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szdoug
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Cannot find downloaded index on Android app

Post by szdoug » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:33 pm

I downloaded the index for the Hal Leonard Real Book 6th edition CD set uisng the following instructions:
Access my.igigbook.com from your device and select Latest News
Select the link titled: "Real Book 6th Edition CD Set", to import the set

I placed the downloaded file (which was called Set_Real_Book_6th_Ed_CD.igbset) into the igigbook folder on my Android Tablet. However, when I go to the Book List in the app I do not see the downloaded index. I hit the refresh button but it made no difference. Anyone know what I am missing here? I have gone through the tutorials but most of them assume the use of an iPad.

I do have the relevant CD with the PDFs which I have copied into the igigbook folder on the tablet. I realize these need to be combined into a single PDF at some point which I was going to do using Adobe Acrobat Pro. However, my main problem right now is that I can't see the downloaded index.

Thanks

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Re: Cannot find downloaded index on Android app

Post by Phil Smith » Sun May 01, 2016 12:17 am

You have a couple of problems here...
I placed the downloaded file (which was called Set_Real_Book_6th_Ed_CD.igbset) into the igigbook folder on my Android Tablet. However, when I go to the Book List in the app I do not see the downloaded index. I hit the refresh button but it made no difference. Anyone know what I am missing here? I have gone through the tutorials but most of them assume the use of an iPad.
Set_Real_Book_6th_Ed_CD.igbset is not an index, it is a set file, used to share sets with other users. A set is not an index and do not appear in the Book List view.

Set_Real_Book_6th_Ed_CD.igbset needs to be "Opened" by iGigBook which is different from "Downloading" the file. When opened by iGigBook it produces a set that you can view in the Gig Set view.

The Android version of iGigBook will produce a PDF using the set list sharing feature, but the resulting file will be very large and it is not recommended that you use the Android version of iGigBook to combine the individual PDF files on that CD ROM into a single file.
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Re: Cannot find downloaded index on Android app

Post by szdoug » Sun May 01, 2016 12:45 pm

Thanks for the speedy response Phil. I now understand that the igbset file is a set list and not an index and was able to see the set list with all the songs listed correctly under Gig view. When I tried to "share" the set list (to create the PDF book) it got about 25% of the way and then crashed. You indicated that it was not a good idea to try this using the android version of igigbook and you were correct! Is there any other strategy to get the HL CDrom real books on an android tablet or do I just have to work with the set lists with no "book"?

Thanks again

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Re: Cannot find downloaded index on Android app

Post by Phil Smith » Mon May 02, 2016 11:38 am

The set list sharing feature was never really designed to export an entire book, meaning hundreds of pages, it just so happens that the PDF creation capabilities in iOS are more efficient an the PDF can be generated, unfortunately as you have encountered the same isn't true about Android.
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