Working With Sources


There are three source tools available from both the Connection menu and the tool palette:


A source corresponds to a database. There is one source for each "media set."


In the "big picture" of Media Connection (see How to Use Media Connection for details), the idea is to:

  1. Complete your application for one source (e.g., for one language in a multilingual application).

  2. Use Media Connection tools to write media from your book to an initial source database, and/or to add media directly.

  3. Use the Edit DB tools on the tool palette to edit the media file references, search paths, and other properties in the database.

  4. After you've stored and edited all media for one source, add additional sources and duplicate the initial database (now fully populated) for each new source.

  5. Again, use the Media Connection tools to edit the media properties and search paths for each additional source.


    You'll use the Setup Sources tool to define your initial source and database, and then later to define additional sources and to duplicate your initial database.


    You'll use the Set Default Source tool to indicate which source your book is saved with, and the Set Current Source tool to indicate which database is active for read/write.


    Click on any tool above for details.