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Old 11-17-2008, 05:20 PM   #136
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The Book Designer program is a pain when it comes to saving files. I occasionally lost whole novels at the beginning. This is how I do it now:

1. Put my book into BD.
2. Check that it's looking vaguely correct.
3. IMMEDIATELY click on "make book" and make a Book Designer book.
4. Carry on editing, periodically either clicking on "save" or making a book designer book (which comes to the same thing).

If, by any mischance, the computer crashes, the file is stored in
my computer/c drive/program files/Book Designer/BD.

In my opinion it is always a good idea to make a Book Designer book as well as any other version. Then it is easily retrievable if you ever want to make corrections, or have a need to make a book in another format.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:57 PM   #137
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Hi,

I have followed all the instructions on how to install BD 4.0 and install the update 2007-07-30. I also installed it outside program files.And I have office 2000 on my XP.and I have the free edition of AVG as my anti-virus.

When I was trying to make sony reader file.It says "failed to make sony reader file".

Please help?
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:19 PM   #138
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Hi,

I have followed all the instructions on how to install BD 4.0 and install the update 2007-07-30. I also installed it outside program files.And I have office 2000 on my XP.and I have the free edition of AVG as my anti-virus.

When I was trying to make sony reader file.It says "failed to make sony reader file".

Please help?
In your Book Cleaner directory, do you have a directory called temp?
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #139
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Hi JSWolf,Thank you for the reply.

Here's the content of my book cleaner folder:
MiddleDashes_after.bcf
MiddleDashes_before.bcf
RemoveRepeatedEmptyLines.bcf

i also added 1.bcf and 2.bcf and opened it at BD book cleaner.but still doesn't work...

and my OS is XP sp3.

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:50 PM   #140
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:02 PM   #141
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PLease help?
When you start up BD, go to Tools/Book cleaner.
In the new Book cleaner window you have to do the following:
bellow input file: before formatting in a drop down menu choose 1.bcf
then bellow input file: after formatting in a drop down menu choose 2.bcf. Close the Book cleaner window and load your book. It should work.
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Or just drag and drop the files into the book cleaner directory.
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Or just drag and drop the files into the book cleaner directory.
Thank you for the reply!

I still couldn't make lrf. It says "failed to make sony reader file".
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:53 AM   #144
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Thank you for the reply!

I still couldn't make lrf. It says "failed to make sony reader file".
Dunno what to say.

How did you install the update? By unzipping archive into folder where BD has been installed?
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Test it by creating a doc or txt file where you type Hello World.
Upload it to BD and try to create a Sony Reader file (go to Make eBooks/Sony Reader(lrf))
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Hi JSWolf,Thank you for the reply.

Here's the content of my book cleaner folder:
MiddleDashes_after.bcf
MiddleDashes_before.bcf
RemoveRepeatedEmptyLines.bcf

i also added 1.bcf and 2.bcf and opened it at BD book cleaner.but still doesn't work...

and my OS is XP sp3.
Sorry for the mistake.. In your Book Designer directory do you have a directory called temp?
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The Book Designer program is a pain when it comes to saving files. I occasionally lost whole novels at the beginning. This is how I do it now:

1. Put my book into BD.
2. Check that it's looking vaguely correct.
3. IMMEDIATELY click on "make book" and make a Book Designer book.
4. Carry on editing, periodically either clicking on "save" or making a book designer book (which comes to the same thing).

If, by any mischance, the computer crashes, the file is stored in
my computer/c drive/program files/Book Designer/BD.

In my opinion it is always a good idea to make a Book Designer book as well as any other version. Then it is easily retrievable if you ever want to make corrections, or have a need to make a book in another format.
And I might add this advice:

Definitely, definitely, definitely, MOVE the "Open Empty File" icon (which will DELETE what you're working on!) AWAY from the "Save Current File" icon.)

I lost 2 files about 1 year ago, before I got smart....Argghghghggh

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Sorry for the mistake.. In your Book Designer directory do you have a directory called temp?
Thank you!

I dont have temp folder.Do i have to create it?
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Thank you!

I dont have temp folder.Do i have to create it?
Yes and No. It is what its name implies A temp folder that BD creates when you edit a book. It exists in C:\Program Files\Book Designer 4.0 directory as long as BD is in use and it disappears when you close down BD.
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Yes and No. It is what its name implies A temp folder that BD creates when you edit a book. It exists in C:\Program Files\Book Designer 4.0 directory as long as BD is in use and it disappears when you close down BD.
I created a temp folder in my book designer folder.But I still couldn't make a sony reader file."Failed to make sony reader file".and everytime i open my book designer.Its always like fresh installing everytime i open book designer.

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