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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...