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Old 08-23-2007, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hello all,

Just got my iLiad yesterday and I have been reading through the threads since I ordered it. I am overwhelmed. I don't know what I am doing. Do I have to install anything? How do I know I am on the my home network?
Do I have to hack it to get the PDA application on it? Is FB reader already installed. This reader is making me feel dumber by the second. SOS

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Old 08-23-2007, 10:31 AM   #2
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Hi Ellen,

It is a little overwhelming at first, isn't it, but don't worry about it - it will start to make sense.

The first thing to do is to get it talking to the iRex software delivery service (iDS). Go onto the iRex web site (www.irextechnologies.com), click the "My iRex" link, and then "Create a new iLiad User". Log onto the account that you've just created and set a sensible password.

Now, go to the "iLiad Profiles" screen on the iLiad and, on the first page, enter the e-Mail address and password that you've set up on the iRex web site. Set up a network profile (it's easiest to do it for a "Wired" network), then press and hold the top right "iDS" button on the iLiad (the circular button) and verify that the iLiad successfully connects to the iDS.

If you want to install new applications on the iLiad such as FBReader, you need to request the "Shell Access" package via the iDS. Look at the forum Wiki page and there's a link there to do that. Once you've requested it, connect to the iDS again and it'll automatically download it. That will let you install new applications on your iLiad.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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Harry,

Thanks for responding so quicky. I will follow your directions, but already I am seeing stars. I thought I was a natural at e-books. I am humbled now. I'll be back for more help, I am so sure of that.

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Okay, the first thing to do is calm down, and take a few deep breaths.

It's probably best to get used to the iLiad before you start with 3rd party programs. There should be quite a few documents already loaded on the iLiad. Press the Docs button. Is there a folder called "Reference"? That should contain a lot of user manuals describing the general usage and operation of it. Use the up and down arrows to move around and the circle to select. To close out of a document, press the upper left hand button (looks like stairs with an up arrow). Use the pagebar to go left and right. By default, it's probably opposit of what you expect. You can change this in the settings page.

There should be some example books shown when you press the books button. You can navigate through these the same as the software manuals.

The iLiad does have a slight learning curve. But on the same token, I'm lost when I pick up the Sony reader.
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If you want to read books, it couldn't be easier. Just connect the iLiad to your PC via USB, and it will appear as a new "drive letter" in Windows Explorer. Open the drive and copy the book files into the "books" folder that you'll see in that drive. To open them on the iLiad, press the "Books" button below the iLiad screen, and just navigate to the book you want and open it.
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Indeed. And we are all here to help you if needed as well. Don't we guys? :-)
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Thanks guys,

I finally got the iliad to see my network, I installed FBreader, the PIM application. I think it threw me when I didn't see a list of applications on start up. I didn't see mobipocket listed. Anyway, I got my mobipocket books on after I spotted the PID text. So now I can read my collection of books from Fictionwise. I tried installing the Comic Strip thing, but it's not working. It justs shows a list. i am calmer now. I haven't got the Mobi Desktop to recognize the iliad. I had to wait til mobipocket was back to check my version and it is the latest. The beta wasn't available.
Thanks again for helping me when I went into panic mode.

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Old 08-24-2007, 08:30 PM   #8
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Another update. I finally got to update my Mobireader and it recognizes my iLiad. I got the books on and I got the comic strip to work. One thing though. Why aren't the books listed when I press the books button. Is this for books that aren't mobi format?
Also can you zoom in FB reader? I am having a hard time seeing the tool bar and I would like to enlarge the comics so that I can read it.

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Why aren't the books listed when I press the books button. Is this for books that aren't mobi format?
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No, it just shows you the contents of whatever folder you've told the iLiad to use for books. You can change the location of your books in the iLiad Profile, but, unless you've changed it, you should see the same files that you do in the "Books" folder on the drive that appears on your PC when you connect the USB cable. By default, your MobiPocket books will be in the folder "books/MobiPocket".

What do you see when you press the "Books" button?
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I see nothing in that folder. I'll go to the settings and change it and see what happens. Currently I have to keep manuevering to the mobi folder to see my books. Thanks.

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Changed my settings. Now I can see books and a folder pointing to my mobibooks.

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That's good. Perhaps you inadvertently changed it? Anyway, good to hear that it's OK now!
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