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Old 04-02-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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I am following the instructions in Alf's Blog from Jan 13. I am stuck at #8 "Click on Add". I have no "Add" button. Help, please. Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:32 AM   #2
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Hi Sunflower and welcome to MobileRead. When you say 'Alf's Blog', which section on MR are you referring to?
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:42 AM   #3
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I am following the instructions in Alf's Blog from Jan 13. I am stuck at #8 "Click on Add". I have no "Add" button. Help, please. Thanks.
Open calibre > Preferences > Plugins > Add a new plugin
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:44 AM   #4
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Open calibre > Preferences > Plugins > Add a new plugin
That was step 4, but that might be what the OP is looking for.

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I am following the instructions in Alf's Blog from Jan 13. I am stuck at #8 "Click on Add". I have no "Add" button. Help, please. Thanks.
The dialog that pops up has two choices Open and Cancel, after you select the plugin (step 7) choose open.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:17 AM   #5
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:47 AM   #6
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I know for a fact where sunflower2 is stuck because I'm the one trying to help her! Here's what we've done and where we are stuck:

6. Open the Calibre_Plugins folder DONE
7. Select one of the zip files in that folder DONE
8. Click on Add SHE DOESN'T SEE AN "ADD" BUTTON

I know I had problems several months ago and I was finally able to figure it out, but I can't seem to remember how I did it. Maybe we unzipped incorrectly? Just can't figure out why we don't have an "Add" button.

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:56 AM   #7
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Maybe we unzipped incorrectly?
Don't unzip.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:59 AM   #8
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This step said to unzip:
2. Download the latest combined tools package, and unzip it. (On Windows, right-click and “Extract All…”).

So are you saying to skip this? And when we did unzip this, there was no "Extract All" when we right clicked.

I feel like such a dunce!!!

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:17 PM   #9
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Plugin instructions are here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=118680

I'm not familiar with the post you're following on "Alf's blog", but for your reference:
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How do I install a plugin?
  1. Locate a plugin of interest using the Index of plugins sticky thread.
  2. Upgrade to the latest Calibre version. Or at least to the version if specified on the plugin thread.
  3. Download the plugin zip file from the forum thread. Do not extract the zip file.
  4. In Calibre choose Preferences->Plugins. Click the Add new plugin button to browse to your xxx_plugin.zip file and click OK. The plugin should now appear in the list above. Apply and close.
  5. Restart Calibre after installing a plugin. Ctrl+R is a convenient shortcut for this.
  6. Your plugin can often be customized by selecting it within the list in the Preferences->Plugins dialog, and clicking the "Customize Plugin" button.
  7. By default a GUI action plugin will not appear in any menus or toolbars. To add it to any of these you must go to Preferences->Customise the toolbar. In the dropdown at the top choose where you want the new "action", such as "The context menu for the books in the Calibre library". Select the new plugin within the "Available actions", click the add button and move up/down as required.
If you're doing something other than just installing a plugin, perhaps you needed to extract something,

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:29 PM   #10
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'Alf's blog' is a zip package of many plugin's.

You need to un-zip the Outer package ONLY to a temporary folder (DO NOT place these into Calibre's Plugins folder).
(The 'Extract all' instruction assumed that you had a 'vanilla' windows installation. (there will be some sort of Extract all, somewhere in Your Zip program).

Follow the instructions on choices
From this point, a normal 'Add Plugins' is how you proceed
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:44 PM   #11
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'Alf's blog' is a zip package of many plugin's.
That means they are likely to be out of date. I hope the Plugin Updater is included.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:42 PM   #12
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Thanks, everyone. We will try it again when sunflower2 and I can get together. I'm sure we can figure it out. Appreciate the assistance.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:17 PM   #13
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That means they are likely to be out of date. I hope the Plugin Updater is included.
FWIW,

These plugins are not part of the "official" set of plugins since they are DRM removal file type plugins, therefore they do not use the Plugin Updater.
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Thanks, everyone. We will try it again when sunflower2 and I can get together. I'm sure we can figure it out. Appreciate the assistance.
Hi,

If you run into trouble simply ask on the Apprentice Alf list (you can post anonymously if you like) and the people there would be happy to help you out.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:19 PM   #15
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These plugins are not part of the "official" set of plugins
Aaah....OK Thanks for the info.
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