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View Poll Results: How do you add books to your Pocket Pro?
With USB cable to device and sync with ADE 7 14.89%
With USB cable to device and sync wih Calibre 13 27.66%
With USB cable to device and drag and drop 17 36.17%
Use SD Card in Computer and sync with ADE (is this possible?) 1 2.13%
Use SD Card in Computer and sync with Calibre 9 19.15%
Use SD Card in Computer and drag and drop 29 61.70%
Sync with other software 1 2.13%
Other 0 0%
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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How do you Add Books to Pocket Pro?

In these threads there are several ways to add books to your PP. Some people have problems with one way, some with others.

Let's take a poll....

How do you add books to your PP?
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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In these threads there are several ways to add books to your PP. Some people have problems with one way, some with others.

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How do you add books to your PP?
I put my card in my computer and drag & drop. Used to be I had to do the same to delete but the Lbook firmware takes care of that.
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I put my card in my computer and drag & drop. Used to be I had to do the same to delete but the Lbook firmware takes care of that.
wow your answer showed up before I got the poll out.....
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:30 PM   #4
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wow your answer showed up before I got the poll out.....
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Did it? I am sitting here at the computer writing a comic book. (Wonder Woman, to be precisely.) I like to check sites every now again as I write...
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:38 PM   #5
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I voted for four, I hope that's ok! I do all four equally as often. I sync with the cable to Calibre, I use the USB and drag and drop in Windows Explorer, I use just the SD card and sync with Calibre, and I also just plug in the SD card and drag and drop in Windows Explorer. I've never had any difficulties when using the USB cable, but I have had troubles just inserting the SD card and doing it that way. Not always, but sometimes my computer won't read the SD card. But it always works with the cable.
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I voted for four, I hope that's ok! I do all four equally as often. I sync with the cable to Calibre, I use the USB and drag and drop in Windows Explorer, I use just the SD card and sync with Calibre, and I also just plug in the SD card and drag and drop in Windows Explorer. I've never had any difficulties when using the USB cable, but I have had troubles just inserting the SD card and doing it that way. Not always, but sometimes my computer won't read the SD card. But it always works with the cable.
I saw an option for syncing an SD card with Calibre. I didn't know yew could do that? *Blink*
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I saw an option for syncing an SD card with Calibre. I didn't know yew could do that? *Blink*
Well, "sync" might not be the correct word for what I do... if I pop the SD card into my computer and open Calibre, I'll select the books I want to save to the card. Then I'll click "save to disk" at the top of the screen, and the little menu comes up to ask where I want to save the books, so I'll click the drive that represents my SD card. The it just puts the books into the folders I have set up on my card, or it creates new folders if I'm transferring books to folders I haven't yet created. Does that make sense?
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Well, "sync" might not be the correct word for what I do... if I pop the SD card into my computer and open Calibre, I'll select the books I want to save to the card. Then I'll click "save to disk" at the top of the screen, and the little menu comes up to ask where I want to save the books, so I'll click the drive that represents my SD card. The it just puts the books into the folders I have set up on my card, or it creates new folders if I'm transferring books to folders I haven't yet created. Does that make sense?
In my choices above I would consider that "synch to SD card with Calibre", versus drag and drop not using Calibre.

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I mostly use Calibre. Sometimes via USB for small quantities, using a card reader for bulk quantities (rebuild a large library section). I keep my Calibre catalob and manuals in the Main storage and my library on the SD Card.
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Well, I do both. I sync to the card with Calibre, and I also drag and drop in Windows Explorer. It depends on the book. I usually only import books into Calibre if they are in epub format, or if I want to convert them to epub. But if I make a book in rtf, then I don't bother with Calibre, I just drag and drop with Windows Explorer. Also, if it's a book that I want to update the meta data on, I'll use Calibre. If not, I'll just use Windows Explorer.
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I pop out the SD card and put into desktop's built in card reader. I use the drop and drag method. I always click "eject" before taking the card out to keep it from corrupting. This is very important in Vista or you will get the annoying pop up that it needs to scan the card for problems every time you put the card in and the only way to fix it is to use the chkdsk command.

I only use MOBI/PRC format though which makes it easy to move books to another folder and not lose your books settings because a secondary file with the same name is created along with the book. So you just move that file with the book to keep your settings. you can even rename the book's filename and as long as you rename secondary file to match it will keep it settings.

I love that I have total control on how my books are organized!

I don't want Vista anywhere near my Pocket Pro. I don't trust Vista so I'll never hook the unit directly to the PC.

I keep my firmware on a separate SD card just in case but haven't needed it yet.
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Books by my favorite authors, the ones I re-read again and again, are in the device's onboard memory, so if I add to those or swap them out for whatever reason, they must be added via USB, and I prefer click and drag to syncing.

Other books are on my card (including a "To Be Read" subfolder, with author folders within that). I just pop the card into the card reader on my PC and do the click and drag thing, then pop the card back into the reader.
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With USB cable to device and sync with ADE and Calibre. And Use SD Card in Computer and drag and drop. Mostly I pop out the SD from my device and put it in PC and drag and drop. I hardly use the internal memory of my EZ reader.

Though my PPro is out to be replace due to peeling, the replacement will probably arrived tom. I miss my PPro.

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I tend to use the USB cable because I have to use that anyway to top up my battery. Why not do both at the same time?
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:36 PM   #15
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Be smart. Use USB cable and Total Commander file manager http://ghisler.com/. Drag and Drop is so unprofessional.
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