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Old 12-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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COVER PAGES IN SIGIL

have real problems with the cover page taking my jpegs with text on them , really dont want to do a simple text ``cover`` page . I am using sigil `6` any ideas or does any one know of a sotfware that overwrites jpgs and is accepted (by epub) by sigil ?
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have real problems with the cover page taking my jpegs with text on them , really dont want to do a simple text ``cover`` page . I am using sigil `6` any ideas or does any one know of a sotfware that overwrites jpgs and is accepted (by epub) by sigil ?
Do you realize that there is an actual Sigil forum on this site where there are people who might even know how to answer your question?
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have real problems with the cover page taking my jpegs with text on them , really dont want to do a simple text ``cover`` page . I am using sigil `6` any ideas or does any one know of a sotfware that overwrites jpgs and is accepted (by epub) by sigil ?

You want to add text to a jpg? Any graphics editor will do that, from Photoshop down! What do you normally use to edit photos and graphics?
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If you don't have a graphics program, you can download paint.net. It is easy to use and is free. I just put text on a picture, as an example.

It is helpful to have the cover fit the confines of whatever device you are wanting to display it on. Don't for instance enclose both the picture and some text in a paragraph together, if it will exceed the screen size vertically. It will make it spill over onto the following page.

<p> the image</p>
<p>the caption</p>

works better, though the caption can be separated from the picture when displayed by the reader. But better than it spilling over.

You do need to add the picture to the epub, then insert the picture.
And if it is a cover, right click on the file name in the book browser and add sematics, cover page.

This two step of add and insert is necessary so that the image can be reused, since it exists itself in Sigil.
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The current recommendation seems to be to make the picture nice and big (1000+ pixels on the shorter side) then use width="100%" in the code. It gives iPads something to chew on, while catering for smaller devices that are too stupid to auto-size by themselves.
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