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msundman
09-03-2007, 11:45 AM
On the Book Designer wiki page (http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Book_Designer) I read "BD does not require .NET 2.0 or any other additional library apart from what is already included with its distribution." However, when I try to convert pretty much anything BD always complains that I don't have M$Word installed and fails to do load the file.

JSWolf
09-03-2007, 02:22 PM
On the Book Designer wiki page (http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Book_Designer) I read "BD does not require .NET 2.0 or any other additional library apart from what is already included with its distribution." However, when I try to convert pretty much anything BD always complains that I don't have M$Word installed and fails to do load the file.
BD does use Word to convert from some formats into HTML. So if you have another program that can convert your files into HTML then you should be able to load. But I cannot be 100% sure on that.

aapezzuto
09-26-2007, 04:18 AM
I have open office, which has proven to be as good as word, if not better in the convertion department. I get the same error, and really don't want to dig out my last copy of word from my binders of cd's. Any Ideas?

msundman
09-26-2007, 07:20 AM
It seems that BD doesn't require M$Word if you only convert between formats it has internal converters for. You can use OpenOffice to convert your original document to one of these formats.
(I don't remember which formats it has internal converters for and which formats it requires M$Word for, and I can't boot into M$Windows at the moment.)

aapezzuto
09-27-2007, 01:59 PM
The sick part is that if you are using any of the xml/html type formats it requires MS word. This includes it native format and fb2:smack::smack::smack: At the very least this dependency should be listed, and if it is at all possible they should use another xml tool asap. This sort of dependency is just crazy. Not just showing a lack of fore site, but I now am leery of the designers eating their loved ones or biting off their own left ear... CRAZY:freak:

Of course the amount of useful software I have programed is still (let me look) oh yeah, none, so what do I know.

RWood
09-27-2007, 02:20 PM
MS Word usage has been added to the Wiki.