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Old 02-14-2008, 02:29 AM   #16
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Thank you for tying this together and posting it.

Very helpful. Just what I was looking for.

Easy to follow the script. I changed it to prompt for the Title and Author to use. File names on my computer are much different than how I want them on the Kindle.

To people confused why this exists, give it a try. I've been doing the same thing using some of the Windows software under Parallels. If you're trying to read text in a PDF image (i.e. a scanned document that you didn't do OCR on) the level and density corrections make a BIG difference. Line drawings / schematics are much easier to see as well.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:23 AM   #17
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Whoa ... my mac can do perl?
If I don't post in 24h, I will have foobar'd my macbook pro!



Thanks for this post!

@bostonte ... would you mind sharing the changes you did so that you can add in the author and title?
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:29 PM   #18
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Well, my mac isn't foobar-ed, but it isn't willing to do perl either. I installed perl (with several pre-requisites first) but it can't find HTML::TreeBuilder and I can't find TreeBuilder with grep either. I have a subset of the HTML files, or something.
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Well, my mac isn't foobar-ed, but it isn't willing to do perl either. I installed perl (with several pre-requisites first) but it can't find HTML::TreeBuilder and I can't find TreeBuilder with grep either. I have a subset of the HTML files, or something.
If it works as on an ordinary Unix you do

perl -MCPAN -e shell

and follow the instructions. Then search for the missing packages using i /TreeBuilder/ for example and install it with "install HTML::TreeBuilder". The mobiperl web page lists all packages you need to install.
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If it works as on an ordinary Unix you do

perl -MCPAN -e shell

and follow the instructions. Then search for the missing packages using i /TreeBuilder/ for example and install it with "install HTML::TreeBuilder". The mobiperl web page lists all packages you need to install.
Thanks for that tip --- it got me a lot further. I downloaded and installed quite a lot of packages. But eventually there were two it just wouldn't compile correctly -- GD was one of them. So I gave up, and took your mobiperl PC executables to a nigh-forsaken PC. Worked GREAT there! Thanks for the tool.

P.S. to mac people - a few of the other scripts floating around are in python. THAT downloaded and ran with no problems on my mac. So do try those, at least!
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