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Am I using Search correctly?
#1  terrypin 01-20-2021, 12:14 PM
After the morning trying in vain to find out how to convert a Kindle book to EPUB, I tried entering 'DRM' in the Search box. But although it claims to find 500 hits, I found only a single post containing that string.

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Where am I going wrong please?

Terry
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#2  DNSB 01-20-2021, 12:27 PM
For one thing, any post in a thread with DRM in it will return that thread as a search result. If you had selected show posts, it would have given you more results with specific messages.

For another, I would suggest visiting the Dealing with Kindle for PC/Mac 1.19 and KFX in calibre for about as much help as can be given on MobileRead. For more information, check Apprentice Alf's blog.

Detailed discussion of removing DRM is not permitted on MobileRead. It tends to attract lawyers.
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#3  JSWolf 01-20-2021, 01:33 PM
Quote terrypin
After the morning trying in vain to find out how to convert a Kindle book to EPUB, I tried entering 'DRM' in the Search box. But although it claims to find 500 hits, I found only a single post containing that string.
If you need detailed help, go to Apprentice Alf's blog, download the version of the DeDRM plugin you need for the version of Calibre you are running. Version 7.0.3 while still in beta works with Mobi, KF8, and ePub. So you'd be able to convert Kindle eBooks to ePub. You would need Calibre 5.x for that one. For Calibre 4.23, you'd want DeDRM 6.8.1.

If you need help on how to configure/use the DeDRM plugin, see the comments section of the blog to ask for help.
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#4  terrypin 01-20-2021, 01:38 PM
Thanks, I’ll study that referenced link, although I suspect it’s one of the scores I’ve researched today. I think I have the recommended combination of Caibre version, plug-in version(s), and Kindle PC version, (although I encountered a variety of differing suggestions), but I have yet to get a Kindle book converted!

I’m still unclear whether Search works properly. Opening several of those results and then using the search feature in my browser gave no mention of DRM. Anyone able to reproduce the problem please?

Terry
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#5  terrypin 01-20-2021, 01:41 PM
Thanks @JSWolf, read that moments after replying to @DNSB. Will persist!

Terry
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#6  j.p.s 01-20-2021, 01:50 PM
Quote terrypin
I’m still unclear whether Search works properly. Opening several of those results and then using the search feature in my browser gave no mention of DRM. Anyone able to reproduce the problem please?

Terry
To find threads with a particular word in the title it's best to use "Advanced Search" with "Search Titles Only" selected. (Actually, it is best to use "Advanced Search" for all searches.)

Also, please attach images instead of embedding them.
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#7  terrypin 01-21-2021, 04:52 AM
Quote j.p.s
To find threads with a particular word in the title it's best to use "Advanced Search" with "Search Titles Only" selected. (Actually, it is best to use "Advanced Search" for all searches.)
Thanks, I'll do that in future.

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Also, please attach images instead of embedding them.
That too, although I'd assumed embedding was the preferred option, as it is in several of the other forums I use!


Terry
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#8  j.p.s 01-21-2021, 12:42 PM
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Also, please attach images instead of embedding them.
Quote terrypin

That too, although I'd assumed embedding was the preferred option, as it is in several of the other forums I use!

Terry
I was a bit too terse. I should have written "images larger than 600x600" as per posting guidelines section 9. Avatars, Images and Signatures

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/fa...ing_guidelines
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#9  terrypin 01-21-2021, 02:03 PM
Thanks, understood.

Am I right that to get to the large search dialog (which I assume is what you mean by Advanced) I must d-click the empty search box?

I think that's how I got to it, but now unable to repeat because my 'token has expired' or something like that. But that did allow me to restrict my search for 'DRM' to subject titles only, thanks.

Anyway, I now see that subject is taboo!
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#10  j.p.s 01-21-2021, 02:31 PM
Quote terrypin
Am I right that to get to the large search dialog (which I assume is what you mean by Advanced) I must d-click the empty search box?

I think that's how I got to it, but now unable to repeat because my 'token has expired' or something like that. But that did allow me to restrict my search for 'DRM' to subject titles only, thanks.

Anyway, I now see that subject is taboo!
Much of the GUI here is unintuitive.

I don't know about double clicking to get to "Advanced Search", but you will find that "Advanced Search" 2 lines below the search box is clickable, and that is how I get to it.

Only the details of digital restrictions removal are forbidden, pointers to Alf or github are allowed.
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