[bookcourier] Re: Transfer Tool Problem

Sorry, I just meant fiddle with the first line in the text files, so that they 
are not replicated.  Perhaps just a problem that I encounter.  The main thing 
for speed of opening folders is lots of folders each with few files

Graham

From: bookcourier-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bookcourier-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Megan Bening
Sent: 03 September 2010 17:47
To: bookcourier@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookcourier] Re: Transfer Tool Problem


Graham, when you say that I should prepare the files before transferring tem, 
how do you mean ?

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From: bookcourier-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bookcourier-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Graham Lewis [gjl]
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 1:22 AM
To: bookcourier@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookcourier] Re: Transfer Tool Problem

Debra,
            I think you are right about the way the transfer tool opens up a 
directory to display file names.  I have never really understood the advantage 
of using the first line of each file as its filename in bookcourier.  I really 
wish it would just use the filename it already has on the computer.  It is 
particularly annoying when I load a large number of files which have the same 
first line.  The tool then tries to obverwrite the first with each new one and 
I have to go back to the computer and edit the forst line of each file.

Anyway, it is'nt going to br changed now.

My advice is to work with many small folders, avoid too many subfolders and 
think about preparing the files before you load them onto the bookcourier.

Graham Lewis
Co-ordinator, CDSAP.

From: bookcourier-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bookcourier-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Deborah Armstrong
Sent: 03 September 2010 01:58
To: bookcourier@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookcourier] Re: Transfer Tool Problem

Yes, and I've tried with Jaws, WindowEyes and NVDA, on three different 
computers. It doesn't actually hang, it just seems to be doing some processing 
that takes forever. Go get yourself coffee and come back, and it will take 
another keystroke.

The problem is that when you navigate to a new entry with arrow keys, it 
appears frozen like a snow cone again.

I think what is happening is this: it's not looking at filenames. It is opening 
each file to find out what book title that file refers to. It is  using some 
kind of poor algorithm to do this whose performance suffers when there are a 
large number of files and directories to traverse in the tree. I know how to 
program and I am sure it would take me some effort to figure out a way to do 
this quickly.

--Debee

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From: bookcourier-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bookcourier-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Megan Bening
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 2:21 PM
To: bookcourier@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookcourier] Transfer Tool Problem

I have been using my book courier since I purchased it in 2005, andlately I 
have been having some issues with the transfer tool. In folders where I have 
more than about 90 books, the transfer tool completely hangs when I try to 
transfer books or look at the books already in the folder. Also, it seems as 
though operations in the transfer tool itself are very slow. This did not 
happen when I first got the book courier and only started to happen a few 
months ago. Has this happened to anyone else on this list? If so, how did you 
fix it? Any help would be sincerely appreciated!
Regards,
Megan

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