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Latest Features

  • Stream/Embed Flash & Video -
  • - Flash Tutorial
  • Sell your eBook with our DRM and Payment Gateway Tell me more
  • Editable/Movable
    Resizable images & text
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  • Image Pop-Up Preview
  • Digital Photo Album Download DNL
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    eBrochure Download DNL
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    ePublication Download DNL
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    Travel eBrochure
    Travel eBrochure Download DNL
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    World Cup 2002
    World Cup 2002 Download DNL
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  • About DeskTop Author

    Desktop Author is an electronic publishing software that allows you to create 3d page turning digital web books.

    Digital web books are any type of e-publication including e-brochures, e-books, digital photo albums, e-cards, digital diaries, online resumes, quizzes, exams, tests, forms and surveys.

    Digital web books can be presented in a stand alone format or you can easily present your digital web books as web pages with no need for HTML, ASP or other programming knowledge. When you present your digital web books as web pages the the end user can detach them and turn them into stand alone digital web books.

    Version 4 is the Create, Protect and Sell your e-publication, e-Book and e-Magazine release. With the all in one DNL DRM and Payment Gateway feature it is the worlds first DRM - Payment gateway combination included within a reader and packagable from a commercially available software. With the DNL DRM feature, the author is able to preset the amount of free pages the end user is able to view. Upon reaching the end of the free page section the end user is prompted to pay for the rest of the eBook, once payment is made through the esellerate payment gateway the rest of the eBook is unlocked and the end user is free to view the rest of the eBook on their own PC. The end user can pass the eBook on to other PC's however each new PC the eBook is relocated to will activate the DNL DRM and payment must be made in order for the end user to read the DNL DRM protected content. - Click here to read more about the DNL DRM initiative.

    The evolution of Editable image function in DeskTop Author Version 4 gives you the ability to easily create digital photo albums which users can insert images into. This makes them the exact replicas in digital format of a physical photo album. You can resell the digital photo albums you have created . Click here to preview a pre-release website that uses this feature.

    Desktopauthor Version 4 now comes with a new and improved interface feature set which includes a pixel ruler, guides a new canvas that makes it a standout amongst others and much more. We also improved software performance by 20%.

    DeskTop Author comes bundled with over 500 pre-designed page templates, buttons, a multi-select function, a fresh new interface and an amazing ability to produce digital books and pages of any shape.

    Make real life like digital photo albums and digital brochures in minutes by simply selecting the template of your choice and inserting your photos and text to create a stunning looking Digital Web Book in no time!

    DeskTop Author features

  • Produce small yet attractive file size publications and display them as stand alone or view them inside a browser.
  • Includes a Publish to Web and a built-in FTP upload.
  • Make any shape book or pages for that extra impact.
  • The All-in-one DRM (Digital Rights Management) and Payment Gateway - preset the amount of free pages the end user is able to view - then set the DNL DRM sollution to launch the eSellerate Payment Gateway to unlock the rest of the eBook, the eBook is unlocked only on the PC the purchase is made. The activation is only valid on the PC the purchase was made on.
  • You can now create your own messages for emails sent from within the the send mail feature. This will allow you personalise the message others will read when your digital web book spreads to new users.
  • Editable image function in DeskTop Author Version 4 gives you the ability to easily create digital photo albums which users can insert images into
  • Multi Media - embed and or stream Video and Flash, stream MP3.
  • Image Pop Up
  • The canvas includes Guide lines, exterior working canvas area, and pixel ruler.
  • Easy Quiz/Test/Forms and Survey creation with DeskTop Author's own amazing Eazy Forms tool.
  • Hundreds of pre-made templates - includes 500+ individual pages, 100 + buttons and dividers and pre-made shaped books.
  • Internal Image Editor and Image Manipulator.
  • Cut and paste and Drag and Drop features, including an Image Browser.
  • WYSIWYG page creation and editing.
  • Background setting feature.
  • Hotlink to pages, web sites, movies and sound, as well as email and even other files.
  • Set auto page turn for trade show or in-store presentations, allows for individual page turn settings and individual page turn timing.
  • Specify one of 6 page transitions - three 3D page turn modes, turn, wipe and slide.
  • Digital Web Book file sizes are small, easily distributed by email, download or on floppy/CD.
  • Share your digital web books with friends, family, colleagues or customers with an internal Send to Friend function or sell the eBooks you create.
  • Allow users to print pages or disable the print function.
  • Password protect your Digital Web Books.
  • Suitable for all Windows-based PC's.
  • and much more

    System Requirements

  • Windows98/SE, WindowsNT 4.0, Windows 2000 or Windows XP

    Hardware Requirements (Minimium Recommended)

  • Celeron 300 Mhz
  • 64MB RAM (win9x) or 128MB RAM (Win2k/XP)
  • VGA Card (at least 16bit colors)
  • 100MB Disk Space (Recommended)

    Other Requirements

  • Internet connection for registration
  • If using on Apple MAC, then a PC emulator is required, e.g. VirtualPC.

