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"too many book items"

When trying to merge/append a file into another I keep getting operation failure due to too many book items, but there are no book items at all. I tried creating new files in case the software was "remembering" previous versions of a file where there were books. It's REALLY annoying. Any ideas? Thanks

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Re: "too many book items"

Check the manufacturers website and make sure that there are no updates for your software. Also, you could try copying smaller bits of information into files, then try to merge them over... I cant find where you would even find technical support information let alone an update. :/ Other then that, theres nothing else I can think of.

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