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Old 03-13-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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FBreader help adding book to library

When I try to add a pdf to the library, it won't let me say ok. If I highlight a file and say ok it goes up one directory, then when i go back to the directory and do it again it does the same thing...I know I'm probably doing something very simple but this is driving me nuts, it makes fbreader usesless
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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actually I tried a chm file and it worked fine, for some reason my fbreader is seeing pdf's as a folder, not as a pdf...what am i diong wrong...
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:15 PM   #3
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If it's a PDF that you've opened previously on the iLiad using it's internal viewer, then it probably is a folder. The iLiad does that the first time you open a document. It creates a folder of the same name, moves the file in there, and creates some other stuff with it like a manifest file... etc.
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so once i open it with the native software i can't open it with fbreader?
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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ahhh THIS IS frustrating! fbreader seems like a good program but its so buggy and hard to use...i added one chm file to my library, now when i try to add another its not working, it acts like its going to do it but then it doesn't show up in my library

i can't even get a pdf file added at all
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:34 PM   #6
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ok so pdfs that i haven't opened with native software don't even show up, and I cant' get chm files to add anymore...do i have an old version of fbreader, is there a newer one that is reliable? thanks for help in advance, i'm usually good at searching and finding my own answers, but i'm kinda frustrated
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FBReader does not support PDF, so you should not see PDFs at all in its BOOK+ ebook explorer. As Shaggy says, if you opened a PDF then it will be in its own directory. FBReader won't list the .pdf file, but it will list the directory containing the PDF file (it lists all directories). There is a difference in icons between directories and ebooks.

FBReader's support of CHMs is limited by the fact that it reads the entire ebook into memory on start-up. Many CHMs are too large to fit in memory, so FBReader hangs or exits strangely. One work around is SWAP on iLiad, which should allow larger CHM ebooks to work.
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do i have an old version of fbreader, is there a newer one that is reliable?
There are three version for the iLiad. Do an advance search of all the iLiad forums for threads with FBReader in the title.

You are using 0.8.4 which is old but works well enough for most purposes. This is the one I use.

The 0.8.14 version does not have icons, so you use it like "native" iLiad apps (bind it to ebook types and click on an ebook to invoke FBReader). I found this too limiting, but 0.8.14 does have ePub support and there are threads showing how to customize this version.

The latest version is 0.10.2 (bug-fixed 0.10.0, and the FBReader site has 0.10.3 for Linux desktops). There isn't currently a well tested installer for this version, which should in principle retain the best features of 0.8.4 and 0.8.14 on the iLiad.
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