Action Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island. May 2007
#1  Roy White 05-19-2007, 02:27 PM
Well I think I'm addicted! I downloaded the original artwork by N.C. Wyeth and put then in there. I'm kind of proud of this one.

((Correction.. I've learned a TON about making Book designer files and The version I posted below is MUCH better. I enlarged the artwork so you can see it better and deleted a couple of unnecessary title page mistakes.. Thus.. Version 2... ))

As a kid I can remember my Dad reading me this book and I was THERE! In the Barrel listening to the Pirates sceme!


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#2  JSWolf 05-19-2007, 07:57 PM
Sounds nice. I'll have to have a look at this one.

#3  BCCISProf 05-19-2007, 10:10 PM
Well Done! I notice that the first chapter link does not appear. I have had similar problems when using BookDesigner. Does anyone have any idea as to the cause (and better still how to correct it?

#4  astra 05-20-2007, 09:38 AM
"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-"
And then the whole crew bore chorus:-"Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"

One of the best books of my childhood/(teenager? ).

#5  HarryT 05-20-2007, 10:19 AM
Do you mind a few suggestions for improvements?

1. Suppress the automatic generation of the title page and do it manually. What you've got at the moment is first a cover picture page (that's fine), then a page saying "Stevenson Robert Louis" with "Treasure Island" below it (doesn't look very good!) and then, on the next page "by Robert Louis Stevenson". If you suppress the automatic title page generation in BD you can do the whole thing yourself.

2. There's a map of "Treasure Island" at the start of the book, but it's very small. Make it significantly bigger, if possible.

3. On many - all? - the chapters you've got the chapter title repeated at the start of the text. Eg:


Israel Hands THE wind....

The chapter should start "THE wind...".

That's all I spotted with a quick look. If you could make those changes, I think it would make the whole thing look a lot better.

#6  Dr. Drib 05-20-2007, 10:37 AM
If I may also make a gentle suggestion: The chapter repeatings are SO easy to fix.

Try this: Go to VIEW, then to SHOW NBSP (these won't show when you make an LRF. It's a toggle switch. Do HIDE NBSP to get rid of them.

Now: just carefully backspace to delete the chapter repeatings in the body of the text.

I should add this: COPY AND PASTE anything in the LAST FILE (within BD itself) TO ANOTHER FOLDER - PERHAPS ON YOUR DESKTOP, in case you MESS UP - as I usually do!!!! It's called the LAST FILE and is in BD.

#7  Roy White 05-20-2007, 10:51 AM
Thanks. I made a notepad with what you just wrote and pasted it on my desktop.. I'll wrestle with that until i figure out what you mean...

I'm going to have a go at the rest of George Macdonalds work...

Next up... At The Back Of The North Wind..

Unless YOU want to do that one Good DR.

(I'm downlaoding Lillith as I type. )

#8  Dr. Drib 05-20-2007, 11:31 AM
No, no. Please, go right ahead. I look forward to your "work."

(This is "work"? This is a labor of love!.)

#9  HarryT 05-20-2007, 12:34 PM
Quote Dr. Drib
I should add this: COPY AND PASTE anything in the LAST FILE (within BD itself) TO ANOTHER FOLDER - PERHAPS ON YOUR DESKTOP, in case you MESS UP - as I usually do!!!! It's called the LAST FILE and is in BD.
Definitely! I just copy the "LastFile" folder itself into the folder where I keep the original book file. That way, if I want to do more work on the book in the future, I can just double click the ".html0" file in that folder to re-open the book in BD.

I find BD to be not entirely stable, so making regular backups of "LastFile" saves the pain of losing hours of work.

#10  UncleDuke 05-20-2007, 02:52 PM
my daddy read to me from a child's garden of verses, that would be neat to have.

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