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Help Needed

Post by Stuberg » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:17 pm

Help Needed.

Can't get fake books to show up on iGig Book.

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Re: Help Needed

Post by Stuberg » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:17 pm

Just purchased The New Real Book Vol 1 Bb

nrealbk1bb

Doesn't show up on iPad.

Have latest version of all software.

Robert

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Re: Help Needed

Post by spinality » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:35 pm

Stuberg wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:17 pm
Just purchased The New Real Book Vol 1 Bb
nrealbk1bb
Doesn't show up on iPad.
Have latest version of all software.
Robert
Have you gone to my.igigbook.com and checked that this book is set to 'active'? That's a key step. Presumably, at the moment you're nrealbk1bb.pdf is sitting in My Scores. If you can't see that, use the 'refresh' icon on My Scores (NOT the one on the Book List, they do different things), navigate away from My Scores, and when you come back to it, you should see the .pdf. If it's not there, you haven't succeeded in transferring it to your iPad. If it is there, then you need to add that book via the website. This process is described in Phil's how-to steps. Hope this helps.

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Re: Help Needed

Post by Phil Smith » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:10 pm

Stuberg wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:17 pm
Just purchased The New Real Book Vol 1 Bb

nrealbk1bb

Doesn't show up on iPad.

Have latest version of all software.

Robert
Take a look at the list of available indexes located here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=9

What you purchased is a "Digital Edition" and different from the paper version.
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Post by Stuberg » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:26 pm

What is the proper code for ...

The New Real Book Vol. 1 - Digital Edition Bb

This is what I used ... nrealbk1bb

(I don't see "The New Real Book" as mentioned above on your list.

Also, what is the proper code for ...

Cuban Fake Book

I used cufakebk

It shows up in MY SCORES but it doesn't show up in BOOK LIST?

What am I doing wrong?

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Post by Stuberg » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:33 pm

Changed to ...

nrealbk1db.pdf

The cover of the book comes up in MY SCORES. Nothing comes up in THE BOOK LIST.

:-(

RS

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Post by Phil Smith » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:05 am

Stuberg wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:33 pm
Changed to ...

nrealbk1db.pdf

The cover of the book comes up in MY SCORES. Nothing comes up in THE BOOK LIST.

:-(

RS
You have to mark the index as active using my.igigbook.com the Content Manager and then sync with the iGigBook server from your device. The link provided earlier contains all the information that you need to link the PDF to an index.
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Re: Help Needed

Post by Stuberg » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:35 pm

I was able to get The New Real Book - Digital Edition Bb to work thanks to your help and your various users suggestions. Great site, great community.

Now I'm wondering if the other books that I have are the correct books.

Is there any chance you can send me to a site to check the other fake books that I own because they are not lining up with with the page numbering thing at all while my new book does.

Even a picture of the cover of these three books would help:

The New Real Book Volume 1, 2, and 3

Thanks!

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Re: Help Needed

Post by Phil Smith » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:45 pm

The titles of the books we have indexes for are located here. The titles of the book are pretty clear as to what book they refer to. If you didn't scan the PDF yourself the possibility is real that pages could be missing or rearranged. Having a physical copy of the book or checking the book against its own index is a good practice.
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Re: Help Needed

Post by spinality » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:58 pm

Phil Smith wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:45 pm
The titles of the books we have indexes for are located here. The titles of the book are pretty clear as to what book they refer to. If you didn't scan the PDF yourself the possibility is real that pages could be missing or rearranged. Having a physical copy of the book or checking the book against its own index is a good practice.
And of course, you may just have the wrong offset. Setting the page offset is an important step. Phil's How-To posts describe this process. In a nutshell, here's what I do: 1. Open the book in the Book List to see its table of contents. 2. Click on the first entry, which is usually toward the front of the book. 3. If it's not the right page, flip backwards and forwards to find how many pages I'm off from the correct page. It's usually one or two pages plus or minus. That's the amount you need to adjust the offset. 4. Go back to the Book List, press and hold the book entry/icon, until the "set offset" dialogue pops up. This sometimes takes a few tries for some reason. 5. Adjust the number plus or minus the value you figured out. 6. Try again.

See the How To for more detail. There's also a way to reset the offset from the page you're looking at, by tapping with multiple fingers, but this doesn't always work immediately, depending on whether your tablet is set up for multi-finger gestures. But the other method is pretty simple.

Note that this may fix that particular title but other titles go to the wrong place. This will happen if your PDF has missing or extra pages. Or of course, if you have the wrong book entirely -- there are a number of fakes that exist in multiple editions, so the 5th Edition Real Book 1 doesn't line up with the 6th Edition etc. If you determine that you have missing pages (you'll see gaps in the page numbers at the top of the page) or extras (maybe a duplicate page, or a hand-written score that has been inserted between two tunes) you'll need to adjust the PDF to have the right content. This can be done with a product like Adobe Acrobat (not the Reader, but the full product) or a number of other PDF editors.

But hopefully you'll find out that it's just a question of getting the right offset in the right book. Good luck. BTW I'm just another happy iGigBook user and not affiliated with the app, but I pitch in with suggestions here when I think it might save some confusion. (Sometimes I add to the confusion instead, oops.)

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