HTML Executable basically does


HTML Executable is a software that compiles websites into standalone Windows applications (.exe files). These applications embed the website into a custom web browser, enabling end users to browse the website as if they were using their regular web browser, but without requiring an internet connection or a web server. Importantly, source files such as HTML pages, JavaScript files, images, etc. are securely embedded within the application and are not accessible to the end user, preventing them from being copied. In addition to this, HTML Executable offers content protection and licensing features to further secure the packaged website, so that you can even earn money from your websites, ebooks and much more.


Navigating through the interface


In HTML Executable, a "publication" or "ebook" means a compiled website. We will therefore use these words to designate the application running your website and created by you with HTML Executable.


  HTML Executable uses ribbons: all related features are grouped into pages belonging to one of the five following ribbons or tabs: File Manager, Application Settings, Application Behavior, Security and Application Output.



Under "File Manager" you can manage files that will be compiled into your ebook / publication. It works like Windows Explorer with a tree displaying the different folders on the left and on the right the files inside the selected folder. You can add/remove/edit files and configure their properties.

The "Application Settings", "Application Behavior", "Security" ribbons are the heart of HTML Executable: they contain all of the features that let you customize the behavior and appearance of your ebook.

Finally with the "Application Output" ribbon, you can access the options related to the way HTML Executable will output the publication .exe file.


  To navigate between the ribbons, click on the desired tab at the top of the main window.


  Standard and additional commands such as Load/Save Project and Build options are available by clicking the File Menu button: 


  Shortcuts are available in the window's bar:  New Project, Load Project, Save Project, Compile Publication, Run Publication.


Starting your first project


Each time you open HTML Executable, it displays the welcome page where you can decide to create a new project or load an existing one.


At any time, if you have questions, do not hesitate to see the FAQ section, this documentation, the website, or post your questions to the user forum where you can share your feedback.


  Always begin a new publication by creating a project in order to keep your settings so that you don't have to configure them again each time.


You can also start a new project by importing an HTML Help file (.chm) using the free CHM To Exe add-on: select "File|Convert HTML Help..." in HTML Executable.


Or if you `have an ebook in EPUB format`, use our free add-on EPub to APP to import it in HTML Executable.


  See a video tutorial online about making ebooks from PDF files with HTML Executable


  Creating a project


  Frequently Asked Questions