Fortunately, there is an easy workaround. Here's how:
- Assuming you are using a Front Matter folder (recommended by Scrivener), create a new text file (right click on the folder title>Add>New Text.
- Title the file whatever you want, and make sure it is in front of the other front matter (see circled file in the screenshot below)
- In the text file, go to Edit>Insert>Image Linked To file. "Image Linked To File" lets you scale the image inside the page, instead of having to use an external editor like Photoshop, Paint, or Preview to get it to the right pixel count. Double-click to scale the image down if it's too big.
- In the Contents pane of the Scrivener compile window, Cover Image should be the top item if you are including the Front Matter folder. Check "As Is". This tells Scrivener not to include the name of the text file, only the contents (which is the cover image).
Here's the way I set up the cover image in my own Scrivener project file for my "Excel for Dummies"-style book:
Thanks for this Ian - saved my bacon when I suddenly needed a PDF review copy of a book :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for this! I found it really handy.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Helpful post!ReplyDelete
Thanks for this, very helpful!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I tried watching a YouTube tutorial and was left scratching my head. So then I Googled how to do this and there you were. Your explanation was short and sweet, and I appreciate that and the fact that you shared it. :)ReplyDelete
When I try this the Insert>Image Linked To file option is greyed out.ReplyDelete
You may have the document in the folder selected - you need to click in the document itself, as though you're about to type something. Then it should be available.Delete
What image are you talking about? There's no image in your PDF Front Matter folder. Like Brian, Image Linked to File option is grayed out for me, too.ReplyDelete
Thank you! This worked well for me.ReplyDelete
A terrific solution.. Fast and easy.ReplyDelete