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Old 01-28-2008, 03:30 PM   #9
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Thanks for checking that. I think 0.42j is Sunrise, not Sunrise XP.

Maybe it is worth it to install Sunrise instead, to get the ability to compress files?

Sandi
It may be.

While I have Sunrise and Sunrise XP installled, I use neither. Sunrise and Sunrise XP were intended as alternatives to the Plucker Desktop supplied as part of Plucker, and I use it.

My primary use for Plucker is creating ebooks from HTML source files in Plucker format. Beyond an early experiment or two, I don't use it to pluck web sites.

I use the Plucker Desktop, which includes the Plucker parser that actually does the HTML->Plucker conversion. Since I'm on Windows, I make my life easier with a freeware tool from Rafael Fetzer called PDA Converter. PDA Converter is a GUI front end for the Plucker parser. It alows me to specify the source files, destination file names and book names as they will appear in the Plucker Library list, the desired category, and details like compression, BW/Gray scale/color and image sizes.

PDA Converter uses the GUI choices to create the proper command lines, then calls the Plucker parser in the background to create the Plucker file for the books. PDA Converter can optionally create Palm doc and zTXT files, and use other things besides HTML as sources.

PDA Converter is here: http://www.jakewalk.de/wiki/pmwiki.p...e.PdaConverter

I don't bother with Hotsync. I grab the generated Plucker files and drop them directly on an SD card in the /Palm/Programs/Plucker directory, then do an Update Library operation in Plucker to make them visible.

I have 3,156 Plucker documents occupying about 1.5GB on a 2GB card. I use the high compression option by default. If I didn't, I would need to expand the Plucker library across two cards, or move to a 4GB card.

If you're on Windows, and your prime interest is Plucker formatted ebooks, my setup might be worth a look.

If you aren't on Windows, you can still use Plucker Desktop, since it's cross-platform and exists for Mac OS/X and Linux, but you'll lose Rafael's utility.
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