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Old 04-16-2013, 03:20 AM   #76
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Hi frank14612,

You can find the latest version here: http://www.by-smart.com/epubstar/epubstar_cn.html.

I didn't try the last version, but I have had the same problem: not working with Win7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Better than Calibre you can use Apache Open Office with Writer2Xhtml (here http://writer2latex.sourceforge.net/). If you don't use AOO it is a big prog to install, but I think it deserve it.
I'm confused what is the cause of the problem? Windows Home Edition, or not installed MS Word?

My two win8 computer (32-bit and 64-bit) runs without any problem. My 57 paying customers including XP/win7/win8/32-bit/64-bit systems.
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你好 oxen,

Nice to see you again here!

oxen, I already pointed out, in post # 43, 45 and 47 my problem with ES and of course things have not changed because I didn't try the last update, simply because I have a bunch of apps to fulfill my goals with epub. So please, don't take it to personal, I was not bashing your app and this is not a negative judgment about the new version of ES.

If I can find a solution for .NET, I'll give a fresh start to ES.

BTW are you working to a way to add more files format, maybe odt?

Have a nice day oxen!
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My device runs under Windows 7, 32 bit. After having opened the rar files, it's not possible to work the setup.exe with the report: "Unable to locate application file 'EpubSTAR.msi'." When I have installed it using the EPubStar.msi, opening is impossible with the report: Value cannot be Null - Parameter name: input. It's only possible to open sort of frame from a "EPubStar lite" version. I Have tried what Oxen recommended, but without success. I'd really like to work with the programm; it's just what I have been looking for. Is there no chance to get it right?
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #79
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Thanks for your feedback.

Have you installed MS Word yet?If you want to use the feature of "WORD to
EPUB", Word 2003 or higher version is also required.
http://www.by-smart.com/epubstar/setup_en.html

Now, I am committed to the development of version 3, Word to EPUB capabilities will be more powerful.
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Thank you for your reply. No I haven't installed Word 2003 or higher. I'm still using Word 2002 because it works for everything I need to do (up to this point). This is most likely the reason epubstar won't work for me. I will keep following this thread to see if there are further developments and reasons for me to spend $$$ to upgrade Word 2003. However, I must say that I will never go to a version of Word (or Office) that uses the "ribbon"! I've tried it on other people's PCs, and I can't stand using it or even the thought of living with that monstrosity.

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你好 oxen,

Nice to see you again here!

oxen, I already pointed out, in post # 43, 45 and 47 my problem with ES and of course things have not changed because I didn't try the last update, simply because I have a bunch of apps to fulfill my goals with epub. So please, don't take it to personal, I was not bashing your app and this is not a negative judgment about the new version of ES.

If I can find a solution for .NET, I'll give a fresh start to ES.

BTW are you working to a way to add more files format, maybe odt?

Have a nice day oxen!
Thanks for your good advice, I will learn from your good advice in future upgrades.

In future releases, I will consider support odt format.

Now I'm busy with the development of version 3.0, very sorry for the delayed response.
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Thank you for your reply. No I haven't installed Word 2003 or higher. I'm still using Word 2002 because it works for everything I need to do (up to this point). This is most likely the reason epubstar won't work for me. I will keep following this thread to see if there are further developments and reasons for me to spend $$$ to upgrade Word 2003. However, I must say that I will never go to a version of Word (or Office) that uses the "ribbon"! I've tried it on other people's PCs, and I can't stand using it or even the thought of living with that monstrosity.

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Hehe, you're very interesting. In fact, the "Ribbon" is a pretty good tool after you get used to it--Frequently used functions are at a glance. Compared with the original menu, it's easier to find, and easier to click.

