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Old 05-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #16
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When you read metadata from filenames, covers will not be read. Use the bulk metadata edit dialog after the books have been added to read the covers from the added book files.
I still have yet to get this to work I dont know maybe you can do a tutorial just for me
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:10 AM   #17
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Preferences -> adding books has an option to read metadata from the file which will include the cover if possible. However some formats like txt for instance do not have any stored in this way. Or you might have imported with this option turned off (since many books contain rubbish metadata from my experience, depends on your source).

If you are just wanting the cover, then for a single book hit E to bring up the edit metadata screen. In the Formats part of the dialog select the format containing the cover you want to extract from, e.g. EPUB. Then click on the icon next to it that has a brown book cover on it. That will get the cover if any exists and show it to you.

Or use the bulk metadata edit dialog as Kovid says, which will by default open when you have selected multiple books and hit E. Then choose the radio button down the bottom right called Set from ebook file (from memory).
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Preferences -> adding books has an option to read metadata from the file which will include the cover if possible. However some formats like txt for instance do not have any stored in this way. Or you might have imported with this option turned off (since many books contain rubbish metadata from my experience, depends on your source).

If you are just wanting the cover, then for a single book hit E to bring up the edit metadata screen. In the Formats part of the dialog select the format containing the cover you want to extract from, e.g. EPUB. Then click on the icon next to it that has a brown book cover on it. That will get the cover if any exists and show it to you.

Or use the bulk metadata edit dialog as Kovid says, which will by default open when you have selected multiple books and hit E. Then choose the radio button down the bottom right called Set from ebook file (from memory).
Kiwidude, thanks for your instructions.
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Preferences -> adding books has an option to read metadata from the file which will include the cover if possible. However some formats like txt for instance do not have any stored in this way. Or you might have imported with this option turned off (since many books contain rubbish metadata from my experience, depends on your source).

If you are just wanting the cover, then for a single book hit E to bring up the edit metadata screen. In the Formats part of the dialog select the format containing the cover you want to extract from, e.g. EPUB. Then click on the icon next to it that has a brown book cover on it. That will get the cover if any exists and show it to you.

Or use the bulk metadata edit dialog as Kovid says, which will by default open when you have selected multiple books and hit E. Then choose the radio button down the bottom right called Set from ebook file (from memory).
Kiwide, there will be a possibility to put that action like predetermined (that is, to do that always automatically)? Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:20 PM   #20
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I keep getting the 'epub' format word across my books when I format and convert and sent to device bulk and not an actual cover but I can open the book and the cover is the first thing that's there any ideas? please help me thank you!
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I'm afraid that I don't understand your question. Can you explain in more detail what it is that you're doing, and what's going wrong?
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #22
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ok on my nextbook2 device I see my books first thing , but all it shows is a blue book with the word epub on them but when I go to click on the book it opens up and there's the cover is this normal? I tried metadata in bulk and then converting and sending to device (next2 G but should I put it inside a folder inside the next2?
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This is likely to be something specific to the nextbook2. If there are any netbook2 specific forum you might consider asking there what it takes to make it a cover show.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #24
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I keep getting the 'epub' format word across my books when I format and convert and sent to device bulk and not an actual cover but I can open the book and the cover is the first thing that's there any ideas? please help me thank you!
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Is this happening in the 'Book Shelf' area where you make a selection of what to read?
Does this (lack of thumbnail) only happen if you send books in Bulk?
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:46 AM   #25
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yes that is what is showing in the library shelves and I try to send books singularly and I still get the same thing any ideas? should I try a different format? I convert epub to epub maybe I should try something else. I think I converted and meta-dated so much I screwed it all up should I uninstall and download the program again? thanks for your help!
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yes that is what is showing in the library shelves and I try to send books singularly and I still get the same thing any ideas? should I try a different format? I convert epub to epub maybe I should try something else. I think I converted and meta-dated so much I screwed it all up should I uninstall and download the program again? thanks for your help!
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Covers outside of the book are a feature of the reader software.
Some readers need a special step to refresh images (thumbnails), some need a special image.. Contact the manufacturer for the requirement (if it is not spelled out in the Manual.
Blue square w/EPUB appears to be the default when the cover is unknown.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #27
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would it help maybe if I reformatted the nextbook2 maybe its something I deleted any ideas on how else to fix this cover issue beside contacting the company because theres no answer
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would it help to get a plugin for covers? I'm not sure which one I would need??
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