Assigning and/or change the cover image of e-pub

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AdKyburg
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Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:32 pm Post

Hello dear,
I struggle for weeks trying to get my books as e-pub readings... and it's painful to me.
I agree: I am a wysywig freak...
At this stage, I finally got the pages to have the wanted (simple) look.
Things are almost groovy.
But the assigning of a cover is a real nightmare! Really painful, complicated, tortuous, a.s.o.
Whatever I'm trying, it just doesn't work! The image appears on the cover window... but never on the compilation!
I'm driving completely crazy... to a state of banging my head against the walls (which here are made of stones).

The given explanations in the user’s guide are so unclear...
Please help!

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TromboneAl
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:05 pm Post

It should be pretty simple. You need to (1) put the cover in the front matter and (2) tell Scriv about that in the compile dialog:

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Hope that helps!
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I usually have the latest Scrivener and Scapple versions.
Let me copy/paste the version from the About box, and I will add it to my signature.

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AdKyburg
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:18 pm Post

Thank you TromboneAI,
It is in fact a more "two or three steps matter" than a one pull and drop... It seems it finally will get to my old brain (without getting crazy, luckily). :wink:

P.S. How do you attribut colours to the files?

Cheers

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lunk
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:20 pm Post

Colors, use Labels and Show labels in binder.
(I don’t remember the exact menu words, but use Help to find it)
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, running different OS.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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AdKyburg
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:58 pm Post

8)

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TromboneAl
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:25 pm Post

AdKyburg wrote:Thank you TromboneAI,
It is in fact a more "two or three steps matter" than a one pull and drop... It seems it finally will get to my old brain (without getting crazy, luckily). :wink:

P.S. How do you attribut colours to the files?

Cheers


This should illustrate it:

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Al Macy
I usually have the latest Scrivener and Scapple versions.
Let me copy/paste the version from the About box, and I will add it to my signature.

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AdKyburg
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:02 pm Post

Thanks.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:25 pm Post

lunk wrote:Colors, use Labels and Show labels in binder.
(I don’t remember the exact menu words, but use Help to find it)

It is in fact a more "two or three steps matter" than a one pull and drop... It seems it finally will get to my old brain (without getting crazy, luckily). :wink: