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 12-03-2012, 09:43 AM #1 beckywc Addict     Posts: 270 Karma: 1050426 Join Date: Feb 2010 Location: California Device: iPad Mini w/Retina, Kindle 3, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, & Asus Transformer Problem creating catalog Since updating to 0.9.8 whenever I create a catalog and send to my kindle the article section is missing. Now all there is is a list. I can no longer jump sections. Is there something I'm doing wrong. I've created a catalog at least five times and still keep getting this. I like being able to jump from authors a to b and so forth. Help.
 12-03-2012, 10:33 AM #2 GRiker Comparer of the Ephemeris   Posts: 1,497 Karma: 424627 Join Date: Mar 2009 Device: iPad Make sure that a Kindle is selected in Preferences|Conversion|Common Options|Page Setup, and that you have selected MOBI as the Output format in the catalog builder. If it's still not working, create a ticket or post the Job output in a spoiler in this thread. G
 12-03-2012, 01:57 PM #4 GRiker Comparer of the Ephemeris   Posts: 1,497 Karma: 424627 Join Date: Mar 2009 Device: iPad The job report indicates an error trying to create the Kindle periodical format. Create a ticket, and attach your metadata.db file to the ticket so that I can duplicate the conditions. Have you customized the default CSS file for the catalog? G Last edited by GRiker; 12-03-2012 at 01:59 PM.
 12-03-2012, 02:10 PM #5 beckywc Addict     Posts: 270 Karma: 1050426 Join Date: Feb 2010 Location: California Device: iPad Mini w/Retina, Kindle 3, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, & Asus Transformer No no customizations. Where do I create a ticket? Thanks
 12-03-2012, 02:20 PM #6 GRiker Comparer of the Ephemeris   Posts: 1,497 Karma: 424627 Join Date: Mar 2009 Device: iPad Consult the Creating Catalogs sticky for instructions on creating a ticket. G
 12-04-2012, 08:24 AM #7 GRiker Comparer of the Ephemeris   Posts: 1,497 Karma: 424627 Join Date: Mar 2009 Device: iPad Just as a followup for others tracking this, the problem is that there is a limit to how large a MOBI periodical can be, and this particular catalog hit that limit at approximately 2400 books, when the catalog was generated with Authors, Titles and Descriptions. The alternatives are to remove Descriptions, or build smaller catalogs of library subsets. This size limitation is not based upon the number of books, but upon a combination of the number of books, the included sections and the size of the Descriptions. This hard limit only applies to MOBI catalogs. The key to identifying this failure was the following line in the Job log: Code: Generating MOBI index for a periodical Failed to generate MOBI index: G
 12-04-2012, 09:06 AM #8 beckywc Addict     Posts: 270 Karma: 1050426 Join Date: Feb 2010 Location: California Device: iPad Mini w/Retina, Kindle 3, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, & Asus Transformer Thank you, I've broken my catalog up. Appreciate all your hard work.
 12-04-2012, 03:07 PM #9 Mixx Zealot   Posts: 140 Karma: 387 Join Date: Sep 2010 Device: Kindle 3 I'm hitting that limit too and would like to ask whether you plan to remove it at some point? Thanxx, Mixx PS: A bit of background how I (mis)use catalogs: the Kindle has a design problem: one can not just search titles and authors. Searches are done on everything on the Kindle! This is very bad if you have many books. On my Kindle it freezes up every time. Thus I generate catalogs and search inside of those (which is possible).
 12-04-2012, 04:49 PM #10 GRiker Comparer of the Ephemeris   Posts: 1,497 Karma: 424627 Join Date: Mar 2009 Device: iPad The limitation is not part of the catalog code, it's part of the MOBI generation code, which is not a part of the code that I maintain. So to answer your question, no, I'm not planning to remove the limitation. You can create a ticket requesting support for larger MOBI files, or you can ask in the conversion subforum, as this is actually a conversion problem. One thing to be aware of with Kindles and large MOBI periodicals (catalogs are created as periodicals) - the larger they get, the more cumbersome and slow they are to navigate. There's definitely a point of diminishing returns with larger files. G
 12-05-2012, 03:27 PM #11 Mixx Zealot   Posts: 140 Karma: 387 Join Date: Sep 2010 Device: Kindle 3 Thanks, GRiker, understood. In that case it is probably not very useful anyway. But thank you for the clarification. Cheers, Mixx