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Old 10-03-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Adding cover to pdf corrupt pdf...

Ok, here's a really simple ask, the only thing I want to do is to be able to add my cover to my PDF, instead of having a cover.jpg in the same folder. I didn't find a way other than using the convert tool. Is there an easy way ?

1) Is there any way to add cover to my pdf other than using the conver tool ?

2) Anyway, after converting my pdf with the default setting, my pdf went from 841 pages to 5207 pages (and took almost 25minutes to complete). This just like a bug...

3) The cover adding thing seem to only be supported when converting one pdf at a time, is there a way to convert a lot of them ? Bulk covert doesn't seem to have the metadata tab for book cover. I might be missing somethere here...

Anyway, i've included the 2 pdf (input and output) as well as the cover. Let me know if you want me to do more tests.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwpI...it?usp=sharing

I'm using calibre 1.5.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:05 AM   #4
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oki, didn't know, will know for future

I want to do is to be able to add my cover to my PDF, instead of having a cover.jpg in the same folder, is there a way, instead of converting the entire book (which look buggy at this time... )
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:07 AM   #5
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There is no way to add covers to PDF files in calibre. The PDF format has no concept of cover, the best you can do is insert a new ODF page with the image at the start, and calibre does not do that, since there is no way to identify the page as being a cover, which means if you do the operation twice you will end up with two cover pages.
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There is no way to add covers to PDF files in calibre. The PDF format has no concept of cover, the best you can do is insert a new ODF page with the image at the start, and calibre does not do that, since there is no way to identify the page as being a cover, which means if you do the operation twice you will end up with two cover pages.
That's too bad but thanks !
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Hmmm, this blog post claims that Calibre can add a cover to a PDF - I haven't tried it and it maybe fraught with nasty side effects, but it may be worth a try - make sure you have a copy of the pdf squirrelled away.

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