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Old 07-07-2015, 06:23 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by Notjohn View Post
but not all, not all at all

Hitch, I do enjoy your phrasing, and have appropriated one or two ("automagical" is now a favorite locution of mine). Sometimes I wonder if you shouldn't be writing the books instead of formatting them!

love - NJ
@nj: thanks. I'd love to claim "automagical" as mine own, but I'm pretty sure it's not. I've certainly heard it and appropriated it myself, from only heavens-knows-where. And thanks for the idea--I've been trying to get the time (and the hands, late at night) left over to work on something for ages, but....now, I just don't know. I'm pretty done-in by EOB.

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Originally Posted by eschwartz View Post
Hitch, congrats on the new website! Looks nice.

(Automagical, I love that word. Been using it for years and years and years. )
Thanks, @eschwartz! We worked hard on it; this morning I realized I'd done something UTTERLY IDIOTIC with the Contact form, and fixed that. Ah, the site-launch blues, LOL.

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Originally Posted by Doitsu View Post
Of course, I didn't question your technical expertise, and if it makes you feel any better feel free to create little paper voodoo dolls with my avatar on it and destroy in any way you see fit.



It looks like K4iOS supports some but not all KF8 features and I wouldn't be surprised at all if it turned out that Amazon really only implemented drop caps and a handful of other cosmetic features.

However, based on mattmc's K4iOS, AZK, The Latest post it looks like Amazon delivers a file format to K4iOS that is very close to the format that AZKCreator.exe generates.

I asked mattmc to chime in on this, however, since he hasn't visited in MR in weeks, we might not get an answer.

BTW, I like your new website, however, the About us link is broken. It points to:

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http://www.booknook.biz/our-services/348-about-us
but should probably point to:

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http://www.booknook.biz/booknook-services/about-us
Doits, can you tell me, before I thank you for everything else, where you're seeing that link with the 348 in it? We recently did a massive optimization on the URL's, and the idea that I missed it somewhere on the site is not shocking to me. Right now, it looks to me, from hither and yon, that they are all pointing to http://www.booknook.biz/booknook-services/about-us , but I'll look if you don't have the time to tell me where that errant sucker is.

I adore the voodoo doll. Speaking of appropriating things... {insert evil grin here]...

On the topic of K4iOS/yadda, we spent some time yesterday, as I'm mentioned (and as you all no doubt noticed, in a fit of pique posted about it) working on a book for an important client of ours, in which we have floating content. We have pullquotes (which resize with the font, both the text and the surrounding brackets), and images. According to Barb (after spending the entire day on it yesterday, AT LEAST, not for the first time)--bar none, the best maker here:

"AZK ignores width settings in percents. Floating only works if you have something that is physically small enough to fit in at the side of the text."

This was after extensive, and I mean, EXTENSIVE testing yesterday, which came hot on the heels of some fairly extensive work and testing before yesterday. If AZK were really following KF8, neither of those things would be true, and as I said to Barb, today, the thing with the "floating" success being due to SIZE is....to my mind, irrational. Period. I can't even explicate that to myself as a damn bug.

n.b.: let's not forget that Voyage has that weirdo width bug, too, for images? Not the same, mind you...but not totally dissimilar, either. If you have an image that's <50% wide in Voyage, you're set; but if it's 51%, you're screwed, it blows up to full width. Now, again: this isn't the same as this wacky, "the image won't float unless it's SMALL enough, in iOS," but...I wonder if they are in some wild-ass way related? In some algo, somewhere?

FWIW. And yes, My Little Voodoo Doll, I shall inform the Lords of Light at Amazon forthwith. I need another day's sleep, please, before I try to sound coherent. I'm only posting here to a) be polite, and b) because I know you lovelies won't hold idiocy against me if I blither. ;-)

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