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quirrc wrote in ljwin32_sema
A quick review of changes in Semagic during last year: now it works with new version of Blogger, you can specify image size for LJ Scrapbook and put them under lj-cut, Semagic works on Linux and Mac OS via Wine.
The latter is reported to depend on particular version of Wine and system, e.g. for me it runs fine with the most recent version of Ubuntu but for some users crashes randomly (Update: now is reported to work for all after an update of Wine; only parts that depend on IE will not anyway). It is not reported to crash on Mac yet.
Posting to Blogger requires authentication using your google account (gmail email or other email address and password) instead of Blogger username and password.
Image upload to photobucket and tinypic from Semagic no longer work. You can use for quick uploads without registration instead (select " Hotlinking" as image server).


Добрый день.

Есть небольшая проблемка.
При загрузке картинок на сервер, если это делать через "Журнал/изображения/открыть Livejournal Scrapbook" - и выбрать при этом "320*240+ссылка" или "640*480+ссылка" в полученный в результате код вставляется еще и width="" height="", так вот суть проблемы - в width="" height="" - почему то в некоем хаотическом порядке вместо размеров приравненных к 320 или 640 - вставляется оригинальный размер картинки. Что при загрузке большого количества картинок достаточно проблематично потом в ручном режиме убирать все неправильные width="" height="".
Нельзя ли поправить ?

Заранее спасибо.
После загрузки маленькие картинки скачиваются обратно для определения реального размера (т.к. не ровно 320на 240 если соотношение сторон другое). Если размер почему-л не может быть получен , то он не менялся. Теперь удаляется.

I'm still relatively new to Semagic. Is this download important for those who use it with Win XP? I'm not sure this upgrade applies to me. Thanks again!


I seen that it is, but I get an error message:

Error opening file for writing


Click Abort, Retry or Ignore. :(



I'm new to Semagic too. also, I'm not an English speaker, so please, be patient with me.

Isn't this update function automatic: when you click on Links and choose Update Semagic? Should I download the whole file again (Win XP)?

yes and exit the program before install

I LOVE this program. It's small, easy to use and has every thing I could possibly need.


I regularly export my journals to my local pc. I'm looking for a viewer to view these journals when I choose.

Will this program accomplish this?



no idea. you can export entire journal with comments again using ljarchive (search google)

Somehow when i loaded it up, it saved over really really long draft with a much shorter earlier draft which is now both the "draft" and "old draft" files. How can I restore the longer one?

If it is overwritten you cannot restore. in the future, better save manually selecting file names

thanks for Semagic. It's really neat and convenient

" on Linux" now? Oh, cool!!! I can't wait to get home to install it! :-) I haven't missed Windows much since I installed Kubuntu last winter, but I've missed Semagic a lot!!!

I am running

before when I would check my friends list, it would show people that deleted me, if I deleted them, well it's not doing that anymore.

it's just taking them off.


may be that is an error in the program? there was some with friends but was fixed since

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help does not work unless you manually copy winhlp32.exe (search google)

Спасибо за Ваш труд. Он многим помогает :)

Thank you for your very useful program! I am running Vista and primarily only want to use Semagic ( as a way to batch upload images to my lj scrapbook. I get a lot of the error "The handle is in the wrong state for the requested operation. Cannnot Contact server. Try again later"

I am trying to batch upload 30plus images and this happens on at least 3 every time I upload but tonight it's happened on 75% of them and just won't let me get the files uploaded (despite retrying 3-4 times per file). If I hit ignore I can get maybe a few uploaded then since they are in series order it's a different mess with only a portion uploaded.

I tried and it wouldn't work either but got a different error there.

Do you have any advice or know what's going on?
Is there any way around that? (I tried using the free

Keep in mind that friday or saturday evening is usually scheduled maintenance time due to the lowes load. you can also switch between wininet and urlmon in options/advanced or set upload block size to zero in the options in upload window

i recently re-downloaded the semagic. i remember the last time that i had it, it worked a lot like MS word, especially spell check with the squiggly little red line. But now the little squiggly red line that appears underneath misspelled words in Semagic has disappeared.

how do i turn this on, if possible?

in options/ spellcheck. you need also to download dictionaries from the same page.

When using Semagic with the "Rotate Userpics" checked, and also "Post to Multiple Journals", it rotates the userpic after posting to the first journal, so the userpic is different between the first journal and the other journals selected. Can this be fixed?

I'm running Semagic, and have encountered a problem I have not been able to fix, even after running through the help section.

