You can also use RocketWriter to create a RocketEdition that captures
information from the Web. When you view this kind of RocketEdition on your
Rocket eBook, the hyperlinks can be active, just as they would be on your
browser. But the linked information that comes from other files is only included
when you choose the "follow links" option.
NOTE: Web pages with a lot of fancy formatting, like tables
or entry forms, won't convert as well as pages with standard, paragraph-style
text. The quality of graphic images depends on the technical details of how they
1. Pick a Web site with information you'd like to have on your Rocket eBook.
Use your Internet browser to find the URL of the Web site you want to
capture. For example, you could try using RocketWriter on an online newspaper
such as the Palo Alto Weekly Online Edition at whitehouse.gov.
2. Use RocketWriter to create a RocketEdition from the Web site.
- Start up your RocketLibrarian.
- Drag and drop the URL shown in your browser into RocketLibrarian.
(As an alternative to the drag and drop, you could also select "Import from
URL" from the RocketLibrarian Title menu, and then copy and paste the URL into
the text entry box that appears.)
NOTE: The current version of RocketWriter doesn't handle
"frames." If the URL you chose contains any frames (visually partitioned-off
panels), you'll need to use the URL for the particular frame you'd like to
If you are using Netscape Communicator: point to the frame
you want and click the right mouse button. Select Open Frame in New Window. Then
drag and drop the URL of this window into RocketLibrarian.
If you are using Internet Explorer: point to the frame you
want and click the right mouse button. Select Properties. Copy the URL of the
frame displayed in the Address field. Then go to RocketLibrarian, select Import
from URL under the Title menu, and paste the URL you copied.
The RocketWriter dialog box appears and prompts you to enter some basic
information and make two simple formatting choices.
- Enter the document's title.
This is how you'll identify this RocketEdition in your library and on your
Rocket eBook. You can also enter the author's name.
- Click on the "Include Images" and "Follow Links" checkboxes.
NOTE: Not all linked information will be captured, even if
you check the "Follow Links" option. The linked information that is included
comes from files that are stored at the same Web site and in the same folder as
(or in a subfolder of) the URL you selected.
This makes sure that RocketWriter doesn't try pulling the entire Web into a
single RocketEdition. The current size limit of a single RocketEdition is about
3.3MB which means that any single RocketEdition over this limit can't be read on
the Rocket eBook.
- Click OK to convert your document.
A progress box appears to show you what RocketWriter is doing. First it
converts the main file and its images.Then it converts any files linked to the
main page, and their images. Then it converts any files that are linked to
linked files, and so on. The progress box display updates as each element is
If you feel the document is taking too long to convert, click Cancel. Even if
you interrupt RocketWriter, it still creates a usable RocketEdition based on the
information it's converted so far.
(You can also try converting the Web site without checking "Include Images"
or "Follow Links." Including a number of images and/or linked files in your
RocketEdition makes the conversion take longer.)
When the conversion completes, another message box appears to tell you
that the document was added to your library, and to ask if you want to send it
to your Rocket eBook now. If you do:
- Place your Rocket eBook in its docking cradle.
Make sure your Rocket eBook connection is "Ready," as indicated in the
RocketLibrarian message area at the bottom right of the window.
- Click OK to send your document to your Rocket eBook.
Now you can review the Web site information on your Rocket eBook. Just select
from your Bookshelf the title you entered above.