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

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Convert any PDF to an ebook?

What is the most reliable way to convert any text-containing PDF to a reflowable format without errors? Including OCR'd scans? Any platforms welcome.
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Export import calibre database

I am using calibre for my e-book management software. Is there any way to export import whole database (Tags, tiles, authors list), so that I can import to another machine?
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EBook reader with built in dictionary?

While reading literature text on my computer, I usually come across many words which I don't understand. It's pain to constantly switch from for eg. Adobe Reader to Google Dictionary. So, I am ...
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Create ebooks from books

I have seen that there are many ebooks available on web. How are they created from a book or do you actually write one by hand? If they capture an image from a book, how are the fonts made copyable?
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Scanning Books: Organizing knowledge

I'm scanning several volumes of music theory books. Apart from creating one pdf/djvu for each book, I want to logically organize the contents, across volumes, in a searchable, collectable way. (No ...
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Which framework /Platform do I have to create interactive ebooks + videos?

im sorry if its not fit to this forum , but say I like to create interactive ebook , what I mean is Digital book like ordinary ebook but with options to show videos and be able to validate readers ...
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Convert web pages to one file for ebook

I want to download HTMLs (example: http://www.brpreiss.com/books/opus6/) and join it to one HTML or some other format that i can use on ebook reader. Sites with free books don't have standard paging, ...
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Batch-convert lit -> txt

Is there a tool for Windows to batch-convert a folder of .lit files to a different format, preferably plain-text?
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How to make the first page of a PDF display by itself and the succeeding pages display two-up?

When creating an e-book using Adobe Acrobat 8.2.1 on OS X 10.6.5, is there a way to make Adobe Acrobat (or Adobe Reader) display the pages as follows: p1 p2 p3 p4 p5 p6 rather than: p1 ...
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Make an eBook out of a Website

Suppose that I find a interesting Website (having around 50 pages) Suppose that I want to read it offline on my ebook device How can i do it ? I can download the website through HTTrack and then ...
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Ebook stamper for ePub and/or Kindle formats?

I've published an ebook in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. I sell this ebook DRM free and take what I consider a friendlier/less obtrusive approach of using a service to "stamp" the customer's name and ...
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How to remove background layer of DjVu file

I've downloaded some files from the Internet Archive. They come in different file formats and most of the time I use PDF. However, sometimes the scans are saved in colour instead of black & white. ...
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Syncing between “Kindle for PC” and “Kindle for iPhone”

I have a number of ebooks that I am managing using calibre - E-book management. These books are in a number of various formats (pdf, chm, epub, mobi...etc). I found a blog post that detailed using ...
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Portable Application (Software) for reading Epub in Windows XP

I need a program that can display EPUB documents and which does NOT need to be instaleld (i.e., portable application) for Windows XP. I've seen other similar threads: ePub reader for Windows but the ...
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Best way/format to convert a PDF to be able to read on android?

I have a pdf ebook, a Technical book that conatins a lot of code. Reading it as pdf is slow plus reflowing text in the pdf reader removes all the formatting. I tried converting it to epub using ...
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Can you recommend me a program to organize my ebook collection?

I have many pdf and djvu books on my PC (ebooks, datasheets, manuals, scans etc). Can you recommend me a software to organize my collection of books (like there is a software to organize music ...
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Windows 7 ebook reader with cloud syncing - .mobi, .epub, .pdf [closed]

What software are available for reading .mobi, .epub and .pdf files on a Windows 7 PC? (free or paid) Cloud syncing features would be great - to have all my books and annotations synced across several ...
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is there any free software which can be used to generate .exe format Ebook? [closed]

Please advice a good software to generate .exe format Ebook /(or chm format)
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Auto-add PDFs RSS to iTunes

I have an RSS feed that published PDF files. Although I can subscribe to these in iTunes, I'd like to have them put into iTunes automatically as BOOKS and not as Podcasts. Rather than manually do ...
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What's the benefit of ePub over other ubiquitous formats?

With the recent eBook reader craze (iPad, Kindle, et al.) this newfangled format called ePub seems to have caught on when other established formats already exist: PDF: for fixed, page-centric layout ...
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easiest way to (download and) convert HTML-structures into EPUB?

How would one (download and) convert HTML-structures into EPUB (or any other format suitable for the Sony PRS-505 reader)? My question is not how to convert a single HTML file into an EPUB file, as ...
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How to convert pdf to txt easily?

My kindle3 will arrive tomorrow, and I have plenty of PDF files that I want to read on it. I would like to convert them to txt so I can adjust the font size. Is there any convenient way to do that? ...
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How can I get PDFs onto my iPhone?

How can I get PDF files onto my iPhone to read? I can't seem to find a way to put your own PDFs into the iBooks application from my computer. So far, I've been putting them on my google docs account ...
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Which ebook reader should someone aiming to brush up his vocabulary pick?

