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Wrong image loaded in Languages of India[edit]

When I convert Languages of India (oldid=637310903) into a pdf, the first image gets changed. The present top image is File:South Asian Language Families.jpg whereas the rendered pdf shows the top image as File:Hindispeakers.png. Strangely, this happens even when I copy the entire article wikitext to my sandbox and render the sandbox script as pdf.

The Wikipedia rendered pdf is available here. A copy of the article when saved as a print version & rendered to pdf on my computer is here. Naturally, by rendering off WP, I get error free pdf.

AshLin (talk) 12:40, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

@AshLin: See the previous section here; the current software doing the PDF conversion has left out the infobox entirely. With the infobox gone, unhelpful as that is, the first image in your PDF is the second image in the article, which is the one just below the "Culture of India" box. -- John of Reading (talk) 13:04, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
John of Reading, thanks for the clarification. AshLin (talk) 13:20, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
See Help:Download as PDF. --  Gadget850 talk 21:22, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Only PDF downloadable[edit]

I would like to have other downloadable formats than PDF. OpenDocument or Epub are gone. Is there somebody working on this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Xo0ox (talkcontribs) 03:50, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Ditto. See the following threads at Help:Books/Feedback (not that there's a heck of a lot there).

Shelley V. Adamsblame
› Updated 21:56, 18 February 2015 (UTC). Created 21:40, 18 February 2015 (UTC).

Troubled articles[edit]

I am trying to compile a couple electrical theory books and have ran into an issue with 2 of the articles I am trying to include Transformer and Weight. If I include either or even try and compile them separately. I have a feeling it may be to do with some tables or quote boxes in the articles but am not an expert in this field and wonder if anyone can provide guidance on how this may be rectified?- McMatter (talk)/(contrib) 15:20, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

PDF creation is badly broken. Look through Help talk:Books/Archive 1 and Help:Books/Feedback. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 01:57, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Cover images and “custom colors”[edit]

I notice there are many books in the invisible categories Wikipedia books (books without cover images) and Wikipedia books (books without custom colors) but I can’t find anything here about how to include these elements, or indeed what the latter are for. Where might this information be found?—Odysseus1479 20:29, 11 April 2015 (UTC)