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Old 11-24-2008, 07:47 PM   #91
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I am having a similar problem mentioned in an earlier post. I am using BC 2.52, Vista 64, Word 2007, and Calibre 4.103.

I am sure I have the path set properly to Calibre, which in my case is C:\Calibre.

I go through all the steps just fine and hit the LRF button to create my LRF file and all seems to go well, but I can never find the LRF file - as if it was never created. It is very frustrating as BC seems to be an excellent program. Help please.
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Hi,

So far, I have been unable to create an ebook for my EB1150. I tried to find a manual of sorts that would tell me, for instance, where to install the BookCreator.dot file; I have first tried a directory of its own, then I relocated it in the directory where impbuild.exe it.

When I use the "IMP" button, I select the directory where I want the .imp file to be, but apparently no .imp file is created - nor is one found by an explorer file search...

Can anyone please help?
BookCreator is really just a template with marcos. There is not install required. If you have MS Word just double click on the BookCreator.dot template and a new file will load.

To get the third party tool to work the conversion must be working and the paths must be correct.

Make sure that the path in BookCreator is pointing to the right location of the executable "impbuild.exe"
For instance, on my PC the path below is placed in the text box "Path to Impbuild:"

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"c:\program files\ebookutils\impbuild.exe"
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If the problem persist

Enable the debug option, Descripiton on post #73

And post the Debug.txt content here
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:11 AM   #93
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I am having a similar problem mentioned in an earlier post. I am using BC 2.52, Vista 64, Word 2007, and Calibre 4.103.

I am sure I have the path set properly to Calibre, which in my case is C:\Calibre.

I go through all the steps just fine and hit the LRF button to create my LRF file and all seems to go well, but I can never find the LRF file - as if it was never created. It is very frustrating as BC seems to be an excellent program. Help please.
Make sure you are also including the full path including the executable "html2lrf.exe"

In your example it should be
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"C:\Calibre\html2lrf.exe"
If you validate that the paths are correct, enable the debug option located on post #73 (link)
And post the debug.txt that is generated by the tool here.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:57 AM   #94
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Is there any limit to the size of the file that this can work with?

I have been using the tool fine, (and really great it is), then on my latest document I am converting, when I click on LRF to export to Sony format, then click on the Create button, the Export window disapears, and nothing appears to happen at all.
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Is there any limit to the size of the file that this can work with?

I have been using the tool fine, (and really great it is), then on my latest document I am converting, when I click on LRF to export to Sony format, then click on the Create button, the Export window disapears, and nothing appears to happen at all.
I've not ran into a file size limit. It just takes some patience. Look at your task manager you should see html2lrf running in the background.

Most of the time with small files the LRF is created by the time the dialog is closed. With larger files the dialog comes back while html2lrf is chugging away.

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I am havong a similar problem mentioned in an earlier post. I am using BC 2.52, Vista 64, Word 2007, and Calibre 4.103.

I am sure I have the path set properly to Calibre, which in my case is C:\Calibre.

I go through all the steps just fine and hit the LRF button to create my LRF file and all seems to go well, but I can never find the LRF file - as if it was never created. It is very frustrating as BC seems to be an excellent program. Help please.
Are you aware of any "how-to" or manual?
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #97
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Are you aware of any "how-to" or manual?
I've not written one, so I don't know if there is one. But this is defiantly a good idea. I was thinking of writing an FAQ just haven't had the time.

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Can't get BC to work

I have read and re-read this entire thread several times and cannot figure out what is wrong. Everytime I try to run BC, I go through all the steps and when I hit the convert to LRF the computer works for a few seconds and then I get the error window attached as an image below.

Very frustrating.

Vista 64
Word 2007
Yes, I have the proper paths to Calibre and html2lrf

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Apologies if this has been asked before, but could not find any reference. When I click on the Word Wrap button, the tool removes any formatting which is there in the document. Is there any way to run the word wrap without ruining any formatting?
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:37 PM   #100
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I have found that Book Creator can work extremely effectively with novels.

However, it is a a disaster with some non-fiction texts.

1. It keeps inserting a paragraph break after every colon. This ruins long sentences with subordinate clauses.
2. It inserts a paragraph break next to every quotation mark.

So a paragraph like this:

The older treatises on ethics (even that of Kant) used to have their “casuistries” and their “theories of the virtues,” where particular “cases of conscience” were studied in appendices to the systematic works themselves. The abstract and arbitrary character of such studies I have demonstrated in the course of other writings, showing the reasons why they were destined to vanish, as in fact they have vanished, from modern thought.


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The older treatises on ethics (even that of Kant) used to have their
“casuistries” and their
“theories of the virtues,” where particular
“cases of conscience”
were studied in appendices to the systematic works themselves. The abstract and arbitrary character of such studies I have demonstrated in the course of other writings, showing the reasons why they were destined to vanish, as in fact they have vanished, from modern thought.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:43 PM   #101
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I am having a similar problem mentioned in an earlier post. I am using BC 2.52, Vista 64, Word 2007, and Calibre 4.103.

I am sure I have the path set properly to Calibre, which in my case is C:\Calibre.

I go through all the steps just fine and hit the LRF button to create my LRF file and all seems to go well, but I can never find the LRF file - as if it was never created. It is very frustrating as BC seems to be an excellent program. Help please.
Ok, same problem with Imp. BC 2.52, Vista 32, Word 2007 and Ebookutils 0.8. I cant seem to find the imp file anywhere. Here is the debug.txt. Can you have a look please?
- All directories mentioned in this debug o/p exist.
- impbuild is in the location mentioned
- No errors displayed

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d:\books\ebookutils-0.8\impbuild.exe --out-dir="D:\temp" --name="Hal Clement - Uncommon Sense.imp" --title="Uncommon Sense" --author="Hal Clement " --1150 "C:\Users\ashwin_acharya02\AppData\Local\Temp\Book CreatorTemp\Hal Clement - Uncommon Sense\Hal Clement - Uncommon Sense.html"
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1. It keeps inserting a paragraph break after every colon. This ruins long sentences with subordinate clauses.
2. It inserts a paragraph break next to every quotation mark.
Those two "features" would ruin many a fiction book as well...
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Ok, same problem with Imp. BC 2.52, Vista 32, Word 2007 and Ebookutils 0.8. I cant seem to find the imp file anywhere. Here is the debug.txt. Can you have a look please?
- All directories mentioned in this debug o/p exist.
- impbuild is in the location mentioned
- No errors displayed
Hmm - this seems to be a problem with either Vista or Office 2k7. I tried it on another machine - XPSP2 & Office 2K3, and I have the imp file with no problems.
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@Patricia
Try using Stingo's word wrap, which is included in BookCreator.

To use Stingo's word wrap depress the ellipsis "..." next to the "Word Wrap Fix" menu option. In the drop down menu there is the option to use Stingo's macro.

Explanation:
Stingo's macro blindly converts carriage returns to spaces. The "smart" word wrap tries to use a little more logic when word wrapping. Essentially any string that ends with a colon (:) preceded with a carriage return is treated as a heading. The quote (") is a bug.

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Apologies if this has been asked before, but could not find any reference. When I click on the Word Wrap button, the tool removes any formatting which is there in the document. Is there any way to run the word wrap without ruining any formatting?
This is the first such request. I'll include this in the next release.

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