# A5 booklet with single image as cover

I need to assemble an A5 sized booklet, and I need the first page to be an image, stretched to fill the whole page. How can I accomplish this?

I have been looking around for the past two hours, messing with incgraph and whatnot, but I cannot obtain an acceptable result.

Simply using:

\includegraphics[width=\pagewidth]{image}


results in the image being off to the lower right, without filling the whole page.

\incgraph{image}


gives no errors but also displays no image.

I keep feeling there must be an easy way to do what I want, but I can't find it.

Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

EDIT: This is what I have. As I said, it doesn't display any image, but also gives no error.

\documentclass[a5paper,10pt]{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{incgraph}

\graphicspath{ {./Images/} }

\begin{document}

\incgraph{myCoverImage}

\section{section1}
Sample text

\end{document}

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – dexteritas Aug 1 '17 at 15:42
• This question has been here before :-) pdfpages being the best answer imho: tex.stackexchange.com/a/163671/140011 How is your question different? – nhck Aug 1 '17 at 16:14
• I guess it's my fault for not scrolling that far down. Also, having to manually convert to pdf beforehand feels clumsy. – Riccardo Orlando Aug 1 '17 at 16:25
• @RiccardoOrlando You don’t even have to convert the image first, you can just use the package pdfpages and say \includepdf{myCoverImage.jpg}. This package is also great for booklet creation. – doncherry Aug 1 '17 at 16:48
• @doncherry ... I would never have expected that to work. Thank you. – Riccardo Orlando Aug 1 '17 at 17:22

As mentioned in the comments there are a ton of different solutions shown over here: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/163671/140011

Regarding your problem: This is most likely a path problem - while \includegraphics would stop \incgraph silently fails. I would suggest to debug this this way:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{incgraph}
\graphicspath{ {./Images/} }

\begin{document}
\incgraph{myCoverImage}
\begin{figure}
\includegraphics{myCoverImage}
\end{figure}

\section{section1}
Sample text
\end{document}


As an alternative solution to your original problem (thanks to @doncherry) you can to use this. Note that the pdfpages package is basically a case specific replacement for includegraphics so you might miss some options incgraph has. Here is your example using the package pdfpages instead:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pdfpages}

\begin{document}
\includepdf{myCoverImage.jpg}
\end{document}