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Old 04-04-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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ePub 3 reader - AZARDI with samples

Infogrid Pacific have made a major feature update release to AZARDI, the reference ePub Reader with Release 2. It remain a strict ePub reader, but AZARDI now contains a full ePub Package checker and a component editor.

That means from your desktop you can open a book, conformance check the package, edit the XHTML files, CSS, and OPF package files, save your changes and with one click, repackage the book and be reading in only seconds, all in a single desktop environment. Download AZARDI Release 2 here. For more information read the FAQ page here and the Blog post here.

The problem with any highly specified file+zip packaged format, like ePub, is that even the smallest defect or change means going back through the packaging process. Add to this that the competent tools currently available for checking (the Online epubcheck service) are a bit opaque and you don't really know whats going on. AZARDI not only lists its specific package checks, it gives a detailed printable report that includes full file statistics. In future versions the quantity and detail of the checks will increase, especially for more advanced ePub books. AZARDI doesn't give specific recommendations for file size and devices because devices and their capabilities will continue to change and we don't want our validation locked into any specific platform. The detailed file reports let you decide if any resource is too large for your target reader.

We made ePub publishing/republishing as easy as it can be with eScape (ODT to ePub Packager), but only if you formatted your book using the eScape methods in the first place. For those who use manual techniques or other production systems, unzipping the file, making manual changes, and then repackaging in the right sequence is just a bit tedious. To bring a bit of fun back into optimizing your ePubs, or making those last little tweaks to the CSS, you now have the option of using AZARDI Release 2.
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[note: Windows only, no Mac version]

Otherwise, looks like it could be an interesting addition to a Windows user's toolkit ...
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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nice!
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:09 AM   #4
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I'd managed to overlook this till last night - Nice indeed, although remember to explictly "Save" after edits before packaging as a new ePub.
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There is a small upgrade to AZARDI that lets you change the default Library and resource locations. Read about it here.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:22 PM   #6
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I am running Windows XP Pro and I did download and install the latest Azadi and I can run it. But when I select an ePub file to view, nothing happens. What can be done to fix things so Azardi works?
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Hmm - I was using R2 with no problems on XP - downloading R2-1 to try now...

Works here...

Do you get the green right/left arrows or the TOC button active? Maybe there's something it doesn't like on the 1st page & you can step on/past that?

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That is odd. All of a sudden it started to work.
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Do I need to configure it in any way to show me images?

I just tested a ePUB that I converted myself.
This epub file works fine on the Sony PRS-505, in ADE and epubcheck doesnt have any complaints. But when I open it in AZARDI, all images are gone!?
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If you are installing AZARDI on a 64bit version of Vista you may have to edit the configuration file to
view some image formats. From the installation location, normally c://Program Files(x86)/infogridpacific/azardi locate the file qt.config.

Open this in a text editor.
Find this line:
Prefix = C:/Program Files/infogridpacific/azardi
Edit it to read
Prefix = C:/Program Files (x86)/infogridpacific/azardi

Save the file and reopen AZARDI.
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I downloaded this programme onto my computer as I wanted to start a library of books (as I will be buying a wizpac txtr when it comes out). However when I downloaded an epub book, I was asked what programme I would like to use to read the file. I tried searching for azardi and can't find it, even though I have a desktop icon for it.

Could someone please help! Though could you speak plainly as I'm not a computer whizz.
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Or if they is any better and easier programmes to use I would be thankful for the advice.


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I downloaded this programme onto my computer as I wanted to start a library of books (as I will be buying a wizpac txtr when it comes out). However when I downloaded an epub book, I was asked what programme I would like to use to read the file. I tried searching for azardi and can't find it, even though I have a desktop icon for it.

Could someone please help! Though could you speak plainly as I'm not a computer whizz.
You don't have to choose any program to use to view the ePub. Just save it to where you've configured Azardi's library and you can then launch Azardi to view this ePub.
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