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Old 02-18-2013, 04:44 PM   #46
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I've had an idea... instead of renaming it and having to have Kovid change all the code and docs etc., why don't we put up a petition to get Poland and all Polish people/language to rename themselves instead
Best idea yet! Still, I would think Kovid could remedy this with a judicious application of a cosmic search and replace, no?
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:02 PM   #47
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:46 PM   #48
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Well, if nothing else floats ye olde boat, could you at least lower case it to "polish?"

Oh yes, and I'm sure that in some year to come, I will find it a very helpful feature.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:16 AM   #49
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It's great

One thing I've noticed though: after adding a metadata jacket in azw3, when the book is opened on the Kindle, the first page displayed is the "normal" start of the book, not the added jacket, would it be possible to change that so that it behaves like it does when doing a mobi conversion (book first opens at the inserted metadata jacket)?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:28 AM   #50
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One of the goals of Polishing is to minimize unnecessary changes to the book. Every action should have as few side-effects as possible. While I could have inserting the jacket change the start position, it is not consistent with that goal. You can easily change the start position yourself by tweaking the azw3 book and removing the "start" entry from the <guide> section of the opf.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:42 AM   #51
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Fair enough. Maybe as an option somewhere at a later date?
No idea about opf and doing it manually, so I'll go and look into that. Thanks for the pointer
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:37 AM   #52
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Thanks for this feature - it's great. If a name change is reconsidered in the future, I suggest Finetune (FineTune, Fine-tune, whatever.)
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:45 AM   #53
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Fintetune sounds good - I'd support that.
But I can see that changing a name would involve a lot of effort. And you do get used to every name after a while, so any is fine with me ...
(Dont't we all have software with silly names? And don't really notice it anymore, when t does a good job for us? This cool guy Alfred finds my files really quickly, but why has he got my uncle's name?)
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #54
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1-3: Done.

4. I dont see the point of removing the cover or not updating it if you are updating the rest of the metadata.
for the changes - the ones I raised seem to be A-OK

In lieu of an option in Polish to remove the cover, could we have an option in Conversion to not put the cover in the book in the first instance - perhaps in the Common Look & Feel section.

See post 4 in this thread for "why I don't want covers in my books" -

My 'books' don't come with covers, I create them to facilitate my use of Calibre - they're meaningless in the context of someone reading a 'book' on an ebook reader.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:54 PM   #55
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@BetterRed,

The Modify Epub plugin has a 'Remove existing cover' option.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:10 PM   #56
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@BetterRed,

The Modify Epub plugin has a 'Remove existing cover' option.
Thanks jackie_w, Modify was one of the first optional plugins I installed I have a feeling that it might have been yourself who told me about it then :lol:

In addition to removing the cover I've been using Modify to straighten punctuation, inject metadata, and remove jackets. All of which I can now do with Polish Books - except remove the cover, which I never wanted anyway.

Why would I prefer to use Polish Books?

First up I have the utmost respect for Kiwidude.

However, as someone who spent a good part of his working life on configuration management, I have a predilection for reducing the number of components installed on my system.

Polish is simpler, a tad faster, and less obtrusive (uncheck Show Report), and its part of the Calibre furniture. If I needed Modify for one of its many other features then I know where to get it.

The unavoidable, mandatory, no questions asked adding of the cover during conversion to ePub, is something that's annoyed me about Calibre since I first installed it. The only way to stop Calibre not putting the cover in the ePub is to not have a cover

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:05 PM   #57
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I still dont see how having a cover in your ebook is a problem. Just ignore it if you dont care about it when reading the book. It isn't like it affects the book's performance in any way, other than an increase in filesize.

I simply dont see putting covers in your calibre library but not in your ebooks as an important enough use case for me to add an option for.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:17 AM   #58
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And I'm just the opposite, I'm pretty anal about having a decent cover image in the book since my standby screen on my reader is always the book I'm reading. Not sure if all readers have that ability, but I'd hate to lose that option.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:26 AM   #59
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I am also anal about having good covers.
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Not keeping the cover in your books seems to be to be short sighted. My Kindles previous to the PW had no use for the cover, although it could be called up on demand (in black and white). But even then I wanted the covers for those instances when I would convert a book for someone with an iPad, for example, that uses color covers in an important fashion. The Kindle PW can now use the covers in a graphic alternative menu display, which I often use, as I do not keep hundreds of books in my reader at one time.
Should the color cover become important or even helpful in a future device, I certainly would not want to have to "download" hundreds or thousands of covers. So far, the extra file size has never been a factor, and an unseen book cover has never bothered me.
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