Interestingly, EpubSTAR work properly when I used Word 97. I guess that some problem in the word document causes EpubSTAR to not work. If possible, sent me the document to try.
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My device runs under Windows 7, 32 bit. After having opened the rar files, it's not possible to work the setup.exe with the report: "Unable to locate application file 'EpubSTAR.msi'." When I have installed it using the EPubStar.msi, opening is impossible with the report: Value cannot be Null - Parameter name: input. It's only possible to open sort of frame from a "EPubStar lite" version. I Have tried what Oxen recommended, but without success. I'd really like to work with the programm; it's just what I have been looking for. Is there no chance to get it right?
Installation is unsuccessful, or running unsuccessful? Can you cut a figure it?
Perhaps there's a compatibility problem between EpubSTAR and German windows system. I have solved this problem in version 3.0.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:12 AM   #83
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[EpubSTAR 3.0.0.31019] 2013-10-19 update:
1. Word-to-EPUB features processing speed boost the number of times.
2. Add Markdown-to-EPUB features.
3. Add Chinese vertical layout processing features.
3. Output eBook format is upgraded to EPUB3. Add "output format" select features supporting output EPUB2, EPUB3 and EPUB3 (EPUB2) three formats of eBooks.
4. Add Word-to-EPUB's new functions such recognition of table, floating image (wrapping) , text box (frame), hyperlink function, inline style (HTML code) in word document.
5. Registered edition number of footnotes, images, links, processing no longer limit.
6. Optimize Word-to-EPUB footnotes handling features. Support end of chapter and end of book; support for multiple-paragraph annotation (a note that contains multiple paragraphs); support the annotation paragraph style recognition. (2013-6-19)
7. Add copyright page generation capabilities, including:
. Books cataloging in publication (CIP) data
. Publishing project data
. Creating data
8. Optimize back cover features.
9. Optimize the TOC page of epub2 and epub3.
10. Add Word-to-EPUB's style recognition of "Copyright", "Copyright Heading" style.
11. Add word-to-EPUB's copyright page and back cover page style recognition of "Copyright Heading","Copyright Bold", "Copyright", "Back Cover Heading", “Back Cover Bold",”Back Cover“ style.
12. Optimize Word-to-EPUB document templates, add "Copyright Heading", "Copyright Bold", "Copyright", "Back Cover Heading", "Back Cover Bold", "Back Cover" style.
13. Add book information identify funtion from copyright page, optimize book information identify funtion from back cover page.
14. Optimize metadata handling to identify DCMES (Dublin Core metadata set) 15 core elements.
15. up to dozens of other new features and optimizations.
Download : 85,863.

[Oxen style 6.0]2013-10-19 update:
1. Add a vertical layout.
2. Upgrade the CSS3 specification.
3. Add photo caption style, includes aside and bottom.
4. Optimize the picture display.
5. Added heading 1 (h1), heading 2 (h2) font shadow effects supported by EPUB3 reader. (2013-4-10)
6. Optimize the first letter drop caps, add background and shadow effects supported by EPUB3 reader. (2013-4-10)
7. Optimize definition of the width of the picture class. (2013-4-11)
8. Add height10~100 class selectors, optimize width10~100 class selectors, to improve the picture display. (2013-4-27)
9. Optimize Contents page for epub3. (2013-5-11)
10. Oxen Font Style upgraded to 3.0.

[Oxen Font Styles 3.0]2013-10-19 update:
1. Add Pocket Book Garden(EpubReader) for iOS multiple fonts mapping definitions, supporting local fonts and users's custom fonts.
2. Optimize the iBooks3 font mapping definitions.
3. Add Kindle Paperwihite font mapping definitions to suport built-in three-font such as Songti, Kaiti and Heiti after converting EPUB to azw3 format.
4. Add multiple fonts support for koreader reading software.
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[Oxen Font Styles 3.0]2013-10-19 update:
1. Add Pocket Book Garden(EpubReader) for iOS multiple fonts mapping definitions, supporting local fonts and users's custom fonts.
2. Optimize the iBooks3 font mapping definitions.
3. Add Kindle Paperwihite font mapping definitions to suport built-in three-font such as Songti, Kaiti and Heiti after converting EPUB to azw3 format.
4. Add multiple fonts support for koreader reading software.
Bad idea to support font embedding that's non-standard (aka device specific).
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:17 AM   #85
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Bad idea to support font embedding that's non-standard (aka device specific).
Thank you for attention.

These are all external fonts, not embedded fonts.

It's a new feature of EPUB3 to support embedded fonts. Although I don't like embedded fonts too.

EPUB3 supports system fonts, intrinsic fonts, user fonts and embedded fonts, the first three of which are non-embedded fonts (external fonts). Oxen Fonts Style 3.0's new multiple fonts supporting are all intrinsic or user fonts.

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ePub 2 also supports accessing fronts from outside of the ePub. But the way to do it is rather device specific.
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Epub 2 also supports embedded fonts so there is nothing here that is ePub 3 specific.

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EPUB3 explicitly request Reading System must support embedded fonts.

EPUB2 not explicitly required, it may be the font's copyright issues. But in fact, many EPUB2 Reading System supports embedded fonts.
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Perhaps there's a compatibility problem between EpubSTAR and German windows system. I have solved this problem in version 3.0.
Sorry, still no fun. Installation completed, but running ends up with an empty GUI (i. e. some lines where there should obviously be some text or command fields). Lamentable!
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Sorry, still no fun. Installation completed, but running ends up with an empty GUI (i. e. some lines where there should obviously be some text or command fields). Lamentable!
After installing the latest version 3.0, there will still be the problem?
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