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Old 08-13-2007, 12:27 PM   #46
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I just downloaded libprs500 (Windows version) from the Microsoft site and installed it. I run the program and nothing happens. It shows up in memory but I see nothing on my screen. No GUI, no messages, no errors, NOTHING.

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Old 08-13-2007, 12:39 PM   #47
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I just downloaded libprs500 (Windows version) from the Microsoft site and installed it. I run the program and nothing happens. It shows up in memory but I see nothing on my screen. No GUI, no messages, no errors, NOTHING.

Ideas?
You downloaded this from Microsoft?

The software for doing book conversions are all command line based. You'll need to open a command line to use them.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:05 PM   #48
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You downloaded this from Microsoft?

The software for doing book conversions are all command line based. You'll need to open a command line to use them.
My mistake. I downloaded it from https://libprs500.kovidgoyal.net/ (the link provided in the first post of this thread). There is nothing on that page that I saw for a command line requirement. There was a command line version and a Windows version. I chose the latter. There are even features listed and screen shots.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:27 PM   #49
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I am mistaken, I did not download it from Microsoft, I download the windows version from the link that was provided in the first post of this thread.

There was a command line link as well as a GUI windows version. They even had screen shots and a feature list. That is what I am having problems with. It does not work.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:46 PM   #50
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I am mistaken, I did not download it from Microsoft, I download the windows version from the link that was provided in the first post of this thread.

There was a command line link as well as a GUI windows version. They even had screen shots and a feature list. That is what I am having problems with. It does not work.
The GUI is not for content conversion at the moment.

You need to use the command line.

Read back on all the threads dealing with the conversion utilities. They are all stickies. All the info is in them someplace.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:05 PM   #51
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Going to add this to the bug tracker, but converted a multi-file LIT (that decompiles into several html files) to LRF that had a cover. Now, the LRF shows the cover between every chapter, or between every html file that made up the original LIT. So instead of this:
Cover
html 1
html 2
html ...
html n

it does this:

Cover
html 1
Cover
html 2
Cover
html ...
Cover
html n

Just thought I'd mention it here in case there was something I was missing. I'll add it to the bug tracker if you want me to. It could be that this is an issue with html2lrf instead of lit2lrf...
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:07 PM   #52
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yeah its a regression already fixed in svn.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:18 PM   #53
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Cool, looking forward to the new version (Perhaps I should check your bug tracker or search before posting... man, still making newb mistakes like that
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:25 PM   #54
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Not a problem. You're probably going to have to wait a while as I'm in the middle of a major refactor and svn is a mess.
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Going to add this to the bug tracker, but converted a multi-file LIT (that decompiles into several html files) to LRF that had a cover. Now, the LRF shows the cover between every chapter, or between every html file that made up the original LIT. So instead of this:
Cover
html 1
html 2
html ...
html n

it does this:

Cover
html 1
Cover
html 2
Cover
html ...
Cover
html n

Just thought I'd mention it here in case there was something I was missing. I'll add it to the bug tracker if you want me to. It could be that this is an issue with html2lrf instead of lit2lrf...
In the meanwhile you could try loading this LIT into Book Designer and formating it from there. That is until the next version of libprs500 is released.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:33 PM   #56
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Yeah, but that's yet *another* piece of software to install. I'll just wait till the next version of libprs500
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:35 PM   #57
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Yeah, but that's yet *another* piece of software to install. I'll just wait till the next version of libprs500
Of you could convert the LIT to HTML and then edit out the cover images from the successive HTML files. Then use html2lrf to convert it.
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that wont work the bug is in html2lrf
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that wont work the bug is in html2lrf
Oh well. That idea's no good then. Just have to get you to release the fixed version then.
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First of all - great utility! Thanks so much! It made it really easy to convert my Baen .lit files so I can read them on my Sony Reader.

Two questions: when I add a header to the file, I don't seem to be able to change the top margin at all. Ideally I'd like more space between the header and the start of the body text. Am I missing something in the command-line parameters or is this not possible in the current version? Second, out of almost 200 .lit files from Baen, only one of them refuses to convert. I can live without it, but would it be helpful for you to have a copy of that file?

Again - thanks so much for making this utility. It really has allow me to get up to speed very quickly with my new Reader.
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