Now updated for ToolBook version 2004 DECAF (TBK 8.9 SP3)!!
Be sure to check out
our TIPS for Upgrading to a new version
of ToolBook also.
Batch DHTML Exporter
Do you have lots of ToolBooks to export at one time.
If you intend to update to ToolBook version 8.9 from
8.6 or 8.6 from
8.5 then you certainly do, because to take advantage of the new features
you need to re-export all of your ToolBook programs. Now with
the batch DHTML Exporter you can export ToolBooks in your sleep :-)
By using this Developer's Exchange Tool
you can easily run several ToolBooks through the export process as a
How Does This FreeBee Work?
Simply open up the Batch DHTML Exporter and follow the instructions on
the screen. You will be asked to add the ToolBook files you wish to
export to the batch list and then you will be brought to the familiar
export screen. Start the exporter and say goodnight to your
computer. In the morning your books should be done - unless they are
really huge, there are lots of them, or they otherwise take an
extraordinary amount of time to export :-(
How Can This FreeBee Be Used?
You can use this FreeBee in your own development of ToolBook projects.
You cannot give away or sell this FreeBee to others. If you want
others to be able to use the FreeBee, please direct them to this site to
register for the FreeBee Newsletter and access to all of the FreeBees.
How Does the FreeBee Work During
Very Simple :-) Add your books, one at a time and as you do the
properties screen pops up. Set the export properties for the book
and then select next. (Yes, this does mean that you can have
different export settings for each book that you are exporting :-).
When you are done adding your books, click on the start button, and go to
Why I Developed the FreeBee
I have better things to do with my time than keep an
eye on my computer so I can keep feeding it with ToolBooks that need to be
exported - don't you? :-)
Developed in ToolBook v8.1 and now in 8.9.
The 8.1 version works fine with projects
developed in v8.5/8.6, but you
should scriptwalk the MultDHTML.tbk
to v8.5/8.6 to avoid warning messages that the DevEx Tool is not in v8.5.
New Features of 8.9
Allows for multiple files in a given folder to be
Multi-Exports don't open the properties dialog.
the automatic Media Players see
Errors in your books, unfortunately ToolBook bullet points cause an error
as they are not designed to be reset outside the main window. This option
will allow the export process to continue if any errors are encountered.
Note that this may affect the actual exported files.
Batch DHTML Tool
If you need help running this DevEx Tool
here for the Click2Learn Knowledge Base Article that explains what
you need to do.