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Old 07-09-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Help me with the cover

I am having some difficulty getting the cover of a book I purchased to show on my Nook Simple Touch. I am editing the cover page in Sigil and it looks like this. All I'm trying to do is make the cover full screen as much as the nook will allow by using SVG but it doesn't show.

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
  <title></title>
  <link href="../Styles/LD.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
  
<style type="text/css">
body.sgc-2 {margin: 0.00em;}
</style>
</head>

<body class="sgc-2">
  <div id="coverpage">
    <p class="center">&nbsp;</p>

    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" height="100%" preserveaspectratio="xMidYMid meet" version="1.1" viewbox="0 0 523 712" width="100%" xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
      <image height="712" href="../Images/cover.jpg" width="523"></image>
    </svg>
  </div>

  <p class="breakhere">&nbsp;</p>
</body>
</html>

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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I am having some difficulty getting the cover of a book I purchased to show on my Nook Simple Touch. I am editing the cover page in Sigil and it looks like this. All I'm trying to do is make the cover full screen as much as the nook will allow by using SVG but it doesn't show.
I don't know too much about how SVG exactly works, but I compared your output with output from Calibre's conversion, and I found these differences. I added them in and the cover began to work inside of Sigil (I assume it would work on the Nook as well):

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<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" height="100%" preserveaspectratio="xMidYMid meet" version="1.1" viewbox="0 0 523 712" width="100%" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
<image height="712" xlink:href="../Images/cover.jpg" width="523"></image>
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I'll make the changes and report back.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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I made those changes and saved and then restarted Sigil and Sigil removed those items in red that I added.
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Try the following:
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<image height="712" src="../Images/cover.jpg" width="523"></image>
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:37 AM   #6
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This is what the default coverpage html looks like when I got the book.


Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
  <title></title>
  <link href="../Styles/LD.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
  
<style type="text/css">
body.sgc-2 {margin: 0.00em;}
  img.sgc-1 {height: 100%}
</style>
</head>

<body class="sgc-2">
  <div id="coverpage">
    <p class="center"><img alt="cover" class="sgc-1" src="../Images/cover.jpg" /></p>
  </div>

  <p class="breakhere">&nbsp;</p>
</body>
</html>
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:40 AM   #7
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Try the following:
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<image height="712" src="../Images/cover.jpg" width="523"></image>
I tried that too and its still just a blank cover page.
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Maybe your cover file is ".jpeg" instead of ".jpg"?

Does the cover appear in the EPUB if you use the "Insert Image" button in Sigil?

Are you using the latest version of Sigil (0.5.3)?

If you don't care about their SVG, I would just erase their code and replace it with something along these lines:

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<body style="margin:0px;text-align:center;">
  <div><img alt="image" src="../Images/cover.jpg" width="100%" style="max-width:530px; max-height:800px;" /></div>
</body>
The red section will make sure there are no margins on the cover page, and that the cover is centered horizontally on the screen.

The blue section will stretch the image to the edges of the viewing screen (keeps the correct ratio).

The green section is optional, and will make sure the image does not stretch beyond its actual resolution.
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Make sure the file name of the image is the same case as your reference to it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:46 AM   #10
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Maybe your cover file is ".jpeg" instead of ".jpg"?

Does the cover appear in the EPUB if you use the "Insert Image" button in Sigil?

Are you using the latest version of Sigil (0.5.3)?

If you don't care about their SVG, I would just erase their code and replace it with something along these lines:

Code:
<body style="margin:0px;text-align:center;">
  <div><img alt="image" src="../Images/cover.jpg" width="100%" style="max-width:530px; max-height:800px;" /></div>
</body>
The red section will make sure there are no margins on the cover page, and that the cover is centered horizontally on the screen.

The blue section will stretch the image to the edges of the viewing screen (keeps the correct ratio).

The green section is optional, and will make sure the image does not stretch beyond its actual resolution.

The Images folder says its cover.jpg. If I don't use the SVG wrapper then the image shows.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #11
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So I checked my version of Sigil. It says I had 0.5.9 from 6/20/2012? Was I using a beta version or what? I now have 0.5.3 for x64 and it seems at the moment to be working.
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So I checked my version of Sigil. It says I had 0.5.9 from 6/20/2012? Was I using a beta version or what? I now have 0.5.3 for x64 and it seems at the moment to be working.
the (V6) beta was 5.901 or 5.902
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Hrmm... I was kind of getting scared as my version was off and it kept removing items and adding stuff to the head and body tags that I didn't event type in there. I hope it was a legit copy.
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I also noticed that in split view, when you roll over a section of code, it doesn't highlight the area up top in the view section.
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Hrmm... I was kind of getting scared as my version was off and it kept removing items and adding stuff to the head and body tags that I didn't event type in there. I hope it was a legit copy.
Beta = may be buggy (and it was )


Production should use a 'stable' version


Sigil WILL add boilerplate and required codes. Use a simple Text editor if you can't stand these insertions.
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