Image in Custom Comments Column

Bug #1226350 reported by Better Red on 2013-09-17
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Bug Description

If I put a link to a local image in a custom comments column, (which is displayed in book details) then all the other column values 'disappear" from Book Details panel - e.g. Title, Author, Publisher etc

The values are still there - I can see them in the spreadsheet, and in Book Information (press I).

Other type of local links seem to be OK - I tried a CPP, a FLAC, a CBR and a folder

If I don't include the Custom comments in Book Details then I don't get the problem

If I put a link to an image into the built in Comments column I don't get the problem


I cannot replicate this, steps I tried:

1) Create a custom comments column
2) Restart calibre
3) Edit the column with F2 and add a local image to the column via the insert link button
4) All data, including the newly added image is displayed in Book

 status invalid

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Invalid
Better Red (urbanetiger) wrote :

it happens in my test and main libraries, but it could be something in config, or a plugin. So I'll try to recreate the problem on new database with a fresh calibre portable install, and assuming I can then I'll send you the library etc.

I think its OK if the image comes via an http:// link, seems to limited to jpegs via a file:/// link

Another odd thing is if I put the same images into Comments there's no problem

Might be tomorrow as I have a couple of things I want to finish


Better Red (urbanetiger) wrote :

I think I 'found' the problem. Its the width of the image that matters - I did not notice the horizontal scroll bar. The values of the Title, Author are pushed out to right if the image in the custom comments column is wide.

If you put the same image in Comments the Author, Publisher values are not pushed out to the right - they remain adjacent to the column names

I am attaching a zip with some screen shots


Better Red (urbanetiger) wrote :

ps : a couple of weeks ago I noticed something similar in book information (press i) after I had pasted some very wide text into a custom comments column

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: Invalid → Fix Released
Better Red (urbanetiger) wrote :


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