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

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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 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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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: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 read an ACSM file on Linux?

So, I needed the Semantics Engineering with PLT Redex textbook to complete a homework assignment this week. I needed it in a digital format because I'm going to POPL 2016 tomorrow and I can't have it ...
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Possible to pin NVDA's screen reading to one application?

NV Access's screen reader does the job of reading e-books reasonably well; though, in my case I'd like to use it while multi-tasking. For example, I'd like it to continue reading from an e-book ...
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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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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer?

For this example I have a: dSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat a computer with internet frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book ...
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Calibre: How to maintain style when converting from EPUB to MOBI?

I'm using Calibre. I manually tweaked the HTML and CSS, from within Calibre, for my ebook's epub file. When exporting to epub, the ebook looks exactly like I want it to. But, when converting the ...
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To recover Calibre library from backup?

Assume your OSX's SSD broke but you have backup in Time-machine and your spare computer is now only Linux, for instance Debian 8.1. I opened a thread about the issue also to Calibre's forum here. OSX ...
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Calibre's CHM conversion from PDF

I am trying to convert PDF to CHM. However, I see only these fileformats in the output dialog: Nothing of these is CHM. However, some may be similar. HTMLZ I did a conversion to HTMLZ which ...
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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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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 OCR)...
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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 ...