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Extracting markups (annotations and highlites) from your ebook!
#11  nrapallo 06-17-2008, 09:43 AM
Quote vinicius0881
oh, great! now i understood correctly! this way it's even easier for a program to scan this .pdf file and save the highlites to a new (text ?)file, right?
The highlites are already in the .pdf file (see page 2) so you don't need to save them again to a text file.

If you do want a text file with some markings where the start and stop highlites would be, then that would require extra coding to extract and merge them into the text file.

How would you want the highlites to appear (be marked) in the text file, if this is what you are asking for above?
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#12  vinicius0881 06-17-2008, 10:10 AM
lol sorry perhaps i didn't express myself correctly from what i saw on the .pdf file pg 2, the highlites are there, together with "non-highlit" text... so i was wondering if it would be easier to scan the whole document and extract just the highlites to somewhere else, without surrounding unimportant text. anyway i think i'll understand better the process when my display arrives!
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#13  nrapallo 06-17-2008, 10:29 AM
Quote vinicius0881
lol sorry perhaps i didn't express myself correctly from what i saw on the .pdf file pg 2, the highlites are there, together with "non-highlit" text... so i was wondering if it would be easier to scan the whole document and extract just the highlites to somewhere else, without surrounding unimportant text. anyway i think i'll understand better the process when my display arrives!
Oh, I understand, you want to cut and paste just the highlites.

Just use Adobe Acrobat Pro v7 on the .pdf to select the highlites area and 'Save Image As...' like this .bmp or 'Copy Image to Clipboard' and paste into Word like the files in the below .zip.
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[bmp] OrwellAnimalFarm markups test.bmp (89.8 KB, 939 views)
[zip] OrwellAnimalFarm markups test-Word-highlites.zip (41.5 KB, 819 views)
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#14  vinicius0881 06-17-2008, 11:03 AM
yes! that's it, cut and paste!

MY ETI-2 ARRIVED!!
i, for one, welcome my new eti-2 overlord!!
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#15  nrapallo 06-17-2008, 11:23 PM
Quote vinicius0881
yes! that's it, cut and paste!

MY ETI-2 ARRIVED!!
i, for one, welcome my new eti-2 overlord!!
Congratulations!

Now that you finally have your hands on it, how does it feel to own one?

To learn more about your unit and the .imp format, try reading our mobileread wiki entires for IMP@Wiki », EBookwise-1150@Wiki » and eBook_Publisher@Wiki » for starters.

If some things still make no sense, ask in the Fictionwise forum for help!
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#16  nrapallo 06-18-2008, 12:45 AM
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If you do want a text file with some markings where the start and stop highlites would be, then that would require extra coding to extract and merge them into the text file.
For all the techies out there, this is what the "Hlts" record in the .RES directory (i.e filename "XWDY") looks like as a hex dump followed by reverse enginnering (decoding) of that data:
Code
File: XWDY
Output by XVI32 - www.chmaas.handshake.de
Offset 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F ASCII dump
=======================================================----------------
0000: 00 01 48 6C 74 73 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 A0 00 00 ..Hlts.......*..
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0020: 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 0A 66 73 65 6C 00 00 03 75 ........fsel...u
0030: 00 00 03 9B 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 17 00 00 04 18 ...›fsel........
0040: 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 1A 00 00 04 1E 66 73 65 6C fsel........fsel
0050: 00 00 04 20 00 00 04 21 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 23 ... ...!fsel...#
0060: 00 00 04 26 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 28 00 00 04 2B ...&fsel...(...+
0070: 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 2D 00 00 04 2E 66 73 65 6C fsel...-....fsel
0080: 00 00 04 30 00 00 04 32 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 34 ...0...2fsel...4
0090: 00 00 04 35 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 37 00 00 04 3A ...5fsel...7...:
00A0: 00 80 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 20 00 00 .€...€... ..
Decoding Hlts record format:
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Offset
0000: 00 01 = Start of Header (32 bytes) 48 6C 74 73 = Filetype "Hlts" 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 A0 = offset to index after data records (160 bytes = 32 + 8 + 10 * 12 ) 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0020: 00 00 00 01 = Start of data record 00 00 00 0A = 10 highlites 66 73 65 6C 00 00 03 75 00 00 03 9B = "fsel" (66 73 65 6c), 00 00 start character position from beg of file, 00 00 stop character position Results in 39 (923 - 885 + 1) characters starting with the 885th up to but not including the 923rd i.e. the phrase "through the name under which he had been" 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 17 00 00 04 18 = as above, but only highlites 2 characters starting with the 1047th character from the beginning of the file i.e. the word "in"
0040: 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 1A 00 00 04 1E = repeat above analysis! 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 20 00 00 04 21 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 23 00 00 04 26 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 28 00 00 04 2B
0070: 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 2D 00 00 04 2E 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 30 00 00 04 32 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 34 00 00 04 35 66 73 65 6C 00 00 04 37 00 00 04 3A
00A0: 00 80 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 20 00 00 = Index (12 bytes) = constant ID (00 80), length of data record (128 bytes = 8 + 10 * 12), start of data record (after first 32 bytes header)
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#17  vinicius0881 06-18-2008, 02:28 PM
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Congratulations!

Now that you finally have your hands on it, how does it feel to own one?

To learn more about your unit and the .imp format, try reading our mobileread wiki entires for IMP@Wiki », EBookwise-1150@Wiki » and eBook_Publisher@Wiki » for starters.

If some things still make no sense, ask in the Fictionwise forum for help!
thanks for your pointers!
it feels awesome! except for my card reader, which seems to be broken as i tried to read the sm card without success
i've already converted a pdf book to html and now i'm trying to put it in the card. is there a free alternative to the GEB eBook Librarian?
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#18  nrapallo 06-18-2008, 02:48 PM
Quote vinicius0881
thanks for your pointers!
it feels awesome! except for my card reader, which seems to be broken as i tried to read the sm card without success
i've already converted a pdf book to html and now i'm trying to put it in the card. is there a free alternative to the GEB eBook Librarian?
You can still use GEB Librarian (after the demo period), just don't have more than 3 ebooks in your ebook directory and it should transfer the .imp to your ebook reader.

However, GEBLibrarian will not help you getting the highlites from the SM card, so get that SM card reader fixed!
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#19  vinicius0881 06-18-2008, 03:44 PM
Quote nrapallo
You can still use GEB Librarian (after the demo period), just don't have more than 3 ebooks in your ebook directory and it should transfer the .imp to your ebook reader.

However, GEBLibrarian will not help you getting the highlites from the SM card, so get that SM card reader fixed!
yes, that's it! lol i'm avid to start highlighting things
oh and by the way thanks for the reversing work!
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#20  cyndessa 05-11-2010, 06:38 PM
I am having problems with the .imp file was was created by sbtest.exe. I cannot get it to open with primopdf or utilizing the tool found at: http://www.ebooktechnologies.com/support_publisher_download.htm.

The primopdf exe only opens a blank command window when used to open the .imp file. The publisher tool does nothing when I try to open the .imp file. My .imp file created with sbtest.exe is not an empty file- has 584kb. This is created from a RES file on my EBW 1150 that was simply copied onto my hard drive from the memory card.
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