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Old 06-02-2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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Easy Way to Remove Inserted Metadata Page?

Awhile back without thinking much about it I massed converted most of my library to what I thought would be an idle format for my future ereader.

Now that I have my PRS-505 I find that I don't like some of the included metadata pages that I added to each book. Not that it is a big deal or anything, but I wouldn't mind removing them, as some also have incorrect information and so forth. So is there any easy way to revert this?

I had converted my files awhile ago, so the originals are long gone.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:39 AM   #2
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Awhile back without thinking much about it I massed converted most of my library to what I thought would be an idle format for my future ereader.

Now that I have my PRS-505 I find that I don't like some of the included metadata pages that I added to each book. Not that it is a big deal or anything, but I wouldn't mind removing them, as some also have incorrect information and so forth. So is there any easy way to revert this?

I had converted my files awhile ago, so the originals are long gone.
On a Windows XP machine I would do the following.

1. Install Sigil.
2. Select the book in calibre, then press o. This will open the folder containing your ePub.
3. Open the ePub with Sigil.
4. Find and remove the book jacket.
5. Save the ePub.
6. Wash, rinse, repeat.
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On a Windows XP machine I would do the following.

1. Install Sigil.
2. Select the book in calibre, then press o. This will open the folder containing your ePub.
3. Open the ePub with Sigil.
4. Find and remove the book jacket.
5. Save the ePub.
6. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Ahh I hadn't even thought of that. I was kind of hoping for a way in calibre to remove it somehow. But this should work and seems simple enough, thanks for the help.
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Ahh I hadn't even thought of that. I was kind of hoping for a way in calibre to remove it somehow. But this should work and seems simple enough, thanks for the help.
calibre adds jacket.xml file in an epub just delete that and then reconvert you should have updated metadata.

If you know scripting you can make a bat file that would delete all jacket.xml file in your epubs then when you reconvert you will have updates metadata page
In the lnewest version of calibre it is able to change the metadata jacket but the epubs should have been made with it

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calibre adds jacket.xml file in an epub just delete that and then reconvert you should have updated metadata.

If you know scripting you can make a bat file that would delete all jacket.xml file in your epubs then when you reconvert you will have updates metadata page
In the lnewest version of calibre it is able to change the metadata jacket but the epubs should have been made with it
I know nothing about scripting but thats for the input.

Just a question about Sigil now though, why exactly does opening an ebook in sigil deleting the book jacket and then saving it make the file size go up?
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Just a question about Sigil now though, why exactly does opening an ebook in sigil deleting the book jacket and then saving it make the file size go up?
I never looked at this. Try asking this in the Sigil forum. When the creator of Sigil as a chance between final exams and university projects he'll answer the question.
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I never looked at this. Try asking this in the Sigil forum. When the creator of Sigil as a chance between final exams and university projects he'll answer the question.
The inserted page is called "titlepage.xhtml"
You can just delete it via the bookbrowser. and save.
That is it.
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