GEB Librarian

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The GEB eBook Librarian (from the now defunct http://breeno.org/eBook/) was created by Steve Breen to allow users of the Gemstar eBook device (including the REB 1100, REB 1200, GEB 1150 and GEB 2150 models) to create (from DOC, RTF, HTML, RB and TXT files) and download personal content (in native .IMP and .RB file format) to their eBook devices directly from their PCs for managing their own personal content. This same (exact) software is also marketed as Ebookwise Librarian (no longer for sale) and intended for EBookwise-1150 owners.

GEBLibrarian software (screenshot)

[edit] Features

  • Create new content for your REB 1100, REB 1200, GEB 1150, GEB 2150 and EBookwise-1150 eBook devices
  • Create eBooks from .RB, .DOC, .RTF, HTML, .TXT source files
  • Use external converters to convert from other popular formats!
  • Full Drag-and-drop windows support for simple use
  • Running page headers and margins for an outstanding reading experience
  • Connect and transfer eBooks to your device using USB (1150 devices) or Ethernet (1200/2150 devices)
  • Transfer eBooks to your SmartMedia or CompactFlash reader with the click of a button!
  • Keep your eBooks organized with virtual bookshelves
  • SmartTransfer feature sends bookshelf listings tailored to the connected eBook device - perfect for owners of different eBook devices.
  • Includes viewer for both RB and IMP files

[edit] Best Conversion Practices

The purpose of this section is to present tips, tricks, usage instructions, and best methods or practices for this software package.

  • TIP: Running page headers can be turned off/on by editing the Windows registry using regedit.
 turned off:
 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\breeno.org\GEBLibrarian]
  "CreateRunningHeaders"=dword:00000000 
 turned on:
 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\breeno.org\GEBLibrarian]
  "CreateRunningHeaders"=dword:00000001
  • HACK: Fix a linking issue with broken links in GEBLibrarianImporter.exe. You need a hex editor and must have the latest version installed (beta 370) for this to work. This is required to fix broken links (A link ... was not found.) as the original '%s.html' files could be referenced by name and re-namimg them '%s-formatted.html' breaks this. The above hack just overwrites the orignal '%s.html' files with the formatted one. Contributed by Nick Rapallo.
 Using your favourite binary (hex) editor, open the file 'GEBLibrarianImporter.exe' 
 in the 'C:\GEBLibrarian' directory and apply these three patches:
   Hex Offset 52142B is 2D should be 00 (means ascii -)
   Hex Offset 52143B is 66 should be 00 (means ascii f)
   Hex Offset 52144B is 6F should be 00 (means ascii o)
  • HTML code similar to the one used by GEB Librarian to produce running headers. Important parts are header in <style> and <header>...</header> inclusion after <body>. You can re-use the <header>...</header> code again to redefine a new header, say for each Chapter Title. Then, to later remove headers, just use an empty pair <header></header>. Useful if you want to control your own header format, but must first turn off running page headers per above registry hack.
<html>
<head>

<style type="text/css">
 header {display:none; display:oeb-page-head}
</style>

</head>

<body>

<header>
<table border="0" width="100%%">
<tr>
<td align="left"><small>PUT_TITLE_HERE</small></td>
<td align="right"><small>PUT_AUTHOR_HERE</small></td>
</tr>
</table>
<hr>
</header>

<p>EBOOK_TEXT_HERE</p>

</body>
</html>
  • HTML code for defining a running page footer (similar to above <header> code). A great use for a footer is as an 'Index' to the rest of the ebook, i.e. Letters A B C ... Z, or Chapters 1, 2, ... Last, or mini TOC.
<html>
<head>

<style type="text/css">
 footer {display:none; display:oeb-page-foot}
</style>

</head>

<body>

<footer>
<table border="0" width="100%%">
<hr>
<tr>
<td align="center"><small>PUT_FOOTER_TEXT_HERE</small></td>
</tr>
</table>
</footer>

<p>EBOOK_TEXT_HERE</p>

</body>
</html>

[edit] For more information

http://breeno.org/eBook/ - GEBLibrarian website - Sadly, the breeno.org/eBook site is no more. RIP! However, using the The Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive, yields this website snapshot from 2007.


Ebookwise Librarian - rebranded GEBLibrarian software (no longer being offered for sale by www.ebookwise.com, but is available for direct download here)

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