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Old 12-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Is it possible to generate an inside cover?

Hi,

I know it's possible to generate different covers for a book in the Metadata.

What I want to know; is it possible to generate a cover for inside the book (first page)?

Let me explain further:

most of the e-books that I have bought or acquired, already come with a front cover. I know that you can change this if you like in the Metadata.

In many of the books, the front cover is also shown as the first page in the actual e-book viewer.

I had one book that was in PDF format and I changed it to epub format. It did not possess a proper front cover so I generated one from the web that shows up in the Metadata but does not show up as the first page in the e-book viewer.

Is there a way you can change the first page of the e-book viewer to show the front cover of the book as it is shown in the Metadata? Or is this not possible?

If it can be done, can somebody please tell me how to do it?



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Old 12-08-2011, 12:23 PM   #2
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Preferences » Conversion » Common Options » Structure Detection » Insert metadata as page at start of book
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Preferences » Conversion » Common Options » Structure Detection » Insert metadata as page at start of book
Wow! That was quick! I only literally posted just a second ago.

I will try your answer to the puzzle

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Old 12-08-2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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Preferences » Conversion » Common Options » Structure Detection » Insert metadata as page at start of book
The "Insert Metadata as page at start of book" I have now checked. I assumed I also had to click "Apply" at the top left of the page to make it stick.

I checked the book in question and it had not made any difference. It did not show the book cover as the first page in the e-book viewer. Have I done anything wrong?



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The "Insert Metadata as page at start of book" I have now checked. I assumed I also had to click "Apply" at the top left of the page to make it stick.

I checked the book in question and it had not made any difference. It did not show the book cover as the first page in the e-book viewer. Have I done anything wrong?



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That only applies after conversion.

You might try the http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=154371 that allows updating metadata without converting (again).
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That only applies after conversion.
Sorry, I misunderstand. What only applies after conversion?

The book in question I have is in PDF format and epub format.

Are you saying I need to put in a plugin from the link you gave me for it to work?



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Sorry, I misunderstand. What only applies after conversion?

The book in question I have is in PDF format and epub format.

Are you saying I need to put in a plugin from the link you gave me for it to work?



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I think calibre also stores individual conversion settings per book. If you've already converted it once, it's probably not using the new settings. On the conversion dialogue, clicking on the "Restore Defaults" button would probably do the trick.
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Sorry, I misunderstand. What only applies after conversion?

The book in question I have is in PDF format and epub format.

Are you saying I need to put in a plugin from the link you gave me for it to work?



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Covers (metadata) only update if you convert (EPUB to EPUB).
Updating PDF, I don't know about. it is a terrible format that I stay away from and would never go TO.

The plugin side-loads the metadata without additional conversion (I have had other things happen when I did a same format conversion.It might be my fault, but the PI eliminates that chance )
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That did the trick

A big to both of you and your help

I also agree, PDF is a horrible format but with some of the books I've acquired, that's the format they come in.



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