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Old 03-24-2007, 03:33 PM   #1
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Book Designer - How to save a project?

Perhaps one of the BD experts out there can answer a question for me.

I have a project that I want to work on long-term in BD, while using the program for other things in between. I don't want to have to keep loading the RTF original, because BD isn't perfect at guessing the "Styles" and I don't want to have to keep going through the file and resetting everything.

I notice that, when I do a "Save As..." from BD it saves the file as HTML, but all the images on the file are stored as PNG files in the BD "LastFile" directory which (I'm guessing?) they would be deleted if I opened another book.

Is there any way that I can make BD save its own file format, complete with all the images, etc, in one of my folders so that I can reopen that file at a later date to do additional work on the book?
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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I've been saving as htm like you say and then not adding the images until I'm just about to create the book. This has been working ok for me.

However, on seeing your post I was hit with a flash of inspiration. I'm about to check it out but I figure it must be possible to save in at least one book format that supports images that BD can later read.


I'll test it and see what happens.


EDIT::- FB2 seems to work at least for the first book I tried which only has 2 images in it.

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Old 03-24-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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You can copy all files from the Last File folder into another one and back when you want to continue edit this book.

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Perhaps one of the BD experts out there can answer a question for me.

I have a project that I want to work on long-term in BD, while using the program for other things in between. I don't want to have to keep loading the RTF original, because BD isn't perfect at guessing the "Styles" and I don't want to have to keep going through the file and resetting everything.

I notice that, when I do a "Save As..." from BD it saves the file as HTML, but all the images on the file are stored as PNG files in the BD "LastFile" directory which (I'm guessing?) they would be deleted if I opened another book.

Is there any way that I can make BD save its own file format, complete with all the images, etc, in one of my folders so that I can reopen that file at a later date to do additional work on the book?
Maybe I can help, would be nice after you helped me. I noticed when playing with it under the *ebook tab*........ after you have set all the fonts and sizes and whatever it is you want your project to look like, at the bottom in the middle it says *settings* then Load/save/default......... Now I have saved some of my different font settings there so that when I want that whole setup, or say after you get the whole thing setup as you want it, click save........ name it, save it....... when you need to come back to it, you click load and find the file and all the settings appear....... Is that what you need Harry?
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Thanks all - some very useful suggestions there! I'll try various things and see what works best.
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Is there any way that I can make BD save its own file format, complete with all the images, etc, in one of my folders so that I can reopen that file at a later date to do additional work on the book?
Make eBooks -> BookDesigner (html0) -> make BD file. The currently loaded book will be saved in BD format. The pictures are embedded to html0 files. Also some user information (as a book title, book author, lang, genre, etc) is included.
The html0-files can be saved with or without compression ("compress file" checkbox). The output filename will be authomatically adjusted in such a way that allows it to be as informative as possible (something like "book author+book serie+book title").

The default path for the books in BD format is "bd" subdirectory of the main BD path. If you want to set your own - Settings -> set path -> click on BookDesigner (html0) and choose a new one in "e-book path" field.

html0 files can be loaded to BD by the double-click on a file.

Also there is a tool (Tools -> Book Organizer) allowing to sort html0 files by genres.

P.S. Saving of the loaded book in hml0 format is the only way to keep it exactly as you see it in BD window while the converting to any another format always assumes some changes. Dependng on the output format, these changes may be smaller or bigger, but they always take place.

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Thanks, vvv - that's great!
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