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Old 02-08-2014, 08:37 PM   #466
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Wanted: CLI command

Here is one more vote for the idea of a CLI command to use the Generate Covers plugin. I have a batch file that creates a number of catalogs and as things stand right now, I have to manually create the covers for each; a separate and manual step in an otherwise automated process.

It seems simple enough (from my limited point of view). The syntax would look something like:

generate-cover bookID# savedsettingsname

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Old 02-09-2014, 03:21 AM   #467
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I don't seem to be able to include today's date in the content of my cover without first creating a custom column [program: format_date(today(),'dd MMM yyyy')] first. Why can't I just use {today()} in the content?
Try {:'format_date(today(), 'dd MMM yyyy')'}
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Of course I also don't want it the same type size as the rest of the content so if anyone has any thoughts on that too; please.
You can specify 'type size' for Custom in the Fonts Tab

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Old 02-09-2014, 03:13 PM   #468
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Try {:'format_date(today(), 'dd MMM yyyy')'}

You can specify 'type size' for Custom in the Fonts Tab

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Many thanks. I sure didn't spot that in the Template tutorial anywhere.

The font size question was that I want different font sizes for different parts of the Custom Text.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:27 PM   #469
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You may find that it will be easier to create the covers outside of calibre. That's what I ended up doing. I posted the guts of a script which can handled any number of title elements using 'convert' from ImageMagick on page 30 of this thread. Then again, I am creating 13,500 individualized covers.
Since each element is created separately you can specify font, font sizes, color etc. and overlay everything on a background image.
This process slides around some of the limits of the plugin in dealing with long titles etc.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:52 AM   #470
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The font size question was that I want different font sizes for different parts of the Custom Text.
Sorry no that is not possible with this plugin - it is for quick and simple cover generation, and I have no interest in trying to extend it further that way.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:33 AM   #471
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You may find that it will be easier to create the covers outside of calibre. That's what I ended up doing....
Thanks, I will look into that.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:43 PM   #472
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I'm not sure if it's just a weird glitch, but when I try to set the left margin, it seems to effect the right margin instead. Right margin seems to work properly. If it's just me, any ideas how to fix?

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Old 04-08-2014, 04:08 PM   #473
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if I'm using custom text to pull info from a custom column (long text, like comments, not shown in tag browser), how do I get the plugin to use the "normal" view rather than the "html" view of text?

example:

what I want -

Shalia’s Diary is a Clans of Kalquor story, delivered in journal entries written by the heroine, Shalia Monroe.

what I end up getting on the cover -

<p>Shalia’s Diary is a Clans of Kalquor story, delivered in journal entries written by the heroine, Shalia Monroe.</p>


any help would be appreciated. thanks.
This is an old comment, but I didn't see an answer in the following pages. Is it possible? I'm still having this issue now with the HTML tags.

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And my issue is still in effect. Still can't modify the left margin.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:22 PM   #475
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I posted a plea for troubleshooting directly to the forum before I realized this thread was probably the best place for it. Sorry!

Anyway, I have a bug where I selected a font that made the plugin freeze. I had to force close the plugin and now whenever I try to open the plugin, calibre freezes. I can't unselect the font and I can't recall the font name, so I'm at a bit of a loss. Uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin (multiple times) hasn't helped.
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I posted a plea for troubleshooting directly to the forum before I realized this thread was probably the best place for it. Sorry!

Anyway, I have a bug where I selected a font that made the plugin freeze. I had to force close the plugin and now whenever I try to open the plugin, calibre freezes. I can't unselect the font and I can't recall the font name, so I'm at a bit of a loss. Uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin (multiple times) hasn't helped.
I already answered your other post - http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...19&postcount=2

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