Illustrated MIs on CDROM - Download Page

If you are planning to create an Illustrated MI transcript on CDROM, I would advise you to start, using one of the existing transcripts as a "copy model", as described on the Creating Illustrated MI Transcripts on CDROM page.

To ensure you are working from the latest version of the building instructions, two downloads are currently available. Both are supplied as ZIP files. One contains the instruction manual describing how to build an MI CDROM. The other contains a complete skeleton, which includes the Word template, macros, basic programs and batch files I have created, to make the task easier, together with a minimal amount of "typical" data for you to practice on. (This latter has been slimmed down in 2005 to reduce the size of the download).

When downloading the skeleton, I suggest you save the ZIP file in a temporary folder. Then unzip it to the folder where you intend to work, telling your un-zip program to preserve folder names. You will find it contains a top-level folder named skeleton which in turn contains a set of sub-folders. You will find a copy of the manual in the skeleton\cdrom\builder\ sub-folder, (so if you are downloading the full skeleton, you do not need to download the manual separately). The manual provides details of all the other folders and their contents.

As a convenience, the manual is also available here as a PDF file. (The content is the same in both versions. Just download the one you find most convenient.)

FileApprox. SizeLast Revised 61KB 2009-03-03, Revision 2.1
manual.pdf 158KB 2009-03-03, Revision 2.1 1.3MB 2009-03-03 (Apart from the included copy of the manual, the content is unchanged from the version of 2005-11-14.)


Possible Alerts from Anti-Virus Software

The file includes the MS Word template which contains the various macros used to generate the HTML files required for the MI CDROM. This of necessity involves the macros writing files to disk. Some Anti-Virus products, when set to use a heuristic scanning algorithm, may regard such disk writes as suspicious behaviour and so may report the file, as "suspicious". If the scanner is configured to scan individual files within archives, this may in turn result in the complete archive being classified as "suspicious". In this particular case only, such a warning may safely be ignored.

For the same reason, MS Word itself, may report that the template contains potentially dangerous macros when it is first used, and offer to load the template with the macros removed. This would of course prevent it being used to generate the required HTML files, so you should accept the template complete with its included macros.  

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