Questions about reading ebooks on your computer, or using your computer to transfer ebooks to an ebook reader.

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Sync the Faithlife Bible App with Logos data in the cloud [on hold]

How do I manually sync the Android Bible app with my Logos data in the cloud instead of waiting for recently purchased resources to appear?
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How to add edition to ebook title when saving ebook to disk using Calibre?

I want to include the edition, e.g., (4th ed), in the file names of my ebooks. How can I do this in Calibre?
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How to convert the html book into a pdf (with bookmarks for toc)? [duplicate]

I downloaded a large HTML-formatted reference document, which contains a number of chapters in separate files. I would like to convert the entire document into a single PDF file, preferably with a ...
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how to convert a .exe file to a pdf file?

I have some ebooks with the file extension .exe which can be opened with Adobe flash player 10 . I want to convert these files to pdf files.. If anyone can find me a program to covert these files it ...
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How to change a cover icon for a PDF in Amazon Kindle Paperwhite [closed]

I'm an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G user. I have in my collection both, ebooks from Amazon Store, and lectures/books in PDF format from 3rd parties. When my Kindle is in "Cover view", there are many ...
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How to download ebook form Kindle to my PC?

I want to be able to read offline the ebook that I've bought from Amazon store. So I need to be able to download the ebook. I don't have a kindle reader (tablet) and don't like to be plugged into ...
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Why can't I read/sync my Mobi format ebooks on the kindle app for mac?

I have uploaded several ebooks (Mobi format, not bought via Amazon) onto my Kindle personal library, and I can read them without a hitch on my Kindle device, but not on the Kindle app for Mac. Is this ...
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Adobe Digital Editions Installed Using Wine Returns Error #2038

I recently decided to transfer my Google Play Books library to Calibre. Since Google Play gave me ACSM files, I installed Adobe Digital Editions to download the book itself. I did this using ...
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What is the best way to make iPad-mini friendly PDF file?

I have some content and want to publish them periodically in iPad(and mini) optimized PDF format. The content has little images and some codes. The image layout is simple, but the programming code ...
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Shorcut key for Google Play Books

I'm looking for shortcut key of web reader of Google Play books to adjust the size against the size of the window of browser. Could you tell me how to do it? Sincerely,
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Why does ColorSync compression increase PDF file size for me?

I have this ebook that I'm trying to send to my Kindle from my Mac. I've done this before; Get a pdf, send it to Kindle address, and make sure the subject is "convert". This causes Amazon to convert ...
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Keep/synch Adobe Digital Editions's notes, highlights and and bookmarks

I have bought a book and I'm using Adobe Digital Editions. I loved it for using PDF and ePub instead of proprietary formats and allowing us to store our books locally and read them offline. I must ...
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Dive into Python 3 - convert to ePUB

The ebook Dive into Python 3 is available on GitHub. This script creates the HTML and PDF versions. Is it possible to generate an ePUB version from this on Linux?
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Is there a way to bundle PDF files into to a Kindle friendly file?

I'm downloading PDF approach plates from Navigraph, and I have a folder--per airport--with files named after their corresponding approach / departure etc. Now I'd like to take such a folder with a ...
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epub editor or generator for Linux

I'd like to create e-book files in the .epub format. I already have the text with some formatting (as .html, .doc, .rtf etc.), and I need an editor (preferably WYSIWYG) in which I can make these ...
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How to remove pages from an ebook (and change the TOC accordingly)

I have a relatively large epub file with a toc where I am interested in only a fraction of the pages. (More specifically it is a complete spell directory for an rpg and I want to keep only the spells ...
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Synchronize kindle and ipad kindle app [closed]

I have a kindle paperwhite and an ipad with kindle app. I have transferred to the kindle some ebooks and documents via USB and bought some books at amazon's ebook store. I noticed that the ebooks I ...
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How do I factory reset Kobo Touch after failed system update? [closed]

I have a Kobo touch belonging to a friend, it locks up during startup after a system update. How do I factory reset this device? I've scoured the internet for nearly an hour now and haven't found ...
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Formatting pdf for kindle

I started with a scan of a book which was a two-column PDF, I then used the gs methods outlined in this thread to put the PDF into single page format, which worked great. This looks good on the PC ...
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How to read Daisy format book?

I have downloaded an ebook which as they had mention, is in daisy format. It is a zip file containing a number of files with strange extensions. How do I read it?
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How to read ebooks in continuous scrolling mode and save highlights?

I'm looking for a way to manage my academic workflow for reading e-books in .epub or .mobi formats on OSX. My requirements: - continuous scrolling mode - ability to highlight text (e.g. in yellow, ...
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Using Calibre to insert metadata for iTunes PDF books

I'm looking for a quick way to add/edit metadata for PDF books. I'm hoping that there's already a program out there (I really don't want to write it myself) to search and insert metadata into PDF ...
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How can I sync my progress on ebooks, specifically pdfs across computers? [duplicate]

I have ebooks in mobi, epub and pdf formats. For the epubs I have been using booki.sh, but I am at a lost for syncing my progress on pdf files between my windows and linux dual boot and my android ...
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How to convert downloaded Zinio publications to an open format?

I got a free temporary subscription to PC Magazine on Zinio and I liked it. Now I'm considering renewing the subscription and looking at other interesting publications they may have, but that's ...
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How to convert PowerPoint presentations into a Kindle/E-reader friendly form?

