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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2019, 12:40 AM »
Weird. As far as I know AsciiDocFX stores everything in the UTF-8 character-set. Anyway, the following images is what I see when opening the attached documents.

The html page definitely looks interesting - might play with it a bit until I get a "feel" for it. Many thanks Shades.

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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2019, 11:53 AM »
Thanks also, Shades!  I know you mentioned AsciiDoc before; your implementation caused me to take a look at it, and I realized that they do markdown books like Hackmd.io!

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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2019, 05:35 PM »
Post deleted - dumb user error!  :-[ :-[
« Last Edit: October 22, 2019, 05:50 PM by fredemeister »

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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2019, 05:48 PM »
... And you don't have to worry so much about content becoming unreadable after 10 years or more, just because you have moved to a different version of Office.

Yes, think many of us have been there. I'd definitely strip out any MS coding from the result before I used it.

Regarding the page you attached to this post, there's a huge css <style> section, and it uses tables for layout. I've been using HTML5 for at least two years, and it's also a lot easier with GRID, going back to this - while just having to concentrate on content is "easier", but is psychologically "ancient and unclean". Note the design brainwashed response, :D.  So I'll keep it in mind for if something else doesn't work, or it more trouble than its worth. But Shades, thanks again for the suggestion and attachments. I appreciate your effort and time.


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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2019, 10:08 PM »
... And you don't have to worry so much about content becoming unreadable after 10 years or more, just because you have moved to a different version of Office.

Yes, think many of us have been there. I'd definitely strip out any MS coding from the result before I used it.

Regarding the page you attached to this post, there's a huge css <style> section, and it uses tables for layout. I've been using HTML5 for at least two years, and it's also a lot easier with GRID, going back to this - while just having to concentrate on content is "easier", but is psychologically "ancient and unclean". Note the design brainwashed response, :D.  So I'll keep it in mind for if something else doesn't work, or it more trouble than its worth. But Shades, thanks again for the suggestion and attachments. I appreciate your effort and time.

The reason why I like AsciiDoc is that the document itself is text-based and human readable. The conversion to HTML was done with the HTML converter that is built into the AsciiDocFX editor and apparently does generate old-skool HTML. The example I created has a lot of content pretty much suited for tables, so it seems a pretty logical choice

The converter in the AsciiDocFX editor can generate 1 file only, unfortunately. Separating content from layout is an excellent idea in most, if not all, use-cases.

Tables and HTML...a no-no nowadays. The bad thing about tables is that they put some (severe) limitations on content. The good thing about tables is that there is no browser that interprets tables different than the others and all of them render tables really fast. Trouble does start when you start nesting them for layout purposes. Talk about a Pandora's box that should never have been opened...

Believe me, there was little effort involved with the creating of the AsciiDoc pages. It took more time writing the initial post (I tend to be a bit long winded with those, as you notice with this one yet again  :D ).

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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2019, 10:11 AM »
OK, final bit of input needed:

- E-book extensions?

(For file browse dialog filter)

Thanks!

[EDIT: taking a guess with EPUB, MOBI, AZW, PDF, ODF and LIT. Just want you to confirm your books' file extensions as they are on disk, given their variety on the market :Thmbsup:]
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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2019, 12:57 AM »
OK, final bit of input needed:

- E-book extensions?

(For file browse dialog filter)

Thanks!

[EDIT: taking a guess with EPUB, MOBI, AZW, PDF, ODF and LIT. Just want you to confirm your books' file extensions as they are on disk, given their variety on the market :Thmbsup:]

Either EPUB or MOBI - I predominantly use EPUB, but sometimes MOBI. Anything else I convert to EPUB.

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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2019, 06:50 PM »
Roger that Fred!

I've made an itsy-bitsy change to make this more flexible / future-proof.

You now need "entry-begin" and "entry-end" comments in your "template.txt" file (in the same directory).

Code: HTML5 [Select]
  1. <section class="container">
  2.  
  3.   <p class="txt--center font-bold--200">[CHARACTER-NAME] Series</p>
  4.  
  5.   <article>
  6.  
  7.     <!-- entry-begin -->
  8.     <div>
  9.  
  10.       <h2 id="[BOOK-ID]">[BOOK-TITLE]</h2>
  11.  
  12.       <a href="[FILE-PATH]"><img src="[IMAGE-PATH]" alt="book-cover" height="200" /></a>
  13.  
  14.       <p>[BOOK-SYNOPSIS] <a class="read-book-link--maroon" href="[FILE-PATH]">Read the book!</a></p>
  15.  
  16.     </div>
  17.     <!-- entry-end -->
  18.  
  19.   </article>
  20.  

The program should be done by tomorrow [took one more day, but it's complete], to go along October's end releases.

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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2019, 09:14 PM »
The program should be done by tomorrow [took one more day, but it's complete], to go along October's end releases.

Cheers!

Thanks PD, but how do I make it work?

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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2019, 10:27 PM »
Thanks PD, but how do I make it work?

Hello fred, my pleasure! :)

Feel free to grab a copy of the program: Book Synopsis Template v0.1.0 download-1294449_16.png

It should be very intuitive (see video):



Anything else, just "shout"; this is the very first version so there's always room for improvement.

Rest assured assistance is just one message away :Thmbsup:

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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2019, 07:46 PM »
Hi Vic,

Sorry I downloaded the Github source code by mistake, and found files with the extension of ".cs".  :mad: Hence my comment.

But then downloaded from the link you have above, and got the exe file. Much better!  :)

I've got a few things on this month - fatherless grandson's wedding and some other stuff, but I'm looking forward to trying this. Thank you very much for your trouble, and I'll get back to you with some exciting testing results.

Kia tae ra ano ... (until next time ...)

Fred

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Re: Book synopsis template
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2019, 10:42 AM »
Take your time AMIGO; the month is young & I'm around :)

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