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Old 05-03-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Calibre Now Supports jetBook!

I was pleasantly surprised today to see the new version of Calibre, 0.5.10 (01 May, 2009) adds jetBook support. Thanks! This is great news since the jetBook is now my ereader of choice.

Forgive me but what exactly does it mean? I don't see anywhere in the preferences to change output for a specific ereader. Page Setup only gives me choices of "none" and "PRS505".

I am having an minor issue converting pdf's to epub. The author and title appear at the beginning of every new page, which means randomly in the text, in that it will be every 3 or 4 page turns of the jetBook. Sorry I'm sure this is a newbie question, but that is what I am when it comes to conversions.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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Support for a device typically means that when you connect it via USB, Calibre will detect the JetBook and automatically transfer ebooks for you (if you want).
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #3
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Actually the jetbook support is only tested in linux, it may or may not work in windows and definitely wont work in OS X.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:33 PM   #4
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OK I've got a Mac, but I prefer using a card reader anyway. Now that I have you here (nice to meet you) can you help me with the title, author problem I am having?
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:55 PM   #5
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There's no easy fix for that, PDF conversion is just messy.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:00 PM   #6
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I transferred a test book using XP. It does work with Windows.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:11 PM   #7
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Understand, thanks. I was hoping I could just make an adjustment in the conversion preferences. I just want to add that the same pdf sent to Amazon for conversion to azw doesn't suffer from this issue, for whatever that is worth.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:24 PM   #8
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I transferred a test book using XP. It does work with Windows.
Good to know, thanks. If someone with OS X wants OS X support you need to do the following:

Post the output from
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calibre-debug -d
And then run
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ioreg  -w 0 -S -c IOMedia > log.txt
And attach the file log.txt here
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Understand, thanks. I was hoping I could just make an adjustment in the conversion preferences. I just want to add that the same pdf sent to Amazon for conversion to azw doesn't suffer from this issue, for whatever that is worth.
Yeah well like I said PDF conversion is hit and miss, you'll find the amazon conversion worse for other PDFs. Best to try both and see whic algorithm works better for the particular PDF
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:24 AM   #10
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Pdf is kind of a hit and miss, some work great some dont. What i do is I test with calibre and if it doesnt work I then use solid pdf converted to convert to doc and paste to wordpad so it removes uneeded formating! Then i copy and paste the content into composer to create a html file Finally I convert to lrf or epup with calibre ! Long but it works fine!

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Old 05-04-2009, 04:19 PM   #12
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That's great to hear, THANKS, When Calibre offered me an upgrade last night I passed 'cause it was past my bedtime.

I have been using Mobi files in my jetBook because it is one less step after downloading and MobiDeDRMing them. Now that jetBook is supported, it only makes sense to bring my files into Calibre, and let it handle the file folders so converting to ePub becomes more feasible.

So here’s the question; does the jetBook like ePub or Mobi files better? I noticed that I lost the TOC with Mobi files (actually it’s still there, just at the end of the book and without links)

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The jetbook does not always love Calibre Mobi files. Calibre sometimes gets the encoding wrong and the Jetbook is not tolerant. When I convert to mobi for JetBook, I mostly use the Mobipocket Creator.

I tried opening an epub and a mobi of the same source. The epub took much longer to load. I don't know whether this was a special case or not.
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The jetbook does not always love Calibre Mobi files. Calibre sometimes gets the encoding wrong and the Jetbook is not tolerant. When I convert to mobi for JetBook, I mostly use the Mobipocket Creator.

I tried opening an epub and a mobi of the same source. The epub took much longer to load. I don't know whether this was a special case or not.
Can you opena ticket and attach the source file from which you generated the MOBI
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So here’s the question; does the jetBook like ePub or Mobi files better? I noticed that I lost the TOC with Mobi files (actually it’s still there, just at the end of the book and without links)
A MOBI without the TOC isn't good. Does the jetBook have an alternative way to select the TOC? Normally with MOBI (including 3rd party MOBI readers like FBReader) there is a key or an icon that can bring up the TOC. Two good examples of MOBI TOC are Ring of Fire by Eric Flint (Baen free library) and Thoughtcrime Experiments (MOBI by Arachne Jericho). The former has a TOC at the end, but also a link to that TOC near the start. The latter has an in-lined TOC near the start. Both are addressable as MOBI TOCs. There is a 3rd type of TOC, which is like Ring of Fire but with the TOC only accessible via the MOBI TOC icon/key.

How well do these MOBIs work on the jetBook? Note that both are short story collections and both have some images.
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