The following post is related to the eBook Technologies ETI-2 (also the eBookwise reader), and has nothing to do with anyhting else on this site. I’m posting this under “stuff that’s hard to figure out yourself”. So for anyone using this eBook, these are the simple instructions you need to get your content on your device.
Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to turn your text and html files into a format your eBook can understand. This method requires the eBook Publisher software (freeware, version 2.2.2 at time of post) from eBook Technologies and a SmartMedia card with card reader.
Step 1: Open your text document in Word (or other processor), and save in Rich Text Format (.rtf). This is just a text document that supports a little formatting, and makes a good translation to the eBook format. So make your text document look proper here first.
Step 2: Run eBook Publisher. Select menu ‘File’ then ‘New Project’.
Step 3: In the drop-down box next to ‘Build Target:’, select ‘Grayscale Half-VGA’.
Step 4: Select menu ‘File’ then ‘Save’ to save your project. Give the project a file name in the same folder as your .rtf document. The project file ends with .opf
Step 5: Select menu ‘File’ then ‘Import…’. Browse to your .rtf document and open it. You will then be asked to save it as an .odf file. Give this file a name, and save in your project folder with your other files. This file will automatically add to your project, and be listed under ‘Spline Items’ on the main window.
Step 6: Select menu ‘Project’ then ‘Build Edition…’. In the ‘Edition Settings’ window, the first tab is called ‘Edition Info’. Here you can uncheck ‘Require ISBN’, and enter a title, author and language for your content (the other fields can be ignored). Next go to the ‘Bookstore’ tab to change the ‘Bookshelf Category’ – this will control what group the eBook is listed under on your ETI-2. Hit ‘Ok’, and select your project folder to save the eBook.
Step 7: If there are no errors, you have an .imp and .key file in your project folder. Send both of these files to your SmartMedia card, and shove the card back in your eBook.
That’s it…. a bit too involved, but it works well. And the next time I forget how to do it, I can just look on my webpage. If this actually helps anyone, or you know a faster way, leave a comment.