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frequently asked questions

general

How much does iSiloX cost?
Nothing. You can use iSiloX without paying a license fee. However, iSilo™, the document reader, does require a license fee. Please visit the iSilo.com online store for pricing.

Are there versions of iSiloX for platforms other than Windows®?
There is a version of iSiloX for Mac OS that runs under Mac OS 8.6, Mac OS 9.1, and Mac OS X. For iSiloXC, the command-line version of iSiloX, versions are currently available for Windows®, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris™.

Can I convert my .icl file from iSiloWeb to a .ixl file so that I can use it in iSiloX?
No you can not. You will need to create new entries in iSiloX.

Does iSiloX have command-line options?
Yes, as of version 3.01 of iSiloX for Windows®.

file formats

What source file formats does iSiloX support?
You can use iSiloX to convert HTML, text, Palm Doc, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and BMP content to a document in iSilo™ 3.x format. iSiloX also supports styling of HTML with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

How can I convert the content of a Microsoft Word document?
From within Microsoft Word, first save the document in HTML format (Word 98 and earlier) or to Web Page format (Word 2000/XP). You can then use iSiloX to convert the HTML document to iSilo™ format.

Can I convert the content of an Adobe PDF document?
No, this is not supported but is being investigated for the future.

document creation

How can I create a document in the iSilo™ 3.x/4.x format?
You can use iSiloX to convert HTML, text, Palm Doc, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and BMP content to a document in iSilo™ 3.x/4.x format.

How can I predefine bookmarks?
As of version 3.05 of iSiloX and iSiloXC, you can predefine bookmarks. Please consult the documentation for more information.

How can I create an external hyperlink from one document to another?
See the External Document Linking section on the tutorials page for a couple of tutorials that can get you started.

compatibility

Can iSilo™ 2.x read documents in the iSilo™ 3.x/4.x document format?
No it can not. iSilo™ 2.x can only read documents in the iSilo™ 1.x/2.x document format. However, please note that iSilo™ 3.x/4.x can read documents in the iSilo™ 3.x/4.x format as well as documents in the iSilo™ 1.x/2.x format.

What document types can iSilo™ 3.x/4.x read?
iSilo™ 3.x/4.x can read documents in the iSilo™ 3.x/4.x, iSilo™ 1.x/2.x, and Palm Doc formats. Note that iSilo™ although iSilo&trade 3.x can read documents in iSilo™ 4.x format, it can not take advantage of any new features introduced by the new format.

Can I use iSiloX to convert documents for use with iSilo™ 2.x?
No you can not. iSiloX can only generate documents in the iSilo™ 3.x/4.x format.
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