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Old 01-31-2013, 04:06 PM   #16
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Sounds ideal. Think I should get that older version, though, or just the latest one will do?

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Sony on the PC is a good previewer as you can set the page size which will show what the document will really look like on the device. It is also ADE based so it covers the ADE ground as well.

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Sounds ideal. Think I should get that older version, though, or just the latest one will do?
Get Reader Library. It's easier to deal with.
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There are two listed on the Sony web site. I prefer the second listed and older one to the first. As JSWolf says, it is easier to use. Its layout allows you to go back and forth between the file and the file list, so that Sigil can save changes you see in Reader Library.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:35 AM   #19
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JS, Just get the latest Sony Reader Library? (I've read all this stuff about different versions working better than others.)


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JS, Just get the latest Sony Reader Library? (I've read all this stuff about different versions working better than others.)
Reader Library for Windows...

http://s02.download.sony.com/prs/US/...3.00.07130.exe
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:01 PM   #21
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HI mrmikel. When I go here: https://ebookstore.sony.com/download/
there is only the latest version to download. (I was interested in the version where you said the Sony didn't hang on to the file and let you edit the epub in Sigil without having to remove the file from the Sony. I mean, perhaps the new version has that feature to (I don't know).) So what url are you going to that offers multiple versions? And if you can shed any light on this whole thing I'd appreciate it. (I'm using ADE2.0 but it's a pain removing the file to go back to Sigil to edit.) Thanks! Bear

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There are two listed on the Sony web site. I prefer the second listed and older one to the first. As JSWolf says, it is easier to use. Its layout allows you to go back and forth between the file and the file list, so that Sigil can save changes you see in Reader Library.
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Not sure which version this is, though. Could you see my last post to mrmikel in this thread? What version is this link you gave for? Is it the latest version? If so does it have that feature of not holding the file so I can edit in Sigil? (I know all these questions but I really want to get the version that's going to be most effective.)
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Not sure which version this is, though. Could you see my last post to mrmikel in this thread? What version is this link you gave for? Is it the latest version? If so does it have that feature of not holding the file so I can edit in Sigil? (I know all these questions but I really want to get the version that's going to be most effective.)
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All you do is switch to the list view, edit the file, double click in the list view and your back viewing where you left off.

It is the last version of Reader Library. The same version I use.
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We're talking about two different things. Passing the code for validity and making the book look the way you want it on a range of devices. The first is straightforward. The second is an art :-)
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We're talking about two different things. Passing the code for validity and making the book look the way you want it on a range of devices. The first is straightforward. The second is an art :-)
I'm not convinced the second is even possible. There are a number of popular Android reader apps that phone and tablet users might use for that do not support style sheets all that well, overriding them entirely in many cases, so even simply formatted books can look considerably different from one app to the next. They may remain readable, but looking like what you want, not so much.

Many of these apps are designed for the reader to format your book to look the way the reader wants it to.
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I'm not convinced the second is even possible. There are a number of popular Android reader apps that phone and tablet users might use for that do not support style sheets all that well, overriding them entirely in many cases, so even simply formatted books can look considerably different from one app to the next. They may remain readable, but looking like what you want, not so much.

Many of these apps are designed for the reader to format your book to look the way the reader wants it to.
If these apps are going to basically ignore the style sheet, then we should ignore those apps.
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If these apps are going to basically ignore the style sheet, then we should ignore those apps.
That's my feeling as well. However, I'm only trying to sell my own books, and I am perfectly happy to leave 1 percent of sales on the table, or even 2 or 5 percent. I'm not formatting for others, for pay, which no doubt would change my attitude.
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If these apps are going to basically ignore the style sheet, then we should ignore those apps.
I suppose it all depends. A number of these reading apps are quite popular though, especially with folks who read on mobile devices! I prefer to at least check the way my books work in them and see they are at least readable if not perfectly formatted.

Even apps that do generally support ADE, will often have differences in how things are handled.
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I suppose it all depends. A number of these reading apps are quite popular though, especially with folks who read on mobile devices! I prefer to at least check the way my books work in them and see they are at least readable if not perfectly formatted.

Even apps that do generally support ADE, will often have differences in how things are handled.
Well...

The "it all depends" sounds great, but at the end of the day, realistically, in a commercial operation, you can only check the book in so many devices and readers. As it is now, we're checking ours in 7 different devices; 3 Amazon, 2 Nook, one iPad and one Kobo. At that point...you just start running out of gas. And if you ask 10 people what their fave reading app is, you'll get 10 different answers. {shrug}. And a good number of the reading apps do ignore the CSS, or allow the users to override it. So...it's fairly futile, in terms of trying to cover your bases.

Just my $.02,

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I would say to make the eBook look good in apps/Readers that do support the CSS and if that works well, it's not your job to deal with substandard reading software.
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