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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).

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

Thanks for the links, but sadly it looks like, that nobody cares. --Xo0ox (talk) 07:12, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
My vote for (RE)enabling epub format. -- YN Desai Discuss 11:03, 6 May 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)

Hello, @Odysseus1479: if you have a look at the template, Saved book, you can find out how to add those things there. This template is the box at the top of a book page. Hope this helped.  Seagull123  Φ  16:47, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Book creator works[edit]

The page says book creator is broken.I made a book and it worked just fine! Someone should change that. (Help:Books) Ekamb25 (talk) 01:18, 23 November 2015 (UTC)Ekamb25

I think it's still broken. Infoboxes and tables are not rendered. See Help talk:Books/Archive 1 & Help:Books/Feedback for further links. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 03:02, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Some books using simple page layouts and default formatting will work, though others will throw up the mystery bug message. Maybe "crippled" would be more accurate than "broken", I'll change that. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 11:34, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it's infuriating. I've used it very successfully to produce a long and complex PDF (which I've then used to produce printed books run using, but have also found that for no obvious reason it can't cope with some articles (e.g. 'Mandelbrot set' - the problem probably being either the length of the article or the mathematical symbols). I wish they'd fix this. GeoffHope (talk) 13:11, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Mandelbrot set had a piece of HTML with a bug in it. I edited it and it now compiles. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 15:35, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

It may help to clarify "This Help page is about books created on Wikipedia" by moving it to the top along with the special notice, and by adding, 'using the "Book Creator" (from Print/export > Create a book on any article)'. I tried to make the change but the page is semi-autoprotected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Siznax (talkcontribs) 02:57, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Dear, Wikipedia, what can you create a book for? (talk) 19:29, 18 November 2016 (UTC)