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Old 12-06-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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How To Move Files From the MS Reader To BD or Libprs500?

I purchased an MS Reader formatted book from a site. I had to download the MS Reader program to my laptop. The book can now be seen in MS Reader on my laptop. How do I move it to convert it to either BookDesigner or Libprs500 so I can download it to my PRS505?
I've only had my PRS505 for 1 day, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-06-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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Google ConvertLIT

I can't give you instructions because it would be against forum policy.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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Use lit2lrf, which I think includes the needed ConvertLIT step.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:37 PM   #4
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Use lit2lrf, which I think includes the needed ConvertLIT step.
It does, if you've already run ConvertLIT at least once.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:43 PM   #5
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Use lit2lrf, which I think includes the needed ConvertLIT step.
Won't work. You need to get the FULL ConvertLIT.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:54 AM   #6
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After that you can use either lit2lrf or BD to make a book.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:36 AM   #7
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Won't work. You need to get the FULL ConvertLIT.
I can't find the full ConvertLit, or can I figure out how to use it. I've spent hours on it and still have not figured it out. I'm technically challenged!
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:20 AM   #8
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Google ConvertLIT GUI

I suggest trying it on a LIT file without DRM first, e.g. from Baen Free Library. I have instructions for converting a DRM-free LIT to MOBI in Baen format upgrade in the works. You don't want MOBI, but this might help if you want to use BookDesigner. Or just try lit2lrf on a DRM-free LIT once you have ConvertLIT installed.
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Google ConvertLIT GUI

I suggest trying it on a LIT file without DRM first, e.g. from Baen Free Library. I have instructions for converting a DRM-free LIT to MOBI in Baen format upgrade in the works. You don't want MOBI, but this might help if you want to use BookDesigner. Or just try lit2lrf on a DRM-free LIT once you have ConvertLIT installed.
Thank you! It finally worked. I feel so stupid that it took this long!
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:56 AM   #10
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Is there a way to keep the chapter links from the Content page?

When I use ConvertLit and then BD to create a book from Microsoft Reader; I lose the chapter links. Basically you can't go to the Content page and select a chapter and the link takes you there. Beside that little issue, the book looks fantastic. The margin and font size are both outstanding.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:12 AM   #11
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Just use ConvertLIT & then use libprs500 (which has lit2lrf) to convert the LIT to LRF. Skip BD all together. That's usually how I do my stuff & it generally comes out great.
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I second the suggestion to use libprs500. It does a great job with conversion, and I like using it as library software better than the program that comes packaged with the Reader.
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Just use ConvertLIT & then use libprs500 (which has lit2lrf) to convert the LIT to LRF. Skip BD all together. That's usually how I do my stuff & it generally comes out great.
I'll try it when I get home. I'm at work at the moment, so I have to wait for this evening.

Does libprs500 capture the cover and title of the book automatically like BD?
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I'll try it when I get home. I'm at work at the moment, so I have to wait for this evening.

Does libprs500 capture the cover and title of the book automatically like BD?
Not automatically, but if you sign up and get a free key at isbndb.com, you can fetch the cover and other information in libprs500 for each book.
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Actually libprs500 does read metadata and cover from the lit file. (Assuming the LIT file supplies a cover in the first place).
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