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Old 12-15-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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When sending to Device, auto-convert ignores preferences

Hi,

in the preferences under "Common Options" I added a check to "Insert metadata as page at start of book". But when I send a ePUB to my Kindle3 and I'm asked if it should auto-convert it (to MOBI) it ignores this setting: no page is added.

What am I doing wrong? (I'm using the latest version)

PS: Is there a way to remove 'tags' from this metadata page?

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Old 12-15-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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PS: Is there a way to remove 'tags' from this metadata page?
Yes, you can customise your metadata page. I think you may need to close Calibre completely before you do this.

You need to go to your Calibre program directory and find the subdir resources.
(On my Windows XP machine it is C:\Program Files\Calibre\resources)
Inside there is a subdir called jacket (contains 2 files).

Copy the jacket subdir to your Calibre config directory.

Once it's there you can edit the file jacket/stylesheet.css in a text editor. Towards the end of the css file you will see the following:
Code:
table.cbj_header tr.cbj_tags {
	/* Uncomment the next line to remove 'Tags' from banner section */
	/* display:none; */
	}
Remove the red /* and */ and save.

Once you open Calibre again it should use your newly customised jacket rather than the standard one.

If this is not detailed enough for you, feel free to ask for more specifics.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:26 AM   #3
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Cool, it works! Thanks a lot!

Are you also familiar with the problem I described above?

To summarize it:
0) Checking "Insert metadata as page at start of book" in preferences
1) Connecting Kindle3
2) Selecting book with ePUB file and sending it do device
3) Popup "No Suitable Formats" appears, click "Ok" to auto-convert
4) MOBI is created and sent to device

But the file on the device/hard drive has no metadata page!

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To summarize it:
0) Checking "Insert metadata as page at start of book" in preferences
1) Connecting Kindle3
2) Selecting book with ePUB file and sending it do device
3) Popup "No Suitable Formats" appears, click "Ok" to auto-convert
4) MOBI is created and sent to device

But the file on the device/hard drive has no metadata page!
Once you've converted a book the conversion settings used the first time will be used every time for that particular book. You can change the conversion back to the global defaults only by going to the manual conversion window and clicking restore defaults or to the bulk conversion window and uncheck the Use saved conversion settings for individual books (see attached).

The global change you made will automatically affect all books not previously converted.
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Ahh- thanks for explaining

Is there also a way to reset the settings when "auto-converting" to a device? Because in this case I can't uncheck the "Use saved conversion settings for individual books" because it happens in the background...

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Is there also a way to reset the settings when "auto-converting" to a device? Because in this case I can't uncheck the "Use saved conversion settings for individual books" because it happens in the background...
If there is I'm unaware of it.

You might want to consider converting your books ahead of time.
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