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Old 05-29-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Does Sigil hate me, or just windows?

A really helpful looking tutorial I found online ... had a tools menu on the interface. My sigil doesn't. A lot of things seemed squirely, then I realized the tutorial was on a mac. Is the PC version that different, (yes, I'm using the current ver) or am I just suffering the effects of a long term taurine addiction?
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The version of Sigil you're using is much, much newer than any tutorial you found (Mac or otherwise). The entire interface has changed drastically since that was written.
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A really helpful looking tutorial I found online ... had a tools menu on the interface. My sigil doesn't. A lot of things seemed squirely, then I realized the tutorial was on a mac. Is the PC version that different, (yes, I'm using the current ver) or am I just suffering the effects of a long term taurine addiction?

Ask if you can't figure out the newer (from the tutorial) way of doing it. (most just moved the menu items around)

Lots of new book browser features (mentioned in threads here at MR: Sigil)
The main big difference is the TOC browser Generator (also a thread discussions) no longe destroys an existing NCX (and does not auto fix it either (other than a simple referenced file rename))
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(edit; opps, I type to slow, I was relying to diap

Figures... I'm usually good at fumbling through interfaces to softaware that's new to me.. I thought Calibre was a hassle... I find it odd that a program that boasts WYSIWYG is less fluid. I might just be saying that because I have a TINY TINY bit more time logged with Calibre...

But heck, I can't even import an image into Sigil that isn't already part of the document. I might end up recoiling back to Calibre, and worry about chapter breaks there. (that was the only real reason I was exploring Sigil)
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But heck, I can't even import an image into Sigil that isn't already part of the document.
Right-click on the images folder in the Book Browser and select "Add Existing Files..."

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File->New->Add Existing Files...
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Right-click on the images folder in the Book Browser and select "Add Existing Files..."
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While you're at it, you should do a lot of right-clicking on items in the Browser to discover the range of options that are there. It can be a good learning experience since a number of things on the context menus there aren't available any other way.
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Figures... I'm usually good at fumbling through interfaces to softaware that's new to me.. I thought Calibre was a hassle... I find it odd that a program that boasts WYSIWYG is less fluid. I might just be saying that because I have a TINY TINY bit more time logged with Calibre...

But heck, I can't even import an image into Sigil that isn't already part of the document. I might end up recoiling back to Calibre, and worry about chapter breaks there. (that was the only real reason I was exploring Sigil)
Images is now a 2 step process as you can now use the same image in many places with ease. (Chapter head images, scene break images are common reusable images).

1)add (install) the Image as others have said.
2) Place the image (as many times/places as you want) using the Black ish screen icon or Ctrl-Shift-I (it will ask which installed image)
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:38 PM   #8
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whoosh. One mystery solved.. Thanks, folks! Two pretty unintuitive ways, IMO, but I'll skip the rambling. I'm still not totally sold on using it over just calibre, but I'm willing to keep jabbing at it..

I'm always lecturing people on the power of right clicking stuff, (from my 5 year old daughter, right to my mum) so I guess I should take my own advice!
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The main big difference is the TOC browser Generator (also a thread discussions) no longe destroys an existing NCX (and does not auto fix it either (other than a simple referenced file rename))
Just wondering if you mean something different than I think you do? If you use the Generate TOC button it will overwrite the toc.ncx file with the headings you select. It does not keep any existing toc.ncx entries and if your chapters aren't marked with a heading tag they won't be available to select in Generate TOC.
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A really helpful looking tutorial I found online ... had a tools menu on the interface. My sigil doesn't. A lot of things seemed squirely, then I realized the tutorial was on a mac. Is the PC version that different, (yes, I'm using the current ver) or am I just suffering the effects of a long term taurine addiction?
You may find my tutorial useful (see my signature). There are are two versions of the tutorial, the first uses Sigil 0.3.4 and the second (v2) Sigil 0.5.3. In the newer version, the Tools menu is no longer present and the examples have been updated to reflect that fact.
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