New User Question: "Book List" vs. "My Scores"

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New User Question: "Book List" vs. "My Scores"

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What's the difference between Book List and My Scores? I scratched my head for a long time trying to figure out why PDFs I thought I had sent to iGigBook were not showing up on the iPad. When I finally noticed and then tried My Scores that's where they were.

Some of what I sent to My Scores and one page scores, some are multiple scores and some are books containing 100s of songs. But within My Scores I have only been able to see the first page of each item so that only works for one page scores. How do I page within something in My Scores?

Thanks, Bob

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Re: New User Question: "Book List" vs. "My Scores"

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BobG56 wrote:What's the difference between Book List and My Scores? I scratched my head for a long time trying to figure out why PDFs I thought I had sent to iGigBook were not showing up on the iPad. When I finally noticed and then tried My Scores that's where they were.
The item "**TAP HERE FOR HELP" in the Book List view contains topics that are useful to a new user.

"An iGigBook Overview - Read This First"
This topic explains the difference between the Book List view an My Scores. The Book List view is for any PDF you have that you have renamed to an iGigBook book code and matches an iGigBook index.
Some of what I sent to My Scores and one page scores, some are multiple scores and some are books containing 100s of songs. But within My Scores I have only been able to see the first page of each item so that only works for one page scores. How do I page within something in My Scores?

Thanks, Bob
"How to navigate while viewing a PDF page"
This topic explains how the various "gestures" work while viewing a PDF page. Tap the bottom of the screen to display the next page. Tap the top of the screen to display the previous page.
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Re: New User Question: "Book List" vs. "My Scores"

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Thanks Phil. And thanks for your previous help with my registration problem. I even read that stuff about the upper and lower thirds of the page but had forgotten.

Thanks again, Bob

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Re: New User Question: "Book List" vs. "My Scores"

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Sorry Phil, but I have read the Six Easy Steps but I still have a problem. Step 2 says to see "IGigBook Book Index List" for ... and "iGigBook Book Index List" sure looks like a link but tapping it does nothing. At first I thought this was referring to the Book List but that does not contain the "code" which I need in step 6.

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Re: New User Question: "Book List" vs. "My Scores"

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Phil, NEVERMIND. I found it online via a Google search.

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Re: New User Question: "Book List" vs. "My Scores"

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Well I seem to need more than the code. When I edit the name of the "score" iGigBook is adding .pdf to the end. So I enter xyz but it ends up xyz.pdf. But maybe that doesn't matter. So I then go Book List and tap the sync button (that's the one to the left of the wrench, right?) and it seems to do something but then when I click on the book (in book list) and it takes me to the index of songs, but then when I tap a song it tells me that I need the pdf.

Thanks, Bob

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The How To section on this forum covers a lot of ground:

viewforum.php?f=22

xyz ending up with xyz.pdf is what is supposed to happen, it's a PDF file and needs the .pdf extension whether you add it or not during the renaming process.

You don't need to sync the Book List view when you rename a PDF to match an iGigBook book code.

The pop up message tells you the EXACT name of the file that it is looking for. This is further explained here:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6
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Re: New User Question: "Book List" vs. "My Scores"

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Thanks for you help. It turns out that there is a subtle, one character difference between the "code" given on the web page and what iGigBook on the iPad expects. I also used a slightly different technique. I did the rename on my laptop and then transferred the renamed file using iTunes.

Thanks again, Bob

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BobG56 wrote:Thanks for you help. It turns out that there is a subtle, one character difference between the "code" given on the web page and what iGigBook on the iPad expects. I also used a slightly different technique. I did the rename on my laptop and then transferred the renamed file using iTunes.

Thanks again, Bob
Explain what this one character difference is, I'd like to investigate.
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Re: New User Question: "Book List" vs. "My Scores"

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Does this BB have some way that I can send you a private message?

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