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Old 01-26-2007, 07:12 PM   #106
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geekraver good work

is it possible to create .pdf format file of the engadget rss feeds for the past 10 days ( http://www.engadget.com/rss.xml ) using this software ?
I published an entry you can subscribe to, butyou could have done it yourself; they don't get much easier to add new feeds than full-text RSS feeds like Engadgets. All you had to do was enter a name and the URL.
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:17 AM   #107
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geekraver , you are a genius .

1- now is it possible to make the .pdf font bolder ?

2- why i can't sync directly to my reader ? it says "Failed to sync C:\rss2book.pdf " .

1-the reader was attached
2- the sony connect software was not running
3- and in options i have set it to sync directly to my reader memory and i am sure that i've set the sony connect directory correctly .
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:38 AM   #108
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geekraver , you are a genius .

1- now is it possible to make the .pdf font bolder ?

2- why i can't sync directly to my reader ? it says "Failed to sync C:\rss2book.pdf " .

1-the reader was attached
2- the sony connect software was not running
3- and in options i have set it to sync directly to my reader memory and i am sure that i've set the sony connect directory correctly .
1. I'm surprised you need it bolder than it is; could you send me the details of the feed you think is inadequate? What are you font settings on the page layout tab? I find Helvetica 14 very readable.

2. I'm not sure. What did you select on the Sync Files To option? For main memory I use /Data/media/books IIRC, for SD I use b:/, and for Memory Stick I use a:/, but I guessed at the latter as I don't have a memory stick. Is the Sony CONNECT Software Directory option set correctly? (on my system this is c:\Program Files\Sony\CONNECT Reader\Data\bin; note the \Data\bin part; you want to point to the directory that has the Sony DLLs for synching).

If none of the above tips help I can only suggest using a debug version of usbshim.dll; I'll attach it to this message. This will write some diagnostic info to the file c:\usbshim.log that may shed light on things.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:15 PM   #109
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1- what do u mean by b:/ , a:/ , /Data/media/books IIRC ? i've set my pc output directory to c: and sync files to sd card .

2-geekraver on my pc where do i have to put UsbShim.dll ?

thanks .
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:27 AM   #110
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1. I guess what I was asking is are you using a memory stick, as I just guessed at what the underlying setting was for that case. But as you're using SD that shouldn't be an issue; I use SD myself.

2. In the same directory as rss2book.exe (you'll already have one; you need to temporarily replace that with the debug version, re-run rss2book, try sync, and then look at the debug output in c:\usbshim.log
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:56 AM   #111
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geekraver now it's working , thanks alot .
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:05 PM   #112
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Whenever I have a large number of feeds selected, HTMLdoc crashes. Does anyone know anything about the limitations of HTMLdoc?

P.S. This is my first post ever at mobileread. Yahoo!
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:30 PM   #113
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GeekRaver,

This tool rocks! I sat down to write something similar this weekend and it turns out you already did it. When I first picked this thing up I was really disappointed. The hardware is great, but the content bites. 8 1/2 x 11 PDFs are totally unreadable, the books on Sony Connect suck, and the RSS feeds are a joke.

Anyway thanks so much for writing this, I'll will be PayPal'n something. I was so impressed I contributed a bunch of RSS feeds for SF Bay Area content this weekend.

A couple of issues I ran into with release 20:

1. Consider putting in a check in feed name column to make sure there are no illegal filename characters. I got an error when I tried to put a colon in the Name since you use that when you create the output file.

2. The 'Days' field on the Customize feed dialog doesn't take '0' for a valid value like the "Number of Days" field does in the Options-->Sync tab. It would be nice if it did. To work around this I setup my feeds with a high days number like 30.

Thanks again,
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:30 PM   #114
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Love the program. I may have went a little overboard on RSS feeds. My pdf file came out to about 500 pages in PDF. Seems to take forever to load up. Any ideas on how to speed it up?

Also with Release 20, I set the Number of Days to 3 days, but it seems to be pulling the entire feed. Anyway to control that when I click on the go button and limit the number of days?

Thanks!
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:17 AM   #115
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loneBoat, firebird2k - I recommend using the option to split each feed up into a separate file. It makes things much more manageable once you have a large number of feeds and will make htmldoc crashes less of an issue (also you can try use the build in PDF converter instead of htmldoc; it is nowhere near as complete but it works okay for me).


Lou, thanks for the feedback. Number 2 was already on my TODO list; I'll look into escaping colons to work around issue 1.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:44 AM   #116
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hi,

i entered the rss feeds :

http://www.hdbeat.com/rss.xml
http://www.ps3fanboy.com/rss.xml

and set the days to to 3 and output file format to pdf .

the problem : the generated pdf file of each rss feed only consist the last 3 posts while it should consist about 20 posts , why is this happening ?
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:03 PM   #117
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hi,

i entered the rss feeds :

http://www.hdbeat.com/rss.xml
http://www.ps3fanboy.com/rss.xml

and set the days to to 3 and output file format to pdf .

the problem : the generated pdf file of each rss feed only consist the last 3 posts while it should consist about 20 posts , why is this happening ?
Did you set the Days value in the Options menu to zero? If it is not zero it overrides the per-feed values.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:55 PM   #118
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Did you set the Days value in the Options menu to zero? If it is not zero it overrides the per-feed values.
yes it is set to 0 .

i tried it again now it generates a pdf file with only 7 posts , it changes from time to time ( yesterday it was 15 posts ) . but in the log file it always says

Processing feed ps3fanboy
Added 20 articles
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:25 AM   #119
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Thanks - I've found and fixed this bug. I'll release an update shortly once I've added a couple of other feature requests.
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:11 AM   #120
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thanks geekraver .
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