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I found a PDF version of Megatokyo and loved the multicolumn layout. It would be cool if it determined an image larger or table needed break columns based on content. — Dispenser 00:49, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

The PDF you mention above was not generated with the book tool. I agree that the multicolumn layout looks nice, but I expect problems when switching to a multicolumn layout. The reason is that the Wikipages are designed on an "arbitrarily" wide screen. Transforming that into a fixed width page can lead to problems. See page 8 of the referenced PDF where a long URL is printed over the page border. -- Volker.haas (talk) 08:36, 3 July 2009 (UTC)


I'm currently having serious issues with a book I created with a fair few pages in, located at User:Dottydotdot/Books/Economics. Every time I try and render it as a pdf it fails and the one time it was successful the resulting pdf was corrupted. Can anyone else do it? Dotty••| 19:45, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Looks like a bug in PDF generation. For me PDF generation was successful, but I got an error message (corrupted document) when trying to open it. Andreas Kaufmann (talk) 11:39, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Which PDF reader are you using? I am using Foxit-Reader and did not encounter any errors. --He!ko (talk) 18:49, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
On the PDF-Server each rendering job gets a limited amount of resources (CPU, RAM). These where exhausted by above collection. Increasing the RAM limit fixed above problem. --He!ko (talk) 18:49, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Yep, works now, thanks! Dotty••| 11:07, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Gallery tag - does not print

The Gallery tag does not appear in books. Is there a reason for this? Could it be changed? I would like to see it. Wiki-uk (talk) 06:00, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Could you please give an example article. Gallery tags should be printed and I am not aware of a general problem. Volker.haas (talk) 11:37, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
Example: Mishkín-Qalam. Wiki-uk (talk) 13:50, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
This was indeed a bug that occured when galleries where the only content of a section. Thanks for reporting this issue. The bugfix should be online in the next couple of days.
Resolved: Volker.haas (talk) 13:00, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Moved from Help talk:Books/FAQ

Broken link

The link to the discussion describing the problems with PediaPress is broken. If someone in the know could fix it, that'd be great. --Padraic 18:45, 11 July 2009 (UTC)