I cannot get Semagic to preview the userpic being used for that post, though this function was working just fine two weeks ago. I used to have an option in my settings of "preview userpic" or "show userpic preview", but that option has disappeared. I've checked through all the toolbars I could view to make sure it hadn't gotten unchecked. And when I first log into Semagic, there will be a white, blank userpic where the preview should be, which disappears after about ten seconds. I've tried updating my userpics through Semagic in case it had lost the images as well, and it has not helped.

I am thoroughly confused. There was no update of Semagic between two weeks ago and today, so I have no idea how this has happened.


IF you mean in post options you can take this:
But if you did not change anything it is very likely you have got a virus.

Anyone else have problems running semagic under wine with OS X?


Try to install version for 9x.

I have Semagic downloaded on Vista, and I have both my livejournal and my greatestjournal registered on it, but it won't allow me to post in both journals simultaneously, no matter which one I have Semagic logged onto. When I open the "post to multiple journals" window, it only lists my greyed-out username with a check-box next to it (and yes, the box is checked) and doesn't respond when I click it. When I try to post from this window, it only posts to the journal I'm logged onto at the time.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Semagic, but nothing changed. Is there something else I need to do, or could it be a problem with Vista? Thanks in advance!

Are both of your journals named the same thing?

If they are, the solution is to put another name in the login on the client. Then go into the server settings for the greatest journal (I have blogger and named mine blogger) and make sure that you have the correct login and password listed there.

Click login, and when you go to "post on multiple journals" both should then show up:)

Hi. I've been using Semagic for quite a while. Recently, I post to my journal and when I view my journal, the raw contents all come out (Image links, HTML). I don't know what's wrong.

links to one community are broken, manually fix them

Hello and thanks for continued work on Semagic!
Before upgrading I want to ask:
I'm now using unofficial Semagic release supporting "mobile" mode creating semagic.re1 registry dump on exit and importing it on start (I've asked you for that release one day). Does still support this mode?

And BTW: is it possible to turn off the message about registry key deleted on exit? I'm using a script that automatically starts Semagic (along with other stuff) when I insert my flashdrive and automatically stops it when I'm going to leave; but I can't just fire-and-forget it because of that messagebox.

Thanks a lot once more!

I think I removed it recently

I'm wanting to import my blog from I have it all saved as html which I can convert to txt to open in Semagic. My question is, is there any easy way to do this so the dates would be the same?

no idea. if you want dates not to be the same, uncheck update time automatically checkbox and manually set date.

A problem with curly quotation marks

Over the last few weeks I've encountered an issue...Semagic is replacing my straight, html friendly quotation marks with curly ones (which end up messing with my HTML). I've found the way to disable this in MS Word but not in Semagic. Is there something I'm missing? Autoreplace doesn't seem to do it either.

Re: A problem with curly quotation marks

Smart quotes This feature is toggled on and off by CTRL+ALT+' for U.S. keyboards.
i.e. that is a property of richedit control, not semagic itself. also you can switch to wysiwyg mode.

Sorry to veer OT, but I just downloadeed Semagic and am having problems. I installed it and clicked to open it, and it immediately sent up an error message that said "can't open a blank document." I thought that maybe since I have a really old machine I might need to use an older version, but when I installed it it did the same thing. Is there anything I can do to make it work? I'd really, really like to be using Semagic...I've been having problems logging in through my browser (it's been telling me I'm using the wrong password when I'm not) and I thought that going through a client would solve my problems. The only reason I'm logged in now is because I have momentary access to another computer. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

even on windows 95 you can install IE6. it isntalls some libraries which absence often causes such error. also install mfc redistiributable
Also check system for viruses which consume resources and also often cause such error.

I was wondering if your client allows me to download my entries.

search google for ljarchive

I'm using the new version of Semagic: And when I post an entry to LiveJournal, it always loses default mood value, posting custom mood name only. If I post an entry with a pre-defined mood value, it causes the mood name to be displayed as usual, but without appropriate mood icon. When I post an entry with a custom mood name (and have basic mood selected as well as "icon" checkbox checked), it behaves the same and in addition when I go to "edit entry" screen on LJ web-site, it displayes the mood combo = "empty or not set" and custom mood name is there.

if you open edit entry via semagic and see what you posted that means that is the journal style.

Hello! I wrote LJ/flat interface to my own blog but I cannot load pictures — Semagick know only fixed web address of photo services. I can use any API on my blog but Semagic doesn't want to connect to my blog.

Can you add customization of photo service list?

in options in upload window


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