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Old 07-03-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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2 questions

First: on an eink reader, doesn't matter which, does the entire page have to refresh all at once or can parts of the page refresh leaving the rest.


Second: I need to edit some non-drm'ed mobi books that I created. Such as correcting paragraphing, spelling, adding table of contents, etc. Which software will edit a mobi book. I have the Mobi Creator, but I can't seem to open an already formated book. Any suggestions.

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Old 07-03-2008, 09:07 AM   #2
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Second: I need to edit some non-drm'ed mobi books that I created. Such as correcting paragraphing, spelling, adding table of contents, etc. Which software will edit a mobi book. I have the Mobi Creator, but I can't seem to open an already formated book. Any suggestions.
Alyson, the Kindle offers a clipping and note-taking function. You can highlight a portion of the existing text, clip text to a "clippings file" and add your own annotations -- kind of like writing in the margins of a paper book. The highlights and notes are kept in a side file attached to the main book file, and the Kindle allows you to navigate from one highlight/annotation to the next. Highlighted text, clippings, and your notes also wind up in a text file named "My Clippings.txt" which you can transfer to your PC and then open up in any text editor.

Now, to edit the MobiPocket books, I suspect that you need to go back to the HTML files that were used as input to create the book -- you did say that these are MobiPocket books that you created -- and then apply the corrections that you noted when you were proofreading the book. Rebuild the book with the updated file(s). I don't know of any program that allows you to directly edit the MobiPocket file. But, there are people around here who are a lot smarter than I am, so perhaps they will know of a way.
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Actually, the books I want to edit come from two sources. One, I was just reading one I downloaded from here, mobiread, and noticed some formating errors. (I'm kinda picky about formating) Mostly, paragraphing.

But, the ones I'd like to add table of contents and hyperlinks too, I'm transferring from my word processor. I don't get into HTML. And it seems my hyperlinks in my word processor don't tranfer when MobiReader converts them. I haven't tried to use MobiCreator with my files yet. I guess I'd like to have the mobireader as a word processor I could edit with. Guess not, huh.
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Actually, the books I want to edit come from two sources. One, I was just reading one I downloaded from here, mobiread, and noticed some formating errors. (I'm kinda picky about formating) Mostly, paragraphing.

But, the ones I'd like to add table of contents and hyperlinks too, I'm transferring from my word processor. I don't get into HTML. And it seems my hyperlinks in my word processor don't tranfer when MobiReader converts them. I haven't tried to use MobiCreator with my files yet. I guess I'd like to have the mobireader as a word processor I could edit with. Guess not, huh.
reporting errors to the person posting the eBooks here at MobileRead is a good idea. That way they will likely get fixed in the book.

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Actually, the books I want to edit come from two sources. One, I was just reading one I downloaded from here, mobiread, and noticed some formating errors. (I'm kinda picky about formating) Mostly, paragraphing.

But, the ones I'd like to add table of contents and hyperlinks too, I'm transferring from my word processor. I don't get into HTML. And it seems my hyperlinks in my word processor don't tranfer when MobiReader converts them. I haven't tried to use MobiCreator with my files yet. I guess I'd like to have the mobireader as a word processor I could edit with. Guess not, huh.
Not. Yeah, Mobipocket Creator is just for creating the mobi ebooks from the source files. You're going to have to either create a Microsoft Word .doc file with all the editing done (Mobi Creator will use such files) or use an HTML editor. But Word will save as HTML (I think it's called Save To/As Webpage.) directly.

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First: on an eink reader, doesn't matter which, does the entire page have to refresh all at once or can parts of the page refresh leaving the rest.

Second: I need to edit some non-drm'ed mobi books that I created. Such as correcting paragraphing, spelling, adding table of contents, etc. Which software will edit a mobi book. I have the Mobi Creator, but I can't seem to open an already formated book. Any suggestions.
Parts of the page can be updated leaving the rest. However, this is used relatively infrequently on most devices (its relatively slow and can cause ghosting). The Epson and E-Ink developed advanced display controller is not in any actual devices yet, but it may allow more efficient partial updates.

If you want to edit the contents, then the only option is to explode the MOBI back into HTML with either MobiPerl (mobi2html) or Calibre (mobi2oeb). However, it is usually better to get the original source because typically at least some information is lost in the original conversion to MOBI.
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... You're going to have to either create a Microsoft Word .doc file with all the editing done (Mobi Creator will use such files) or use an HTML editor. But Word will save as HTML (I think it's called Save To/As Webpage.) directly.

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I'll give that a try. But, FYI, I detest Word, I'm a WordPerfect fanatic. Won't touch Word at all. Wordperfect also exports to HTML, so I'll go that route.

Where can I get this MobiPerl that was metioned.

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