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Old 02-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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Unwanted blank pages

I've got a problem with unwanted blank pages, as follows: I'd like to use our cover image also within the book as the first page. I add the image as normal, but when I view the book in iBooks on our iPad, there is either one or two blank pages placed before this image - one blank page when viewed in portrait format, or a blank spread when viewed landscape. Is there a way to control this? It's odd, as there are other images in the book where this is not a problem, and there is no problem with the file at all when converted to Kindle. Resizing the image, reimporting etc does not resolve it. Any help appreciated!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Please post your code for the cover. There are more possibilities.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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Please post your code for the cover. There are more possibilities.
Hi Toxaris; do you mean the code for the cover as placed in the first page?
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:38 PM   #4
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This is the current code for the first page:

<?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>
</head>

<body>
<p><img alt="CCC1_cover_web_col_inside_small" src="../Images/CCC1_cover_web_col_inside_small.jpg" /></p>
</body>
</html>
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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OK
there are NO. None, Zero styles associated with anything there.
That says, you accept ALL the render programs defaults: Margins, indents ...

depending on your image size, and the BODY margins, and the P margins,
things are probably overflowing on both sides of the Image.
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there are NO. None, Zero styles associated with anything there.
That says, you accept ALL the render programs defaults: Margins, indents ...

depending on your image size, and the BODY margins, and the P margins,
things are probably overflowing on both sides of the Image.
Thanks theducks. So where do I go from here? I use Sigil precisely because my HTML knowledge is very shakey, and the WYSIWYG format is useful for me, so I'm not clear on how to attribute styles.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #7
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Well, you can try the tutorials in Sigil as a start. Just use Help->Tutorials.
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Well, you can try the tutorials in Sigil as a start. Just use Help->Tutorials.
Thanks meme; I use your guide regularly and find it extremely helpful; though I can't seem to find specific reference to how to resolve my problem. From what I can see, the 'add a cover image' section does not deal with this.
Could anyone point me in the right direction of a good code to resolve this? Much appreciated.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:10 AM   #9
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I seem to have resolved this by adding the following code after the image

width="auto"

Full code sample:

<img alt="CCC1_cover_web_col" src="../Images/CCC1_cover_web_col.jpg" width="auto" />

This allows an image which is larger than the screen resolution to fit to whatever orientation the book is being viewed in and resulting a sharp image.
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