PB: George MacDonald: The Diary of an Old Soul

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Mar 14 2020 12:19 PM

I am thankful for Logos providing us some of George MacDonald's works recently. As Rosie mentioned in a thread discussing this bundle, the book "Diary of an Old Soul" was not among those offered. This calendar devotional seems to be exceptional, one author wrote in the North Wind journal

J. Patrick Pazdziora:
A Book of Strife, in the Form of The Diary of an Old Soul (1880) may be George MacDonald’s most important poetic achievement: a towering but neglected work of Scottish religious verse (cf. Raeper 121ff). Although prepared for publication, The Diary of an Old Soul is largely a confessional text. In three hundred sixty-six modified rhyme royale stanzas, MacDonald expresses his own doubts and questions, hopes and fears, surrounding his devout religious belief. In it, he fulfils the promise of his first major poem, Within and Without (1855), shifting his concept of mystic pilgrimage out of an explicitly narrative frame and turning it instead into personal contemplation. MacDonald covers a broader spectrum of themes, questions, and speculations in The Diary than he does in his own specifically religious poems like “The Disciple” (1867); the entire poem, indeed, can be read as a form of prayer, an act of contemplatio of God in Christ. Only in his letters does MacDonald appear more vulnerable. In a sense, The Diary of an Old Soul may justly be said to be the touchstone of his work; it may be difficult if not impossible to comprehend MacDonald without understanding this poem.

Of course this caught my interest. The text - of course in the Public Domain - is freely available from several places on the web, I took archive.org's representation of the Project Gutenberg etext as my source (thanks to John Bechard who compiled this in the 1990s!). The original book was printed only on one page of the paper, thus leaving space for the reader's own thoughts. I tried to emulate this in my version by giving ample white space and a fill-in box for reflections. 

1452.George MacDonald -Diary of an Old Soul.docx

Compile as a type Calendar Devotional to have it work as intended - you can even put it into a home page tile:

 

I grabbed a simple, non-original but expressive cover from a picture search - somehow it refuses to upload here.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 14 2020 1:29 PM

Thanks!

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 14 2020 3:06 PM

Thanks for creating this! It rounds out the George MacDonald collection.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 14 2020 3:18 PM

NB.Mick:
I grabbed a simple, non-original but expressive cover from a picture search - somehow it refuses to upload here.
It needed to be converted from a JFIF to JPG. This is the site I use - https://jfif-to-jpg.file-converter-online.com/

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 3:03 AM

Bruce Dunning:

Thanks for creating this! It rounds out the George MacDonald collection.

You're very welcome. It was a pleasure for me (and a preparation for a larger project, getting re-acquainted to using plain text source, Excel and Word to create a PB that is consisting of a multitude of similar "chunks").

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Brad | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 10:21 AM

Yes, indeed!  A big thank you for this terrific resource.  Unfortunately I'm getting a "build failed with 3 errors, 2 warnings" on every attempt.  It has been a long time since I had a PB build fail.  I'm hoping to figure it out soon, because it will be great to have this resource available in Logos.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 11:25 AM

Brad:
Unfortunately I'm getting a "build failed with 3 errors, 2 warnings" on every attempt.

can you share your logs?

For the file above I get the two warnings and get one error, but they don't break the build. The error is about font Tahoma, there's still two places with an unreadable character in this font which is supposed to be an e with a trema (two dots) over it. I updated that and this file will compile for me without warnings or errors: 3603.George MacDonald -Diary of an Old Soul.docx

 

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Timothy Jang | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 8:31 PM

Thank you very much! I appreciate it. 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 16 2020 1:28 AM

Thank you so much, Mick!

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Brad | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2020 7:08 PM

NB.Mick:

Brad:
Unfortunately I'm getting a "build failed with 3 errors, 2 warnings" on every attempt.

can you share your logs?

For the file above I get the two warnings and get one error, but they don't break the build. The error is about font Tahoma, there's still two places with an unreadable character in this font which is supposed to be an e with a trema (two dots) over it. I updated that and this file will compile for me without warnings or errors: 3603.George MacDonald -Diary of an Old Soul.docx

 

Thank you, NB.Mick.  I'm only getting 2 errors now, and 0 warnings, with the updated file.  Here's where the trouble kicks in:

[Error] Error while building book: Error compiling resource.
[Error] Exception: LDLS4.Panels.PersonalBookBuilderPanel.PersonalBookBuilderException: Error compiling resource.
at LDLS4.Panels.PersonalBookBuilderPanel.PersonalBookConverter.CompileResource (Libronix.DigitalLibrary.LicenseManager licenseManager, System.String manifest, LDLS4.Panels.PersonalBookBuilderPanel.ResourceDocumentData metadata, LDLS4.Panels.PersonalBookBuilderPanel.IPersonalBookBuildLog buildLog, LDLS4.Panels.PersonalBookBuilderPanel.PersonalBookConverter+TempFiles tempFiles, Libronix.Utility.Threading.IWorkState workState) [0x000de] in /Volumes/Code/Jenkins/workspace/Logos-Desktop-Mac-Beta-Ship/DigitalLibrary/src/LDLS4/Panels/PersonalBookBuilderPanel/PersonalBookConverter.cs:511
at LDLS4.Panels.PersonalBookBuilderPanel.PersonalBookConverter+<CreatePersonalBookWork>d__2.MoveNext () [0x0045b] in /Volumes/Code/Jenkins/workspace/Logos-Desktop-Mac-Beta-Ship/DigitalLibrary/src/LDLS4/Panels/PersonalBookBuilderPanel/PersonalBookConverter.cs:147
at Libronix.Utility.Threading.AsyncWorkerTask`1[T].EnumMoveNext () [0x0001a] in <cdec5422a3e1410980755fe41bd7ca24>:0
at Libronix.Utility.Threading.AsyncWorkerTask`1[T].EnumMoveNextWithCatch () [0x00002] in <cdec5422a3e1410980755fe41bd7ca24>:0
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---

at Libronix.Utility.Threading.AsyncWorkItem.Verify () [0x0000b] in <cdec5422a3e1410980755fe41bd7ca24>:0
at LDLS4.Panels.PersonalBookBuilderPanel.PersonalBookViewModel+<CreatePersonalBookWork>d__137.MoveNext () [0x0011e] in /Volumes/Code/Jenkins/workspace/Logos-Desktop-Mac-Beta-Ship/DigitalLibrary/src/LDLS4/Panels/PersonalBookBuilderPanel/PersonalBookViewModel.cs:727

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 18 2020 12:42 AM

Brad:
Thank you, NB.Mick.  I'm only getting 2 errors now, and 0 warnings, with the updated file.  Here's where the trouble kicks in:

I can't make anything out of that except assuming you're running on a Mac.

Can you invoke http://wiki.logos.com/diagnostic_logging, presumably by holding the command key down while starting Logos? Then have Logos build the PB and fail. You'll then have a PB-log from the PB tool, but also a Logos log that shows what happened in detail, possibly also an error log. Please upload those here with the paperclip function - someone may see the issue (sorry if your snippet should have been from that Logos log already - unfortunately, I personally am often at a loss when seeing Mac logs).

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