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Old 04-06-2007, 03:03 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Pensketch
For the last couple days I've been browsing the forums learning what I can, and I know I have far more to learn. I finally checked this area and downloaded everything you've offered so far. You're my hero Harry! Do you have plans to collect Tarzan? Or are there reasons you can't?
Delighted you're enjoying the books. They take quite a long time to do (about 6h work for each of the "Haggard" volumes, for example) but I'm primarily doing it for my own benefit, so if other people enjoy them too, that's just a bonus!

I do plan to do the "Tarzan" books shortly. I have them all (all the ones that ERB wrote, that is), and I will get around to doing them - promise. There's just so much I want to do .

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First a question. Is there a Mac equivalent to Book Designer? Or would it be possible to run it in Virtual PC?
I certainly can't think of any reason it shouldn't run in Virtual PC. One thought - if you're serious about this stuff, why not consider buying a cheap 2nd hand PC for doing it on? The hardware requirements are minimal, and you could buy a machine very cheaply indeed which would be more than adequate for it.

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Next, a suggestion. I understand the desire to keep RTF files out of this section, since it is likely that it would be flooded and there are already many sites out there that offer RTF versions of books obviously of varying quality. I also know that you are all working on your own projects, converting the books that you want to convert. But how about making a thread where someone who doesn't have Book Designer or know how to make a well formatted LRF file could upload a RTF file of the book they would like to see converted? Then someone who knows what they are doing, provided they have the time and interest, could take the RTF file and run with it. Upload the final LRF file and then delete the request. If I ever find a way to get Book Designer working and learn my way around it, I'll be willing to pitch in as well.
For myself, I would love to see all of the Oz books collected the way that Harry did the Burroughs books.
You could always ask, but I suspect that those of us who are actively creating books are pursuing our own interests at present. There's a lot of us who have only "discovered" Book Designer in the last few weeks, and I know that, speaking personally, I have a virtually limitless list of books I'd like to do nice versions of for the Reader. So many books, so little time...
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