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Old 12-26-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Gui confusements.

There's some things I don't understand in the gui that no doubt make marvellous sense - just not to me:

In the Configuration/General, there's a "Format for Single File Save" with lots of choices - is that the base input file format, or something else?

In Edit Metadata/Fetch Meta Data from Server, I keep getting an "Access Key Error", and no place to enter my username/password for ISBNdb.com - do I just not know where to see that?

When I add an html file to convert to either epub or lrf, a zip file is made. When I discover that I've done something hideously wrong in the html file, and have to correct it, the only way I can my changes to update is to delete the book from the gui, and start all over. Am I not doing this right?

When I add an html file (drag & drop), there is a window that comes up that says "Adding books" that takes a loooong time to go away. I can even have the book fully converted before it goes away - am I missing a configuration thing?

What's the difference (in epub output) between PRS505 profile and none?

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Old 12-27-2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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When I add an html file to convert to either epub or lrf, a zip file is made. When I discover that I've done something hideously wrong in the html file, and have to correct it, the only way I can my changes to update is to delete the book from the gui, and start all over. Am I not doing this right?
You can add or remove files associated with a book entry via the dialog for editing the metadata.

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When I add an html file (drag & drop), there is a window that comes up that says "Adding books" that takes a loooong time to go away. I can even have the book fully converted before it goes away - am I missing a configuration thing?
This is a new feature in the latest release. I am also finding this dialog never dies. I am running on Windows XP SP3.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:18 PM   #3
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That is the format that is saved when you select save only single format from the save to disk drop down menu

There is a field at the top of the fetch metadata dialog where you are supposed to enter your isbnd key

definitely a bug

file splitting on size and magnification of small cover images
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:01 PM   #4
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You can add or remove files associated with a book
When I try to add the source html, it comes in as a zip file.

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Old 12-27-2008, 02:07 PM   #5
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When I try to add the source html, it comes in as a zip file.

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That's because all the files the html file links to are added to the zip file. You can disable this behavior in the config dialog under plugins
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That's because all the files the html file links to are added to the zip file. You can disable this behavior in the config dialog under plugins
So, does that mean I would have to add all the html files individually, or just the toc, and would the links work on rebuild?

Or, do I delete the zip file, re-add the html toc file, which would then catch all my changes?

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Old 12-27-2008, 02:40 PM   #7
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Or, do I delete the zip file, re-add the html toc file, which would then catch all my changes?

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that should do the trick
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There's a place on the right side for passwordy stuff to Librarything, - that works.


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There is a field at the top of the fetch metadata dialog where you are supposed to enter your isbndb key
Man oh man, I'm blind - don't see it working. The access key line keeps autofilling with an ISBN number, if I know it. I've tried everything else - usernames, passwords, etc.

And I registered at isbndb through the link and everything.

When I go to the link for isbndb, it asks me for a username and password, and I got nothing in the mail. No access key. Did they change something, or did my mail provider filter something (for once)?



Never mind. Finally found where to generate an access key here:

https://isbndb.com/account/dev/keys/


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When I go to the link for isbndb, it asks me for a username and password, and I got nothing in the mail. No access key. Did they change something, or did my mail provider filter something (for once)?
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When you go to ISBNDB.com and log in using the Account link at the top. Then got to "Developer Area / API" link. From there link on Manage Access keys. If you have no keys listed you need to click "generate a new key". Other wise you just copy the key that is listed. This is the key you have to provide to calibre in the "Access Key" field on the fetch metadata from server dialog.

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