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  Line break after paragraph
Posted by: Floris - 01-30-2022, 07:48 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (8)

Hi there, I've been using Freda for a while now and I'm ever so happy with it's usefulness and customizabilty.

However, I can't seem to figure something out:   it seems that freda removes the blank line after a paragraph, even though I set the ''remove blank lines'' option to ''no''.   I tried some other options like ''force indent'', but in the book series I'm reading (which uses a lot of paragraphs) I see virtually no difference between the paragraph indent and some of the book's own indentations.

On https://www.turnipsoft.co.uk/freda/windows10/index.htm I see that there is supposed to be a layout option called:

''Line break after para If set, a line break will be added after every after paragraph.''

but unfortunately, it no longer appears to be options list.

Is there another way to once again enable this option or different way to create the same effect (like making the indentations really big); I truly hope so, because this way I can be a few lines into a next paragraph before I realise the book has switched character / perspective.

Hope you can help Smile

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  TTS, pause-previous-next buttons
Posted by: stulljack - 11-11-2021, 04:02 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (1)

I use freda TTS a lot! Please, please, please add previous paragraph, pause and next paragraph to the TTS bar.

I have medical issues that make visual reading exhausting. Going back a paragraph to re-read or pausing to lookup something and then re-initializing TTS is very frustrating for the impaired. And freda seams rather pensive about 'right clicks' for some reason.

Just 3 little buttons, thats all I ask. < = > how hard can it be?

Thanks  Smile

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  Freda doesn't load book stored on OneDrive
Posted by: oavaldezi - 11-08-2021, 10:48 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (1)

I've granted Freda access to OneDrive.

When I open a book stored in OneDrive, I get a blank screen, with "-/-" at the bottom

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  Change Log v4.40
Posted by: jim_chapman - 10-09-2021, 09:58 AM - Forum: Discussion - No Replies

  • BUG FIX: some cases causing app crashes on Windows and Android.
  • (Android) Updated to use Google UserMessagingPlatform to manage user consent for advertising cookies
  • (Windows) Switched to Pubfinity for providing advertising and managing user consent

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  Freda search functionality for network-connected libraries
Posted by: hrbngr - 09-26-2021, 06:19 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)


I am using a network-connected library called "COPS" which is an alternative to the typical calibre service. I am able to get the Freda reader to connect to the library and log in, and I can browse and download/read books. However, the search functionality does not seem to work at all. When I use the search function, it doesn't seem to pass anything along to the server when performing the search. I believe that the search function uses Opensearch, but I can't seem to find much about if that is supported.

COPS is available on github here: https://github.com/seblucas/cops

Other readers have worked fine for me with the search function, so I hope that you can assist in this.

Let me know if you need more information and I'll provide what i can.

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  Improving some ebook rendering
Posted by: freddofrog - 08-06-2021, 02:36 AM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (1)


I have noted some issues with freda and e-books rendering in particular some Microsoft Press-sponsored e-books.

Issues noted are:

- "Tab stops"  that represent code indents not being displayed correctly
- C# elements such as Console.WriteLine($"Value of copy is {weddingAnniversary}"); missing key display elements (i.e. the {weddingAnniversary} item ). 

Please refer to the attached .jpeg.

Can these issues please be looked at in future releases?



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  Improving the handling of annotations
Posted by: richardm - 07-28-2021, 06:51 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (4)

I am looking for an epub reader for my academic workflow that matches (as much as possible) what I can do with PDFs. 

The main functionality that I am after is to be able to annotate - and by that I mean highlight text and add notes - and export those annotations (full text of what is highlighted and also my associated notes) with location references  and, ideally, links back to the location in the document.  Oh, and for annotations to be automatically synchronised across devices. 

I have read a number of threads in the forum about how Freda handles bookmarks and highlights differently and how the automatic synchronisation works and I don't think I can get it to do what I am after.  If I missed something please let me know.

Would it be possible to develop Freda to offer this functionality?

I have seen quite few posts in forums for various note-taking apps looking for good epub readers that can support the academic flow but no-one has yet done it, so people end up converting their documents to PDF and working with those. That may be okay for Windows, but is a horrible experience on mobile.

I like what I have seen of Freda so far (only a couple of days) and being able to have the same interface across Android and Windows is great, but I really need this additional functionality to be able to build it into my research.

Many thanks,

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  manual install
Posted by: starflyer59 - 06-11-2021, 11:06 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (1)

My company blocks the Freda install from the Microsoft store. Is there somewhere that I can download Freda and install it on a windows 10 machine?

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  Read Aloud stops reading once the page ends
Posted by: mimocat21 - 06-11-2021, 07:31 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (1)

I think this might be a bug. I use read aloud as the default read setting. Recently, reading has stopped once the two pages on screen ends. To keep reading the book, I've had to press R each time the pages change. It does automatically turn to the next two pages, but read aloud stops right at the top of the screen. I've tried this with 3 books so far, including one I've been reading since the last update, and it has consistently happened. Any help with this issue would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  Note insertion does not work
Posted by: luke - 06-10-2021, 12:07 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)

Hi, I find the Freda reader very interesting. But these days I have a problem. If I click on a highlighted part of text and then choose Note it will always come up with Bookmark.?
I thought the Note system worked at first because I remember the text entry box coming up. Now it doesn't anymore....
What could have happened?
Thank you

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