re: NTLK Largest book created with Newt's Cape?

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Sat Dec 18 1999 - 15:43:39 EST

On Sat, 18 Dec 1999, Steve Weyer wrote:

> the last official "world's record" I had recorded a year or so ago
> (in
> is: "Mark Heringer holds the current Newt's Cape record for
> largest book (created on MP130):
> <A HREF="../../newtpkgs.htm#Heringer">Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains</A>
> is ~397 Landscape pages, 526K !"
> I also had gotten a report of a 1.3M package (688K compressed) created on
> eMate.
> there must be a few other/larger ones now...

Well, my little UMP2k is trying to break that record as we speak :) (hey,
did I remeber to turn on the Compressed option?)

> there are some useful tips in setup.htm for increasing size.
> briefly, your best chances of success with a file that size are:
> - lots of heap (you didn't mention which model MP you have; MP2100 would be
> best...)

I froze a bunch of stuff, rebooted, and I've got around 365K free. It's
also set to save to my memory card, which has 4.3MB free.

> - if you could segment file into several 'chapters', you could save each
> as a separate package; and later combine those using a 'master book'

I might have to end up doing that... my Newt just restarted itself on the
first attempt.

I also looked at using BookMaker, but I'm not feeling that ambitious right
now :)

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