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Old 03-26-2009, 05:07 PM   #241
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Patricia.

I was pretty sure I did exactly what you described and just to be sure I just tried to insert a picture following exactly the steps you described. Still nothing!

When I drag and drop the picture I don't see the picture in frame or the main BD page, although the src file name is populated with "pRnd_0858090160.jpg" (which isn't what it's actually called but I assume this is some kind of alias?). I then do exactly what you said (align middle and click insert) and nothing happens. I have now tried this a number of times with no joy and am really frustrated!
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:33 PM   #242
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I'm a bit puzzled too. I can't think of any reason why this shouldn't be working.
Does anyone else have any ideas?
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:57 AM   #243
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No idea.
It never happened to me before. I use "insert picture" dialog.

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Maybe there is something wrong with your picture?
Would it be possible to upload it over here, so we can test it?
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:08 AM   #244
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Hi Bilbo,

When you drag and drop the picture into BD, are you seeing the "frame" where the picture should be, or is nothing whatsoever appearing in the window?

Can you confirm that you are using BD5? ie you've installed BD4, and then applied the BD5 update to it?
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:52 PM   #245
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Harry - in answer to your question - I was getting absolutely nothing, but see below....

....OK - latest update everyone.

I now have the picture in my BD file - just playing around with this in frustration and noticed that both the fields below the 'Keep Ratio' check box were blank. If I put numbers (any numbers) in there, my picture then appears in the file - and can be tweaked to the right size by adjusting those numbers. Is this something I should have known or is it a bit of a glitch?

Having got it in there though it's still a bit weird, i.e. I can't delete the picture (not that I want to, but I'm a software tester by profession and just like to try these things out!), or move the picture, and it doesn't appear in the book when I make it a .lrf file and move it to my Reader. I'm putting this down to the fact that I messed about with this so much I've done something daft somewhere. I'll try a 'fresh' file soon and see what happens.

BTW - as a new member, I'd just like to thank all of you who have given some of your valuable time to help me out with this - THANKS
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:10 PM   #246
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At least two points I think I can address.

1. If you double click the pic, it will be "highlighted" and a dialog Insert/Edit Picture (that allows you to insert picture and its size) will appear. There is a button - delete. Click on it.

2. When you use Insert/Edit Picture box to insert a picture, initially almost all fields are empty/void of numbers, however, when you browse for the pic, find it, click on select and it appears in the file line of the Insert/Edit Picture box, then some numbers appear, such as width, height, percentages and true size of the pic in pixels. I usually use insert button next to from clip button.

If the picture is huge, then I would resize it in any picture editor, such as IrfanView.

Didn't have much success with align feature.
Right now it is set to Baseline and there is no tick in in line.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:11 PM   #247
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Oh, and if you think you have messed up some settings and you would like to start from a scratch then don't uninstall BD. Just unpack the update zip file in Book Designer folder and it will rewrite any changes you have made.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:57 PM   #248
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Not sure if this has been asked before, but is there a tool out there to edit the book's tags without having to go through re-exporting them? In particular, I am looking to standardizing my library to have authors' names listed as <Sunanme>, <Given Name>. This way I can better sort them according to the authors' surnames, just as they are arranged, say, in a bookstore.

Currently, what I do is open their .html0 "source" (I have these saved) and re-export them as LRF, setting the author's name in the above format. This takes some time doing, and I have quite a number of LRF's to modify. Any tool where I can do the modification without re-exporting will definitely be helpful.
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:12 PM   #249
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Thanks a lot for the tutorial Harry. I know that I would never have gotten around to actually using BD had it not been for your tutorial. While quirky, it certainly seems to be one of the best tools for making LRF ebooks. Cheers
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If you want the author's surname to appear first, then remember to click on the option "book author from last name" on the "options" tab of the "make Sony ebook" pane in BD.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:43 PM   #251
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I've just used Harry's tutorial and designed my very first HTML file. Thanks Harry it was really helpful.

What I want to do is tidy up some awful lit to lrf file conversions that have broken sentences and other awkward problems. However BD doesn't seem to want to upload those lrf files. Should I rename them or is their another way that I can get these books into BD.

Thanks very much for any help you can give.
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BD will not load LRF files. You can try ABC Amber Sony Converter.

You will probably lose some formatting but it is free.

http://www.processtext.com/abcsonylrf.html


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Old 01-09-2010, 04:29 AM   #253
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You'll lose ALL the formatting - it comes out as plain text. If you have the original LIT files, the best thing to do is to use "ConvertLIT" to expand it to HTML, and then edit that.
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Thank you both. Most useful. I need to practice a bit more with BD so I'll find another sort story from PG and do that before tackling a bigger project.
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did you ever get this resolved

I have the same problem as below with bookdesigner, windows 7, and graphics. I have followed the instructions on the wiki and get the same results as Bilbo1967. I have also noted that when I run regsvr32 GflAx.dll I get a message with error code 0x80020009. Any ideas why? I have been using bookdesigner to format my LRF files for a while on winxp and really want to continue using it on my new win7 laptop. I'm wondering if the original developer has any plans to release a newer english version. Does anyone know?

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Harry - in answer to your question - I was getting absolutely nothing, but see below....

....OK - latest update everyone.

I now have the picture in my BD file - just playing around with this in frustration and noticed that both the fields below the 'Keep Ratio' check box were blank. If I put numbers (any numbers) in there, my picture then appears in the file - and can be tweaked to the right size by adjusting those numbers. Is this something I should have known or is it a bit of a glitch?

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BTW - as a new member, I'd just like to thank all of you who have given some of your valuable time to help me out with this - THANKS
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