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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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eBook to JAR format for mobile phone

Is there any way I can convert my eBooks to .jar files? Even if the "eBook" is simply a .txt file. (Calibre can convert between various eBook formats, including .txt and HTML. It has the best ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Software to make ebook read like book style [closed]

Is there any software out that makes a normal ebook read like book style, where you can flip the pages?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...