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Old 10-04-2010, 11:01 PM   #121
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:37 AM   #122
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I've been searching for ways of making a two-column PDF readable on my Kindle and this appears promising but I was wondering if there's a way to stop it from bundling all the pages together as it often "guesses" incorrectly. I want to convert academic papers and these often have the title across the top with the two columns under it. Briss tends to (in every attempt I've made) put this in with regular two column pages.

I've included a screenshot so you can see what I'm experiencing. In fact, in this shot there's also some other text you can see running between the two columns. Am I doing something wrong or expecting the impossible?
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:07 AM   #123
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Hey bO...

If every page is like that, wow, what a file!...
Looks like a custom Acrobat job to me. Yay, Adobe's back in business.

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Old 10-05-2010, 08:27 AM   #124
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Perhaps an ability to exclude some pages from the clustering process would work nicely, so they can be cropped separately. Could be something simple, like entering the page numbers you want to exclude in a text box before the clustering process is started. Or maybe give an option to let the user see see all the pages at once, ticking off the ones they want to exclude before clustering? Fantastic tool by the way! Clustering all the pages together was a clever idea.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:23 AM   #125
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Hi!

I'm planning to integrate such a exclude list soon (will not be much work)...

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:52 AM   #126
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I'm planning to integrate such a exclude list soon (will not be much work)..
Do you plan on having the excluded pages to still be croppable (that's a word, right?) in their own unique layouts, or will they just be ignored completely by the program?

And thanks for the ridiculously fast reply!
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:21 PM   #127
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If a page is going to be excluded it would still be croppable...
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:39 PM   #128
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I released version 0.0.11

From the changelog:
* Exclude pages from merging
* Merged blocks are now sorted according to their lowest page number
* Faster scrolling (mouse)
* Fixed an issue where huge pages would cause BRISS to crash

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Old 10-10-2010, 04:47 PM   #129
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Hi Laborg,

You are a god!

I really appreciate what BRISS does and what you do by making it...
A couple years ago I had scanned a book so that I could travel a bit lighter.
It was two pages to a scan, so it was too small to read on Kindle DX.
Now with BRISS, it looks beautiful.

Thank you so much.

Wishing you a beautiful week,

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Old 10-11-2010, 07:38 AM   #130
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Loved it. So Efficient.

OMG! Briss solved all my problems of columned textbooks... no more zoom-in-zoom-out-page-turn repeats.

Thanks to briss and poster.

Edit: I would love to see one feature: Automatic rotating cropped page when it is "landscape cropped part of page" and saving succh pages as rotated pages in cropped file.

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Old 10-12-2010, 12:00 AM   #131
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I thought BRISS was exactly what I was looking for! Unfortunately, I'm getting a crazy error with JAVA on my iMac - It won't "launch" ("Java JAR file won't launch"). I'm running OS X 10.5 (last version), Java 1.5.0_24-149. Console.app says a whole bunch of "class errors". Weirdly enough, one of the files within the BRISS folder (jpedal) will open, allow a PDF to be opened and that's it... Thoughts?

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Old 10-12-2010, 02:42 AM   #132
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iMac - It won't "launch" ("Java JAR file won't launch"). I'm running OS X 10.5 (last version), Java 1.5.0_24-149. Console.app says a whole bunch of "class errors". Weirdly enough, one of the files within the BRISS folder (jpedal) will open, allow a PDF to be opened and that's it... Thoughts?
Could you post your start command? And please post those class errors.

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Old 10-12-2010, 10:16 AM   #133
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Below is a smattering of what I get trying to launch "briss-0.0.11.jar" from the Finder (from Desktop, within its original folder). The unzipped folder contains a handful of JAR applications, and surprisingly, the actual BRISS application is only 28k. JPEDAL does open as a Java application, but that's all from the folder. I've confirmed this on two different computers, both in and out of "safe mode" in addition to downloading older versions of BRISS to the same avail. These are stock OS X machines. Simply downloading, unzipping and opening briss-0.0.11.jar results in a "non-launch". If it's been tested on OS X (and I've tried on Leopard and Tiger, 10.4/5), I'm obviously doing something wrong launching the sucker...

I'm super-excited about BRISS and I really want to try it!

Thanks for the detective work.

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10/12/10 7:11:57 AM [0x0-0x73073].com.apple.JarLauncher[592] SystemFlippers: didn't consume all data for long ID 0 (pBase = 0x10013f050, p = 0x10013f054, pEnd = 0x10013f058)
10/12/10 7:11:57 AM [0x0-0x73073].com.apple.JarLauncher[592] SystemFlippers: didn't consume all data for long ID 0 (pBase = 0x10012a5f0, p = 0x10012a5f4, pEnd = 0x10012a5f8)
10/12/10 7:12:09 AM [0x0-0x73073].com.apple.JarLauncher[592] Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: at/laborg/briss/Briss
10/12/10 7:12:09 AM [0x0-0x73073].com.apple.JarLauncher[592] Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: at/laborg/briss/Briss
10/12/10 7:25:48 AM [0x0-0x93093].com.apple.JarLauncher[652] Failed to load Main-Class manifest attribute from
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java :676)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Secure ClassLoader.java:124)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader .java:260)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader. java:56)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java: 195)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.j ava:188)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:3 17)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launche r.java:280)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:2 52)
10/12/10 7:27:17 AM [0x0-0x95095].com.apple.JarLauncher[661] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoade r.java:375)

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Old 10-12-2010, 12:23 PM   #134
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Java Error

I've had similar problems to the last two posters launching Briss with OS X. I just tried launching it through Terminal, using the instructions within the Read Me. At first all I got was a message saying "Unable to access jarfile briss-0.0.10.jar" (I tried .10 and .11, changing the command for each). When I dragged just the Briss .jar file into my main directory, I got this different string below:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java :676)
at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Secure ClassLoader.java:124)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader .java:260)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader. java:56)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java: 195)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.j ava:188)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:3 17)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launche r.java:280)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:2 52)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoade r.java:375)

Very eager to use Briss - any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:34 PM   #135
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To the above poster: I'm feeling like you and I are experiencing the same situation. It has run on plenty of OS X machines, so it's got to be an obvious user error in launching on our part, perhaps something with the unzipping. I'm also confused as to the presence and use of the much of other .jar files (one of which launches in my case) within the Briss folder.
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