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Book incorrectly seen as 1 page long - SKarp - 03-16-2018

I've just stumbled over a book--Terry Pratchett's "I Shall Wear Midnight" in epub format--which Freda shows as having exactly one page, that being the page with the cover.  The table of contents is recognized, but tapping the entries does nothing.

This is Freda for Windows, on two different Windows 10 computers.  The epub reader in Microsoft Edge and the Calibre viewer have no trouble with the book.

For obvious reasons, I can't share the book.  Any suggestions about what might have gone wrong, or suggestions for troubleshooting?


RE: Book incorrectly seen as 1 page long - jim_chapman - 03-19-2018

(03-16-2018, 10:00 PM)SKarp Wrote: I've just stumbled over a book--Terry Pratchett's "I Shall Wear Midnight" in epub format--which Freda shows as having exactly one page, that being the page with the cover.  The table of contents is recognized, but tapping the entries does nothing.

This is Freda for Windows, on two different Windows 10 computers.  The epub reader in Microsoft Edge and the Calibre viewer have no trouble with the book.

For obvious reasons, I can't share the book.  Any suggestions about what might have gone wrong, or suggestions for troubleshooting?

The obvious cause for this kind of problem is that the book is DRM-protected.  Are you sure that it's not DRM-locked?  Though the observation that you can open it in Calibre Viewer suggests it's not DRM-protected (because getting Calibre to open DRM-protected books takes some quite complex setup work).

Otherwise, you could try generating and emailing a log file - that might help me figure out what the problem is.  Instructions are here.


RE: Book incorrectly seen as 1 page long - SKarp - 03-19-2018

(03-19-2018, 06:11 PM)jim_chapman Wrote: The obvious cause for this kind of problem is that the book is DRM-protected.  Are you sure that it's not DRM-locked?  Though the observation that you can open it in Calibre Viewer suggests it's not DRM-protected (because getting Calibre to open DRM-protected books takes some quite complex setup work).

Otherwise, you could try generating and emailing a log file - that might help me figure out what the problem is.  Instructions are here.

It's definitely not DRMed.  Since my original post, I've also opened it in Moon+ Reader on an Android device and failed to open the same copy in Freda for Android.

Looking at the contents in Calibre's editor, I don't see anything obviously wrong with it, but hopefully the log file I mailed will have a clue.


RE: Book incorrectly seen as 1 page long - jim_chapman - 03-24-2018

(03-19-2018, 09:09 PM)SKarp Wrote: Looking at the contents in Calibre's editor, I don't see anything obviously wrong with it, but hopefully the log file I mailed will have a clue.

Thanks for that.  The problem is indeed a bug in Freda.  It will be fixed in the next release of Freda (expected to be available some time in April).


RE: Book incorrectly seen as 1 page long - jim_chapman - 04-08-2018

(03-24-2018, 07:02 PM)jim_chapman Wrote:
(03-19-2018, 09:09 PM)SKarp Wrote: Looking at the contents in Calibre's editor, I don't see anything obviously wrong with it, but hopefully the log file I mailed will have a clue.

Thanks for that.  The problem is indeed a bug in Freda.  It will be fixed in the next release of Freda (expected to be available some time in April).

The fix is now released and should be distributed in an update in the coming days.  Please let me know if the problem is still happening, once Freda has been updated to version 4.27.