Little known features of OBI

Little known features of OBI

Some of the little known but very useful features of Obi are:-

Keyboard shortcuts fully configurable.
To change any Keyboard Shortcut follow following Steps:-
1.Open preferences by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+F or from Tools menu.
2.In preferences navigate to Keyboard Shortcuts tab.
3.Select the operation for which you need to change the shortcut.
4.In shortcut keys select the correct key combination and press “Assign”.

 

Pre-define structure of book as separate process
You can make structure of the book separately either in XHTML or in CSV/delimited text using Excel and then import it in Obi.
To know more about XHTML Import search for “Creating a Project by Importing an XHTML File” and “Walkthrough 2: Import XHTML file to create structure and record or import audio” in help file.
To Know more about how to make CSV/delimited text file using Excel search for “Creating a Project by Importing a CSV File” in help file.

 

Tools that can convert DAISY 2.02, 3.0 format to be many regular kind of books.
We provide pipeline 2 which can be used to convert your books. You can download pipeline from following link:-

 

More support by providing sufficient training materials in Thai Language / Localization procedure. New feature translations requests to local organization. 
Obi Localization is very easy. We provide you easy excels for translation. So translator needs to provide localized term under translation column. For more details on how to do translation please refer to following link:-

 

Way to see actual wav file in phrase properties.
To see actual wav file in Obi 4.0(latest version of Obi) phrase properties please follow following Steps:-
1.Open Obi preferences from Tools menu. Keyboard shortcut for opening preferences is CTRL+Alt+F.
2.In Project tab of preferences go to the Checkbox list.
3.Navigate to Checkbox “Show advance properties in property dialog” and check it.
Now when you open phrase property you will be able to see file name.

 

Merge Different DAISY format Titles
To merge different projects in Obi you can follow following steps:-
1.Open File menu and select Merge Project.
2.Select the project which you want to merge and press Ok.
3.This will open “Merge Project” Dialog with different controls. To know more about controls search “Merging Projects” in Obi.
Visual display of content in left pane: way to see if section contains audio or not (was a musical note in Sigtuna):- 
To Highlight a section with no Audio you need to follow following Steps:-
1.Open Obi preferences from Tools menu. Keyboard shortcut for opening preferences is CTRL+Alt+F.
2.In Project tab of preferences go to the Checkbox list.
3.Navigate to Checkbox “Highlight Empty sections in TOC View” and check it.

 

Now Background color of empty sections will change to “pink”. If you want you can change this color also from “color and font” tab of preferences. In “color and font” tab navigate to “EmptySectionBackground” and set the color you want.
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