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Old 08-17-2009, 12:59 PM   #196
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BookDesigner is extremely annoying at times. I just had a crash after trying to make an .lrf and when I restarted the program it reverted to an earlier version from the one I had saved. I used both the save icon and the convert to BookDesigner format and it still reverted to an earlier version for no apparent reason.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:23 PM   #197
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It doesn't really "save" until you exit the program. Get into the habit of regularly exiting and going back in.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:44 AM   #198
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Help me understand what you are trying to do with this program. Why LRF format? I do not see any advantage over pdf, or rtf format. You are using Word as a stepping stone to convert htm to rtf so you can work with a difficult program to convert to lrf. I don't understand, why not just leave it in rtf or use windows to convert to pdf? The reader doesn't care.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:25 AM   #199
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Help me understand what you are trying to do with this program. Why LRF format? I do not see any advantage over pdf, or rtf format. You are using Word as a stepping stone to convert htm to rtf so you can work with a difficult program to convert to lrf. I don't understand, why not just leave it in rtf or use windows to convert to pdf? The reader doesn't care.
LRF is the best format for the PRS series of readers. EPUB is good but not fully justified and has a weird page numbering issue. PDF is not an ebook format.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:23 PM   #200
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LRF is the best format for the PRS series of readers. EPUB is good but not fully justified and has a weird page numbering issue. PDF is not an ebook format.
I second that.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:27 PM   #201
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LRF is the best format for the PRS series of readers. EPUB is good but not fully justified and has a weird page numbering issue. PDF is not an ebook format.
I have to somewhat disagree. ePub is better then LRF and any device with ADE is going to have the page number on the right. It's very easy to read the words that are under the page number.

As for PDF I fully agree unless the PDF is made for the screen size and has no silly margins (like no margins).
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:05 PM   #202
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A MS word file saved in pdf format has no margins, and readily resizes on a PRS-700.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:19 PM   #203
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Help me understand what you are trying to do with this program. Why LRF format? I do not see any advantage over pdf, or rtf format. You are using Word as a stepping stone to convert htm to rtf so you can work with a difficult program to convert to lrf. I don't understand, why not just leave it in rtf or use windows to convert to pdf? The reader doesn't care.
LRF allows relfowing text, tables of contents. linked footnotes and images. It takes me a few minutes to convert a well-formatted Doc or RTF into LRF and add a cover image and automatic TOC. What's not to like?
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:51 PM   #204
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I've been using BD for awhile now and I think it works great for the most part. Previously, I've been making .html files witht he use of BD with disregard to font styles like italics and bold face types.

However, I'm finding myself wanting to keep the styles intact and I was wondering if BD is able to do that? I imported a PDF file and it seems like BD looses all the bold and italic face types after the import. Is there any settings that I can play with so that it keeps those?

If it's a problem related to PDF files, would BD retain italics and bold face type of I was to import from anther format like .doc or .lit files?

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Old 08-31-2009, 03:34 PM   #205
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If it's a problem related to PDF files, would BD retain italics and bold face type of I was to import from anther format like .doc or .lit files?

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It is a PDF related problem. BD has a very basic converter for pdf that doesn't retain formatting such as bold or italics. However, if you import anything else, such as doc, rtf, lit or html, it will keep all the necessary formatting.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:07 PM   #206
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I've found a rather weird bug in BD that I think it would be worthwhile to share even though the developer probably is never going to update the program.

When making links from superscript numbers, I've noticed BD sometimes adds an extra pair of superscript tags. It seems to happen when I remove the links in the Note and Link Tool and then go back and relink the superscript number. The superscript got bigger and bigger and even a double superscript has a bad effect on the text by widening the gap between lines. I checked the html and it had added more superscript tags each time I linked the superscript number.

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<SUP>
<SUP>
<A href="#uBmk_676750">
<SUP>10
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:34 PM   #207
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Book Designer removes all pictures or graphics

I have installed Book Designer 4.0 and the 7/30/2007 update as per the instructions. Installed it to its own folder directly on the root of the C drive and not in Program Files. My operating system is Vista Home Premium (64-bit). When I load an HTML book file all my pictures and graphics are there and visible. When I make a Sony eBook (LRF) with the file, all pictures and graphics have been removed but there is no "error message". (I have another PC with 32-bit Vista installed and it works fine.)

Anyone have any suggestions to help me on the 64-bit Vista PC?
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:06 PM   #208
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:37 AM   #209
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These may help:

HarryT's famous Book Designer tutorial:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10313

My Book Designer Hints and Tips:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36908

Book Designer and Vista:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10805

Our Wiki entry on Book Designer:
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Book_Designer
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I have a quick question. I've recently moved to a Core2Quad machine running Windows Vista Home Premium (with all the SP updates) and BD simply DOESN'T like opening .doc, .rtf, .html files on it. Is there some directory where I need to put the files to get it to recognize them properly? It worked fine under WinXP.

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