Many PDF readers for smart phones (Android/iphone) and tablets manage the pdf files based solely on the Title and Author fields in the PDF file. While for this is fine for your average book, it is not all that helpful with manuals that tend to have abbreviated or no data in the title/author fields. In the case of the manuals for Sybase IQ, I’m unable to load the manuals for say v11.0 and v12.0.1 as they have the same Title/Author data.
How to fix? Easy. Go get Calibre. Drop the PDF files on to the running Calibre. Edit them by hitting the E key.
In my case, I edited the “Title”, “Author”, “Tags”, “Publisher” and “Languages”:
Calibre doesn’t modify the PDF files themselves so I will need to export the files to a custom directory. In Calibre nomenclature, this is “Saving”. Highlight all the titles you want to export and hit “S” twice. Why twice? No idea. Choose the directory.
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 (r) Server – Database Administration – SAP, Inc_
You can now copy the exported PDF files to your phone, tablet, whatever without fear of the v12.0.1 version of the P&T Guide being rejected by Aldiko because the v12.0 version is already added.
Here are the SQL Anywhere v12.0.1 manuals that I’ve ‘fixed’ to work with Aldiko. They are identical to the PDFs on sybooks with the exception of the PDF fields I mentioned previously.
No copyright infringement is intended. SAP/Sybase, please feel free to take these and host them.