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Old 10-03-2012, 04:43 PM   #36
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southeast US
Device: PRS-T2, Nexus 7, KindleT, iPad1, Kindle3KB
General progress the past couple weeks:

Tested various methods for loading reading devices and made related revisions, primarily in Reading section. Got an Asus Nexus7 Android tablet and Calibre Companion, configured and tested them, added related discussion.

Tested various page setup profiles, input and output, used in conversion of original format to EPUB master format. Decided to stick with input profile Default input profile and output profile Kindle Output Profile for consistency in the library. Those settings can be adjusted to tailor a format for a specific device per recommended page setup profile settings, but that seems like too much trouble, while I am willing to accept the slightly incorrect sizing of images like covers or maps on specific reading devices for most books. A subsequent conversion with tailored settings can be done later if necessary for image-laden books. Covered in brief discussion in the Reading section.

Got a good file syncing utility, tested various setups for automatically syncing calibre library and configuration folders, and added discussion in the Maintaining section about one-way sync of those calibre folders to an external drive, automatically run at computer startup, to function as a secondary backup. Previously I copied those folders in the operating system after quitting calibre, manually and less frequently because I usually forgot to do it regularly. The primary backup is automated incremental backup of changes on entire startup drive hourly by an OS X backup utility, including calibre library and configuration folders, to a different external drive.

Specific or small revisions, too many to mention. Hence a general progress report rather than specific revision notes.

Last edited by unboggling; 10-07-2012 at 09:01 PM. Reason: clarify
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