I have a lot of documents in .ppt and .pptx (blame the co-workers). I would like to read them on way home or elsewhere... when I have a little time to catch up with things. One thing I could do with ...
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Transfer Books from Mac to Kindle App on the Nexus 7

I have some e-books that I've downloaded from Project Gutenberg and some other sources to my MBP. They are all DRM free. Excluding e-mail them to my Kindle as a personal document as a method (the ...
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Downloading e-books from web [closed]

I just downloaded some e-books via file sharing client and I want to know if they are real or fake. I mean could it possible that the content in some pages may be altered? Is there any guarantee about ...
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What is the easiest way to determine the length of a ebook (in epub and such)?

I'm interested in an way to determine the character count of the text of a ebook (epub, mobi, fb2) that is easier then converting it to plain text. A simple win32 utility or a site with drag and drop ...
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converting Kindle files

I've never bought anything on Amazon Kindle store and I don't have a Kindle. Is there any chance for me to buy a book there and convert it into a file format I could read on my non-kindle ebook ...
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How to combine different editions of the same book in Calibre?

I have the first and second editions of the same book with me. If I include them in Calibre, they are shown as separate entities. Rather, I want them to be shown together (like, how files of the ...
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Are there any ebook readers for Win 7 Pro which can display two books side-by-side?

I'm trying to learn a language and I want to be able to open the English version of a book and the German one together on the screen to compare etc. I'm particularly interested in displaying ...
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FBReader: How do I get it to display partial images?

I've been using FBReader so far for reading e-books, but my problem with it is how it handles images. Whenever there's an image, it isn't displayed until all of it can be displayed (i.e. it won't show ...
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Manage Large E-Book Archive

I have a very large e-book archive (approx. 1TB) including various file formats eg. PDF, DJVU, MOBI and EPUB. I put them in different folders by subject eg. Engineering, Programming etc. But after ...
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Battery friendly environment for watching movies and reading e-books

On my laptop, I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2, which works great. But sometimes I just want to lie in the couch watching a movie or reading an e-book. At times like that, the power ...
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Are PRC and MOBI files identical?

Are PRC and MOBI files identical? If I make a working file with the extension .prc have the extension .mobi will it work just as well? The changing of file extension works when I've tested it, and ...
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Adobe Reader after closing should remember page

I have here an Adobe Reader X - If im reading an ebook and closing and restart it the reader doesnt remember the page - it always start on page 1. I would like to continue after a restart there where ...
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CHM e-book cover extraction

I would like to extract a "book cover image" from a series of CHM files, which command line tool can do that, please? I have looked at the source of the QuickLook plug-in "quickchm1.1_source" and at ...
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How to convert an CHM file into a single HTML file?

I have tried many different CHM-to-HTML utilities, but I am having a difficult time finding one that is able to produce a single HTML file. I can decompile a CHM file using hh.exe, but I don't know ...
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Changing font size of an ebook in PDF format

Is there any ways to change the font size of a whole book ( about 800 pages ) which is in PDF format ? I've tried Adobe Acrobat's OCR , and well what it does is just increasing a single page's font , ...
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How can I convert a Daisy-formatted ebook to epub? [closed]

I own a Kobo Touch, and there are some books available online in the Daisy format that I'd like to read on my Kobo. The book is also available in PDF format, but I'd much rather have it in epub ...
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How can I produce a single document for a multitude of formats and screen sizes?

I've been writing a Word document that I want to distribute online. However, I want the document to be accessible to everyone, including People who want to print it on A4/Letter from PDF. Note that ...
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How do I catalog/access eBook files in their original location?

I am looking for a way to assign tags to existing .pdf's (or other ebook files formats) without having to modify/move/copy any of them, on Windows. This is due to me already having them in an ...
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Change the language of a mobi file

I converted some German-language ePub files to MOBI, using calibre, in order to read them on my Kindle. The problem is, when reading the resulting file, the Kindle only looks up words in the English ...
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How to open & print a ebook in Daisy format on windows?

I've downloaded this book: ONE TWO THREE … INFINITY FACTS & SPECULATIONS OF SCIENCE (1947) from archive.org which is zip archive of some set of files. I'm on windows, I want to read it. How can ...
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Converting different file formats to ebook-supported formats

I'm just getting started with my shiny new Kindle. The main purpose I have for it is to be able to conveniently read a lot of fiction freely (and legally) available on the internet. For this purpose, ...
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Can I download a book from a non amazon website and read it in my Amazon Kindle For Mac App?

I want to download this book and read it using Amazon Kindle for Mac. Is this possible or does Amazon Kindle for mac only allow books bought directly from Amazon store?
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Are there any alternatives to Sigil? [closed]

I have been using Sigil to edit epub (eBook format) files. However, it is excruciatingly slow on Windows and Linux. After doing some research, I found other people are complaining about it too. ...
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What is the difference between a paginated and a non-paginated PDF/DjVu file?

I heard that some PDF or DjVu files are not paginated. Pagination would help adding bookmarks to these files. All PDF and DjVu files I have seen are files consisting of pages of content. So I wonder ...
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Software to organize my ebook readings

I´m looking for a software that let me organize my readings of ebooks. Not only to organize my ebook collection, but also to keep track the book, pages or chapters in wich i am. I read a lot of ...
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Script firefox to print to PDF

I like finetuning my ebooks to make them look really nice, and since my e-reader has limited justification capabilities (that is, it's really bad at justifying text), I usually print my html books as ...