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Old 04-14-2007, 08:50 PM   #31
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Harry I really love your tutorial and was working my way through it until I came upon your statement of clicking on the Sony Reader button to make the book. Neither the version 4.0 or 5.0 that I downloaded has a Sony Reader function on it. Am I missing something somewhere? Do I have to load an update that I missed? Thanks fo rsetting me straight.
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:08 PM   #32
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In the Settings/Output File Settings/Set Path, I have been successful in putting selected files in a directory of my choice. I just don't seem to be able to load a BD file that I saved to my desktop yesterday "before" I did a proper installation.

I am a bit nervous to go back to Reader mode. Where is the Top Menu Bar? It seemed like I had nothing.
The "Top Menu Bar" is the series of high level menu names that each produce a drop down menu. From left it reads File, Edit, Format, ..., Configuration, and Help. If you can't see it, try pressing and releasing the ALT key, pressing the left arrow key three times, and pressing enter. This should show the Configuration drop down menu.
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Harry I really love your tutorial and was working my way through it until I came upon your statement of clicking on the Sony Reader button to make the book. Neither the version 4.0 or 5.0 that I downloaded has a Sony Reader function on it. Am I missing something somewhere? Do I have to load an update that I missed? Thanks fo rsetting me straight.
Here is the link to the latest update (~6 Meg) that I know about. It is a self-extracting zip file and the file EXE date is 12 April 2007.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:16 AM   #34
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:52 AM   #35
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Sample LRS file for Dropcaps.

I know most people are using BookDesigner for creating their lrfs. But for those who delve more into the lrs file by hand I have attached a sample file that shows how to use graphics as dropcaps.

Someone asked on a thread a while ago on how to do this and I finally got round to working something up. (Unfortunately I can't find the original thread so I figure this is a good place for it).

I've tried to keep the lrs file tidy with indenting - if anyone knows the format for adding comments to an lrs file, please let me know.

The file contains the lrs file, the images used and the final lrf file. The lrs file should compile fine using lrs2lrf.

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Old 04-17-2007, 07:52 AM   #36
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:31 AM   #37
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Igorsk, I think I read previously that you speak (or can read) some Russian. If that's the case, have you read anywhere on the home forum of Book Designer that mentions why you cannot later change the meta-tags of an LRF created in BD? The reason I ask is that I converted a LIT to LRF using BD and the Reader isn't picking up the meta info (nor using the Connect software), so I'm not sure if it's been damaged or what.

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Old 04-18-2007, 10:45 AM   #38
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Great job on this. I used it over the qeekend to make three books for my reader, and they came out great. I have one suggestion, you might want to add page #'s to each page. When my cat knocked the document on the floor, I found out those would have make the re-assembly a little easier. A "10" for all your work on this.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:08 PM   #39
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I gave this a shot, thanks for all your time and effort!

I think I may have missed a setting somewhere, but I noticed that my chapter links don't work exactly how they should. In Book Designer, "I. Philip Hadden and King Cetywayo" is clickable. But after converting it to an LRF, only the "I." part is a link. Both in CONNECT and on the Sony Reader.

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I gave this a shot, thanks for all your time and effort!

I think I may have missed a setting somewhere, but I noticed that my chapter links don't work exactly how they should. In Book Designer, "I. Philip Hadden and King Cetywayo" is clickable. But after converting it to an LRF, only the "I." part is a link. Both in CONNECT and on the Sony Reader.

Any ideas?
That issue is being addressed. See the thread at....

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10462
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:12 AM   #41
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Is there a way to indent a block of text? i.e. if I wanted it to look like this.

Code:
This is a block of text, I'm just typing this as
an example and putting in hard returns, I know
the Reader takes care of that for me, but just
bare with me while I explain what I mean.

  This is another block of text, but now the
  left margin does not line up with the margin
  above.  I want to get a block of text to do
  this for one of the stories I am working on.

And then, later, the margin would return to normal.
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:08 AM   #43
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Is there a way to indent a block of text? i.e. if I wanted it to look like this.

Code:
This is a block of text, I'm just typing this as
an example and putting in hard returns, I know
the Reader takes care of that for me, but just
bare with me while I explain what I mean.

  This is another block of text, but now the
  left margin does not line up with the margin
  above.  I want to get a block of text to do
  this for one of the stories I am working on.

And then, later, the margin would return to normal.
Yes, you can use one of the "styles" in BD for this. Eg, if you highlight a block of text, and mark it as "verse" in BD, you'll see that it indents. If there's one of the styles that you don't routinely use, you could give it the same font, etc, as the "paragraph" style, but indent it. The amount of indentation is the column labelled "Shift" on the "Styles" tab of the "Make Sony Reader File" dialog. Note that it's not the "Indent" column - that determines the indentation of the first line!
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:40 PM   #44
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So I spent about 2 hours formatting a book, and still had a bit of work today. I decided to take a break. I hit File -> Save to save all of my changes. Where ever it saved was the default location.

I came back later and started working on another book.

Then I decided to go back to my original book.

I went to File -> Recent Books and clicked on the book I was working on.

All of my formatting is gone. It appears to have reloaded the book from the original source. Is there any way to get back my original formatting?

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Old 04-23-2007, 02:09 AM   #45
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OK, I opened another book, make some formatting changes to it, then went to File -> Save As and saved it somewhere else. The default was an HTML format.

I worked on another book.

Then I went back to my original book. While some of the formatting appears to have stayed, I lost a lot of the BookDesigner features.

All of my page breaks are gone.
Some of the text that was originally a titled and I formatted as a paragraph is back to a title.

How am I supposed to save my work and come back to it later?
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