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Old 03-25-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
sjvs
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Device: Sony PRS-T1
Post [GUI Plugin] Sony PRS-T1 notes (handwriting) exporter

The Sony PRS-T1 notes plugin allows you to export the notes from your Sony PRS-T1 ereader, by merging the notes with the original book/document and creating a new PDF.


Main features of Sony PRS-T1 notes plugin:
  • Create new PDF file: original book/document with handwritten notes correctly positioned on top.
  • Does not rasterise the text and handwriting (like the Sony Reader application does, resulting in an enormous low-quality file): handwriting is an extra (vector-based) layer on top of the original PDF.
  • Supports both (1) merging entire book/document, with a few pages with handwriting and (2) exporting only the pages with handwriting.

Special Notes:
  • Requires Calibre v0.8.34 (Januari 2012) or later.
  • I have received many emails asking whether the plugin supports EPUB books, exporting typed notes, or exporting highlighted pieces of text. This is not the case at the moment: only handwritten notes in PDF books/documents can be exported using this plugin. See this post for more details. Sorry!

Installation procedure:
  • Download the attached zip file
  • Open the preferences dialog ("Change Calibre behaviour"), click on the "Plug-ins" button and click "Load plug-in from file", pointing Calibre at the plugin zipfile.

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Version History:
Spoiler:
  • Version 1.1.0 (r1725 - March 31, 2012)
    Fixed bug (PDF files should be opened in "binary" mode under Windows) that caused the plugin to malfunction when using Windows. Tested using Windows and Linux.
  • Version 1.0.0 (March 25, 2012
    First version. Tested on Linux (Ubuntu 11.10), Mac and Windows using formats: A4 (portrait), letter (portrait + landscape). Should work on any media size.
Attached Files
File Type: zip Sony PRS-T1 notes plugin.zip (35.6 KB, 36471 views)

Last edited by sjvs; 04-20-2012 at 07:11 AM. Reason: Clarification
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