I am looking for an e-book reader that comes with a dictionary. If I select a word I want to get the meaning pop up, and it must be ordered by relevancy based on the context in which the word appears. ...
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Acrobat Reader & saving last page I read?

I like to read eBooks, but I tend to have a hard time keeping track on which page I am in which file. Is there a bookmark function or something similar that I'm not aware of?
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Export Notes, highlights and bookmarks from non-Amazon books on a Kindle 2

I have a Kindle 2 and I have some books I did not purchase from the Amazon store. Mostly PDFs, text files and .mobi files from other eBook stores. Is there a way to export or otherwise back up my ...
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CHM to EPUB Converter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to convert CHM files to EPUB/Kindle I recently bought an iriver ebook reader but it doesn't support chm files. I have bought a bunch of O'Reilly books and with ...
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Software for reading PDF ebooks?

I have a bunch of PDF ebooks ... while I know that traditional PDF readers (Acrobat, Preview) can be used to read them, I wonder if there are ebook software specifically tailored for long starring at ...
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Technique & Toolset for creating e-Books [closed]

What are the opensource options available for creating professional looking e-books? Are there a set of techniques/best-practices for this? Please give inputs or direct me to precise sites that ...
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Where to find book sugestions? [closed]

I would like to know if any site or app can help me find books I would like, based on the books I read. I am looking for something similar to last.fm or grooveshark.com, but for books.
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ANy website for uploading, reading PDF, doc files (more than 10GB) [closed]

I have lot of eBooks collections on my hard drive, but that's on my home computer. Every time I need eBooks I find on internet and then download it as sometimes I am too lazy to search the whole bunch ...
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How to transfer my PDF files from my PC to my iPhone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPhone App for reading PDF files I have about 10 PDF files on my PC, and I'd like to find a way to transfer to my iPhone. What is a good way? It is possible to email ...
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Mobipocket Creator Equivalent For Linux [closed]

I'm a Kindle DX owner and I normally download some free PDFs from the internet, but I prefer to read then using the PRC format. As I'm a Linux user, I can't use Mobipocket Creator, then I want to ask ...
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Adobe e-book reader (“Digital Editions”) not downloading on Mac OS X

i recently bought a couple of books from ebooks.com, which i thought would be ordinary pdf files. After paying for them, and downloading them, you learn that while they are pdf files, they come with a ...
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Any PDF reader which remembers at which page the document was opened last time?

Do you know any PDF reader which remembers the last page for each document? The usage scenario should be something like this: A new PDF file is loaded into the reader The PDF file is opened on ...
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Opening offline version of Microsoft Books Online in browser

I often use the MSDN website for language reference. In order to make navigation faster, I downloaded the offline version of SQL Server 2005 Books Online from here: ...
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Ebook files not visible?

I have a mp3 player which is suppose to support ebooks. I have put lots of ebooks on the disk. But when I go into the ebook mode and want to start a book the folders with the mp3 files is empy. Its ...
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Cross-platform alternative for MS Reader?

Is there an alternative tool similar to MS Reader that allows one to both publish and view ebooks in Linux, Mac and Win?
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LIT File Viewer for Mac OS X

I know that LIT files can be converted to HTML files on a Mac, but is there an actual lit file viewer for Mac analogous to MS ebook reader?
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Sony eBook Library for Mac No Longer Displays Its Window

I got a Sony PRS-505 reader a few weeks ago, and the Sony eBook Library 3.0 software worked fine on my Mac, until today. Now, when I launch it, the menu bar is displayed, but there is no application ...
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Does the Sony eBook reader display graphics? [closed]

I am currently looking to get the Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-300SC) and wonder if it displays graphics. I am currently using their eBook Library 3.0 software to read on my Mac. I noticed that ...
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Microsoft ebook format (lit) on Linux

I'm looking for a program to open a Microsoft ebook file (.lit) on Linux. It's ok if the program just exports the contents to a .txt (formatted or not). The best solution would be a converter to some ...
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Reverse colors for e-book reading

I want to read ebook, but its hard, when background is white and font is black. I want to change it, so how can I reverse colors on the screen? Is there any program for linux? Probably beryl can do ...
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Any good free text reader for big (130KB+) unicode txt files [closed]

I have a lot of big (as big as 130KB) text files with traditional chinese content in unicode format, which I want to read on my iPhone. Since the files are big, I need some quick navigation method to ...
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Desktop Application that Downloads RSS Feeds as PDFs

I'm looking for a application (preferable desktop) that will periodically and automatically convert selected news feeds and/or websites into PDF, suitable for viewing on any ebook reader. Something ...
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Looking for good program for cataloging DVD, Video files, ebook [closed]

I'm looking for a windows program for cataloging my DVD, video files, ebook, etc... The program must have some retrieval of information from the internet and from the files themselves. Also, one ...
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Adobe Reader: remember password for a PDF file

I've bought some ebooks - password protected PDF files. Since the passwords are very long, I wish Adobe Reader could save them for future usage. Does anybody know a solution or workaround for this ...