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File not foud error. No error message.
BookSmart

Hi Ben, thanx for your reply.  Since you’re able to tell something about the technical aspects, could you please look into my question dated September 28th (addressed to Brian)?  It’s about spontaneous folding of the application, which I think is caused by data stack problems.  Would be happy to hear from you.

 Best regards, Bernard.

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Oct 9, 2007 2:50am PDT
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File not foud error. No error message.
BookSmart

I was done with my second book and did some housekeeping on my D drive.  I moved all my photo maps back to C.  After this was done, I started up BookSmart, which tried to open my last book, but… it hung.  NO WARNING, NO ERROR MESSAGE, just plain nothing.  I moved back the map holding the pictures of the book and… voila! 

It would be nice to have an error messeage telling that it cannot find the files, and/or a possibility to tell where the map and pictures can be found.  I come from the pre-DOS century and have some ideas of how it works.  If some newbie would have tackeld the same problem, it would have resulted in a "I lost my book" cry for help.

Best regads, Bernard

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Oct 5, 2007 2:41am PDT
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Hiccups: error closes book without saving
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@BRIAN.  Hi again.  I’d like to report my second serious bug in Blurb’s software, and therewith reopen this topic.

 Today I upgraded my laptop from 512MB to 1GB (for about US$ 80,00) and the problem is NOT SOLVED.  The application folds just as before.  No indication.  No (error) message.   No nothing.

So it is clear to me that you have a STACK OVERFLOW problem, which should be solved when compiling the application.  I checked the use of system resources when the program failed.  There’s enough memory.  There’s enough diskspace.  I’m uptodate with XP fixes.

 Waiting for your answer, best regards, Bernard.

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Sep 28, 2007 6:27am PDT
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Hiccups: error closes book without saving
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@BRIAN  Hi, thanks again.  To answer your question, no I don’t run any other application, just to free as much memory as possible.  But, don’t worry, I ordered another 512MB, so that I will have 1GB (the maximum) in totall.  May I send you the bill??? :-)))  Anyway, have a nice weekend and as far as I’m concerned this topic may be closed.

 Best regards, Bernard.

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Sep 22, 2007 2:13am PDT
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Hiccups: error closes book without saving
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@BRIANBONITZ  Hi, thanks for your answer.  I had seen the technical requirements already.  Although it tells that 1GB is prefered, it also does say that 512MB is a minimum amount of RAM.  So, reading your comments there’s another possible error:

1) NOT ENOUGH MEMORY, which means that the it tries to load something that won’t fit.

2) STACK OVERFLOW.  Since no message is issued and the application folds spontaniously, this looks like a plausible explanation.  This is caused by the compiler of the application, where stacks are reserved.  Defining more space for data stacks during compilation could be a solution.

Best regards, Bernard.

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Sep 21, 2007 1:11pm PDT
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Hiccups: error closes book without saving
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@BRIANBONITZ  I worked on my Targa Visionary laptop with 512MB memory, using XP Home Edition.  There is no error message or whatsoever, the application just folds and that’s it.  It happened when the book had about 80 pages.  The most realistic way to find out what the problem is, is to reconstruct it on a similar machine.  Good luck.

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Sep 20, 2007 11:02pm PDT
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text correction after upload
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after I uploaded my book, I found a typo error in my text.  Is there a possibility to edit my book online, or does it mean that I have to correct it on my pc and then upload it again?

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Sep 20, 2007 12:54pm PDT
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Hiccups: error closes book without saving
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Hi there. I worked two days on my first book and experienced the same problem.  To me it looks like a "not enough memory" problem.  BookSmaart saves your work frequently and I lost one sentence at the most.  If you want to locate your book (files) on your hard disk, just start the SEARCH function and run it.  I hop this will help.

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Sep 20, 2007 12:24pm PDT
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