    What is a DNL Reader ?

    Installation of the small file sized DNL Reader will allow you to view Digital Web Books in the .DNL format. Digital Web Books can be produced by using the DeskTop Author software.

    DNL files are simply data files. Viewing the Digital Web Books in the DNL format allows for a safe viewing experience, it also reduces the file size of the final document hence even less time is spent downloading your Digital Web Book.

    The DNL Reader also allows for Digital Web Books to be viewed inside a browser.

  • Look at what can be created with Desktop Author!

  • e-books
  • e-brochures
  • e-publications
  • Digital Photo Albums
  • Tests, Quizzes and Exams
  • e-learning Tools
  • Digital Diaries
  • e-cards
  • Digital Resumes
  • Digital Catalogues
  • Manuals
  • Flyers
  • Reports
  • Corporate Profiles
  • e-presentations
  • Internet Publications
  • Magazines
  • Restaurant Menu
  • Newsletters
  • Email promotions
  • and much more

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    What they say about DESKTOP AUTHOR

    Computer Times - September 2003 Editors Choice

    "Desktop Author Version 3 is a good buy for virtually anyone interested in electronic publishing of everything from eBooks to educational materials. A well-earned Computer Times Editor's Choice."

    Electronic Publishing � June 2003

    "Desktop Author is great program for making digital marketing tools that will drive potential customers to your website or educate them on your company, products or services."

    "I appreciate the fact that a majority of software developers are realizing that software is supposed to make users more productive, and not make matters more complicated. DeskTop Author succeeds in this task"

    Icon � July 2003

    "A Digital Web Book has a 3D look, clickable page turning and a readability factor far greater than text on a web page."

    "It�s sure to inspire you."

    Australian Digital Camera � May / June 2003

    "True to the developers� claim, Desktop Author really does assume �zero programming ability� on the user�s part."

  • Tutorials

    Installation of the small file sized DNL Reader will allow you to view Digital Web Books in the DNL format

    Introduction DNL
    How to embed Flash SWF and stream video DNL
    Quizzes, Tests and Forms

    DNL

    Using Editable Text

    DNL

    Using Transparency to make odd shape pages and covers

    DNL

    Popup images

    WEB


    Samples

     
    eBook Gazette DNL
    Drew Planners Inc, Biotechnology Report DNL
    Snap DNL
    African Traveller DNL
    McAffee Product Range DNL
    Symantec Security Brochure

    DNL

    Sydney Airport Shopping Guide DNL
    Squatters Run DNL
    Noggin DNL
    VW Bora DNL
    Wedding Album DNL
    Floral Expressions DNL
    World Cup Mania DNL


    Testimonials

    Singapore Airlines Holidays

    "We recently launched our brochures as Digital Web Books, for customers to view them on their PCs. Our eBrochures are great for customers to be able to view the brochures at the touch of a button and having them online also reduces our distribution costs."

    Click Here to View Web Site

    Tyrone Branigan, Professional Photographer

    �Not being tech savvy, I found the program easily accessible. I can change my mind, update and personalize the portfolio, depending on the client it is directed at. It appears customized and professional as it reaches the client�s desktop.�

    View Sample in DNL Format

    Other Case Studies and Testimonials

    HOT DeskTop Author Feature!!

    The editable text and image feature allows the end user to insert images and type directly inside the e-card, e-brochure, e-book, digital diary, digital photo album, digital resume etc. Preview the e-card and digital diary web sites to the right of your screen
    Web Book Diaries

    Digital Diary

    Greeting Cards

    eCard
    NEW Product Alert !!!

    DeskTop Communicator has arrived...
  • live update fields within Digital Web Books
  • personalised content delivery
  • server side generation of Digital Web Books
  • Technology Showcase: Server side generated digital photo albums using Desktop Communicator: PhotoAlbumWizard.com
    Photo Album Wizard Photo Album Wizard showcases the use of DeskTop Communicator to deliver an online consumer solution within the Digital Photography space.
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