Francois, S. (2008) CoverPDF.

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Item Type: Plug-in
Plugin-type: Convert Plugin
EPrints Version: EPrints 3 > EPrints 3.1
EPrints 3 > EPrints 3.0
License: GPL
Date: 10 October 2008
Creators Name: Francois, S.
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2008 16:18
Last Modified: 14 May 2010 12:18
Wiki Page: Files/CoverPDF


Welcome to the CoverPDF add-on for EPrints!! As the name suggests, this package adds a cover to PDF files on-the-fly. The covers are defined as TeX documents which are compiled to PDF with 'pdflatex'. The cover and the original PDF files are then merged with 'pdftk'. Cover pages are stored like thumbnails (preview) under the document structure. In order to create a new cover, you need to define which type of EPrints require a cover, and you then need to write some TeX which will become the cover. Simple examples are provided to make these steps easier. Read 'INSTALL' to learn how to install CoverPDF, and 'CONFIG' to learn about the possible options. Covers are re-generated when: - a PDF document doesn't have a cover yet, or - the phrases file is NEWER than the cover, or - the EPrints metadata is NEWER than the cover.


- EPrints v3.0.1 or more recent, - PERL modules : PDF::API2, - Linux packages: pdflatex pdftk - Some knowledge of TeX, PERL and the EPrints system. Note: PDF::API2 is available from CPAN, pdflatex and pdftk are available through 'yum' on redhat/fedora systems.


The installation is detailed into the package. In a nutshell, this requires copying a few files to their appropriate locations and patching Apache::Rewrite.


EPrints Services, University of Southampton 2008

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