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fakebook with page index [SOLVED]
#1
hi

I'd like to import fakebooks with hundreds of tunes. I do have an index with page number and title. how can I easily import the fakebook without much manual work?

edit: I just realized that the backup file format is using sqlite. It would be perfect if I could edit the db directly, but it seems the file is only partly sqlite as I can't read it with aSQLiteManager

thanks for any help
Alain
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#2
Found a solution by myself:

I split the fakebook in single pdfs for each tune like this:

Use jpdfbookmark (http://sourceforge.net/projects/jpdfbookmarks/) to set a bookmark for each tune (which can be automated if you have a list with tune names and page numbers)

Use SplitPDF (http://sourceforge.net/projects/splitpdf/) to split the pdf by bookmark

Use MobileSheets batch import by filename

Works well, maybe even faster than a large pdf with page indices. Hope someone can use this.

regards
Alain
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#3
This could be useful for me, thanks for sharing!

Chris
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#4
Thanks,

This is just what I needed - anxious to try!

Gary
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#5
Nice!
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#6
Excellent suggestions as a workaround to solve this problem. In the future, I plan on supporting importing bookmarks in a pdf as separate songs, as well as fakebook indexes.

The backup file consists of a sqllite database at the beginning followed by all of the data for the pdfs/image files/audio files. If you really need to know how to extract just the database out of the backup file, send me a private message and I'll give you the instructions.
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#7
(08-05-2012, 02:48 PM)Zuberman Wrote: Excellent suggestions as a workaround to solve this problem. In the future, I plan on supporting importing bookmarks in a pdf as separate songs, as well as fakebook indexes.

The backup file consists of a sqllite database at the beginning followed by all of the data for the pdfs/image files/audio files. If you really need to know how to extract just the database out of the backup file, send me a private message and I'll give you the instructions.

Hello. I just tried to go to the page with the fakebook import solution.Error message says Whoops! Page not found.
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#8
(08-13-2012, 09:35 PM)bluejazzman Wrote: Error message says Whoops! Page not found.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jpdfbookmarks/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/splitpdf/
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#9
(08-05-2012, 02:48 PM)Zuberman Wrote: Excellent suggestions as a workaround to solve this problem. In the future, I plan on supporting importing bookmarks in a pdf as separate songs, as well as fakebook indexes.

The backup file consists of a sqllite database at the beginning followed by all of the data for the pdfs/image files/audio files. If you really need to know how to extract just the database out of the backup file, send me a private message and I'll give you the instructions.

Great product! As a jazz musician I have numerous fake books in pdf format and have tried the bookmark approach but its a bit cumbersome and slow. The index idea is a great one and would put this product on par with iGigbook. When do you think you'll be releasing that feature? Let me know if you need any help with creating the index from a data file (I'm a developer as well). Keep up the great work!
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#10
I'm still wrapping up annotations, and after that, there are some pretty important features that need to be added such as positional zooming, cropping, a better custom audio player, dropbox support, text/chordpro file support, and sharing features. I think the indices will be up after I add those. If I had to estimate the timeline, I think November-December, but I'm not always the best at estimating how much time I'll have to work and how complex the problems are (just ask anyone that's been waiting for 6 months for annotations).
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