Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Formats > Kindle Formats

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-16-2008, 04:23 AM   #1
Argel
Opinionated [but right]
Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.
 
Argel's Avatar
 
Posts: 271
Karma: 1412
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: UK
Device: Cybook Gen3, PRS 505, Kindle International, HTC Desire
Mobipocket preview pane

Can anyone tell me how to get book descriptions to appear in the Preview pane in Mobipocket Reader when building with Creator.

I have put the text into the 'Description' field in the metadata in Creator, on the assumption that is the correct place. However, nothing appears in the preview pane except for the cover thumbnail and author. Is there something that has to be set manually in the .opf file?

Last edited by Argel; 06-16-2008 at 04:42 AM. Reason: Painfully bad style
Argel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 36,715
Karma: 17806730
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
Did you click the update button after you inserted the info?
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 03:56 AM   #3
Argel
Opinionated [but right]
Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.Argel is no ebook tyro.
 
Argel's Avatar
 
Posts: 271
Karma: 1412
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: UK
Device: Cybook Gen3, PRS 505, Kindle International, HTC Desire
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
Did you click the update button after you inserted the info?
Thanks for the reply but yes. And the description was there, embedded in the .opf file. But it didn't show in the library. And then it did, with not a single change to the file or the program settings.

Ah well. Thanks again.
Argel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 07:11 AM   #4
igorsk
Wizard
igorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfolded
 
Posts: 3,443
Karma: 52235
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Belgium
Device: PRS-500/505/700, Kindle, Cybook Gen3, Words Gear
The information in preview pane seems to come from the ABST record in the sidecar .mbp file. It is likely fetched from Mobipocket server by the reader. I could not find a matching record in mobi files themselves.
igorsk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 12:15 PM   #5
slayda
Retired & reading more!
slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.slayda ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
slayda's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,738
Karma: 884247
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Alabama, USA
Device: Kindle 1, iPad 4, iPhone 5
I have had the experience that a book that had already been opened by Mobipocket Reader that I changed - actually opened a new version of the same book. The old version was not changed but the new version had the changes. Yes I ended with two versions of the same book.

You might check this to see.
slayda is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pay to preview? WT Sharpe General Discussions 7 09-26-2010 02:21 PM
Sony Reader software problem (left pane missing) MrT-Man Sony Reader 6 07-20-2010 07:35 PM
Left Pane? sjfwhite Calibre 2 06-04-2010 08:40 AM
Mobipocket Reader 4.8 and Mobipocket eNews Creator Mobipocket Reading and Management 1 01-29-2004 08:03 AM
New Site 99% done Preview here! Alexander Turcic Announcements 5 10-02-2003 07:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:54 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.