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FAQ

Why do I get an error message about MDAC?
Why do I get an error message about .NET Framework?
Why does it take a long time to start?
Where can I get cover pictures?
Where do I get the information about my books?




MDAC Error


Personal Library Manager requires MDAC 2.6 or later in order to access the book database. This can be installed by following the directions on the following link.

Download and Install MDAC

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.NET Framework 2.0 Error


Personal Library Manager requires the .Net Framework version 2.0. This can be downloaded and installed by visiting the following link.

.NET Framework 2.0

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Slow Startup


Personal Library Manager requires the .NET Framework to load before it starts. If the framework is not loaded then it may take longer for the application to start.


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Cover Images


Personal Library Manager will automatically retrieve cover images when you enter the ISBN number and press the lookup button. If for some reason the lookup does not retrieve the cover image, you can use Google images to search within Amazon or Iblist like "booktitle site:amazon.com".

Example Amazon: grapes of wrath site:amazon.com

Example Iblist: huckleberry finn site:iblist.com

You should be specific enough to narrow your results down, but not enough to omit all results. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" might not return any results while searching for "Huckleberry Finn" may.

Note: After you open a cover in Personal Library Manager and click save you no longer need to store the image on your computer. It is safe to delete.


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Book Information


Personal Library Manager will automatically retrieve book information when you enter the ISBN number and press the lookup button. If for some reason the lookup does not retrieve the book information you may find the following websites useful.

http://www.iblist.com/
A great site for finding book descriptions and covers, but they do have a limited database.

http://www.amazon.com
A great site with almost every book published but sometimes it lacks descriptions.


An easy way to find covers is to use Google images with Amazon or Iblist like "booktitle site:amazon.com".

Example Amazon: grapes of wrath site:amazon.com

Example Iblist: huckleberry finn site:iblist.com

You should be specific enough to narrow your results down, but not enough to omit all results. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" might not return any results while searching for "Huckleberry Finn" may.


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