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Old 10-12-2006, 03:59 PM   #16
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Importing a CSSed HTML file into BD also gives problems.
Forgot to ask. When loading a CSSed HTML file, do you have a css file in the same dir as your html-file?
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Old 10-14-2006, 07:42 AM   #17
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Forgot to ask. When loading a CSSed HTML file, do you have a css file in the same dir as your html-file?
Yep (sorry, I've been busy with my baby Reader!).
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:37 PM   #18
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I've given the BookDesigner a go to generate LRF files and the results were impressive but I had the following major issues which stop me from using it. I'm mostly converting HTML either from Gutenberg or marked up text using GutenMark, which generates HTML. When loading a HTML document that has images, the images do not load. Also the biggest problem is that pagination does not work properly, sometimes page breaks just appear in the middle of paragraphs - is there anyway to switch pagination off?

A good example of the HTML with images that uses CSS from Gutenberg is http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19420/19420-h.zip
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:14 PM   #19
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When loading a HTML document that has images, the images do not load.
In your file there are the declarations of pre-formatted html. Usually such type of html's heed to be processed as a pure text that eliminated all the html tags. So, as soon as BD finds <pre> tag in html, it makes a complete file re-formatting.
However in your file <pre> tags are used to mark just a small part of the text. So just remove them from 19420-h.htm, and the pictures will appear.
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Also the biggest problem is that pagination does not work properly, sometimes page breaks just appear in the middle of paragraphs - is there anyway to switch pagination off?
It is happening because the lrf creator was adjusted for the Librie rather than for the Sony Reader. As soon as I get Sony Reader, I will adjust the lrf creator for it. But now you need to make this adjustment manually playing with the "lines per page" number (around 22-25 for "book text"=17). Also try to play with "page breaks", "page headers", and "page footers" options.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:47 PM   #20
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vvv, thanks for your great software!

Is there a way to prevent the text from wrapping to the next line when you set the size on the reader to "M" or "L"? I'm getting a lot of lines with one word.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:08 PM   #21
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Is there an answer to this question regarding wrapping? When I download an lrf from an online site and I change the font the text flows and adjusts. When I covert using this program and I change the font size the sentences break as if they had hard returns. Is there a setting that I need to change to make the text not line break at different sizes. Thanks.
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This is a known issue. Current version of BookDesigner used hard breaks to align the text. This was done to work around some bugs in Librie. It seems those bugs are not present in the Reader, so the program needs to be adjusted to not insert hard breaks. It will be done when vvv (the author) receives his Reader, which should be pretty soon, I think.
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This is a known issue. Current version of BookDesigner used hard breaks to align the text. This was done to work around some bugs in Librie. It seems those bugs are not present in the Reader, so the program needs to be adjusted to not insert hard breaks. It will be done when vvv (the author) receives his Reader, which should be pretty soon, I think.
Thanks igorsk! Let's hope it will be soon.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:29 PM   #24
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I finally downloaded this program and, well, it's quite a nice little app. I, too, am hopeful for vvv to get his Reader for the wrapping issue. :-)
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:17 PM   #25
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This is a known issue. Current version of BookDesigner used hard breaks to align the text. This was done to work around some bugs in Librie. It seems those bugs are not present in the Reader, so the program needs to be adjusted to not insert hard breaks. It will be done when vvv (the author) receives his Reader, which should be pretty soon, I think.
Yay!

Because so far this is the best app for doing any of these conversions. I was able to get it working fairly well and this would make it perfect.

Thanks for the awesome work vvv!
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:05 AM   #26
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I try to use BookDesigner for converting PDFs to BBeBook format. Sometimes it works, but if the PDF is more complicated and I press make-eBook I only get the error message "creation failed".

Is there a way to get a more detailed error description, so that I can find and fix the problem?

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Old 11-27-2006, 04:54 PM   #27
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Is there a way to get a more detailed error description, so that I can find and fix the problem?
Check "validate failed lrs", then press "make book". A lrs-file (Librie Reader Source) is a xml-type-file from which a lrf-file is created. If there are some errors in lrs-file, it will be shown in the lrs validator and the first found error will be pointed out and described. Correct the error manually, then press eBook -> validate (or "validate" botton). When all the errors are fixed, press eBook -> make lrf (or "make lrf" button).

Also you can use lrs validator for the validation of your own lrs-files and for the creation of lrf books from your own lrs-sources. To run the lrs validator press Tools -> more tools -> Lrs Validator.

Bear in mind, however, that lrs validator was made for relatively small books (my own needs), so do not be surprised if it will not be able to load big books.

Notes related to the big lrs sources. If lrs validator is not able to load some lrs, you may correct it using any xml-validator/editor [for example, Xml Spy or even IE (the last one - just to find the error)]. The current lrs-file is located in TmpOut subdirectory of the main BD directory, however this subdirectory is deleted as soon as you close BD. So if you want to edit lrs-file, just copy this subdirectory somewhere outside of the main BD directory, then rename tmp.lrs as tmp.xml and load tmp.xml to your xml editor.

Also you can use the inner xml-validator/editor named "FBI" (Tools -> Fiction Book Investigator) which is designed for the manual editing of fb2-books. It has no restriction for the loaded file size, but you will need to rename tmp.lrs as tmp.fb2 and to choose "namespace" instead of "schema".

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Old 12-07-2006, 02:04 PM   #28
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Whatever happened to the fix for this program? The hard return versus soft return issue. I figured that it would be a simple change in the code?

The program looks nice so I'm eager for the fix. Thanks.
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Whatever happened to the fix for this program? The hard return versus soft return issue. I figured that it would be a simple change in the code?
The changes are not so simple: too many special things were made to adjust the books for Librie. And another one problem: it is quite difficult to remember all of them (1.5 year already passed).
So it is easier to rewrite the lrs-module than to remove all the Librie adjustments. However up to the end of this year I will have no time to do it. I think I will do it at the middle of January.
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Thanks a lot. Don't mean to rush you during this crazy time of year. Just like the program and am eager to use it. Have a great holiday season.
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