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Old 10-10-2010, 01:47 AM   #1
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I would like to eliminate the cover pages entirely during conversion. How is this done? I want to see the first page of the content, not the cover, when I select the book in Stanza.

Right now, I'm seeing either a blank page, or the Title and the Calibre icon/logo image as a cover. Is there some way to eliminate the cover entirely?

I'm converting from html to EPUB, for Stanza on an iPod Touch 4g.

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Old 10-10-2010, 09:53 AM   #2
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Are you selecting "no default cover" for ePub output? On the command line this is --no-default-epub-cover.

Note that ePub has the convention that the first page is the cover, so readers that show the cover will show the 1st page even if it a page of text.

Mobipocket suggests marking the ePub cover as linear="no" in the spine. This is probably a bad idea for a widely used ePub, but you could see if this works (i.e. skips the cover on start) with Stanza. The new Tweak epub Calibre feature should allow you to test this.

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Yes, I checkmarked "no default cover" and "no SVG cover" but I still get a cover page.

If I create the ePub in Sigil, Stanza displays the book without a cover. I'm trying to get this to work in Calibre.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
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Yes, I checkmarked "no default cover" and "no SVG cover" but I still get a cover page.
I'm not sure how to do what you want, but No SVG cover just means it will use a JPG instead and stanza views JPG images fine. I don't think Stanza displays SVG images. Unchecking No SVG cover might at least give you a cover you can't see.
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:29 AM   #5
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Right now, I'm seeing either a blank page, or the Title and the Calibre icon/logo image as a cover. Is there some way to eliminate the cover entirely?
Used to be that the remove cover button in edit metadata actually worked for a conversion.
You can download an older version of calibre (before 7.x) and convert them and reimport them into the newer version.

I was told that the code hadn't been changed that handles this for quite some time and to enter a ticket with a sample file which I did. Perhaps it works in linux?

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Well, it started working OK when I tried converting some newer files. Maybe once there's a cover in the ePub file, the Calibre "no default cover" option doesn't remove it. I'm not really sure, but it seems to work now. Thanks.
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I too am getting a cover when I don't want one. I am new to this. I am converting my own short (14 pp.) .pdf file to .epub, and I am getting the first page of text as a cover. I've checked "no default cover" and "no SVG cover" and I still get the cover page. I've also tried it with only "no default cover" checked, same result.

If I can't get rid of the darn cover, I at least create a cover page of my own that won't show up as both cover and the first page of text? Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:27 AM   #8
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If your input document has a cover (in the case of PDF the cover is assumed to be the first page of the file) then the output epub will use that cover.
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I'm not following this. I want to avoid having the first page of my .pdf show up twice--once as a cover and once as the first page of text. How do I do that?
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:03 PM   #10
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You specify something else as the cover.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:30 PM   #11
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????

How? Where is the option to do that?
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:52 PM   #12
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set a cover for the book, it will be used instead of the cover from the input document.
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HOW? HOW do I set a different cover?
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HOW? HOW do I set a different cover?
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