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Questions tagged [calibre]

ebook library management software

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Calibre omits book title and extension when exporting to Android Oreo. How can this possibly be fixed?

I've just wiped my Android smartphone and upgraded it from Lollipop (5.1) to Oreo (8.1). Now Calibre only names the files it puts there as Author - (should be Author - Title.extension). How can this ...
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How to convert calibre (cbr) to pdf format in Linux?

I have a comic strip book in cbr (Calibre?) format. How can I convert it to pdf in my Ubuntu 12.04? I tried to install calibre hoping that it is able to do so. But it seems to be buggy and does not ...
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Batch convert files while retaining the name

I want to use the following command to convert ebooks from epub format to mobi format: calibre-convert books/*.epub books/*.mobi but i want to retain the same file name for all the files. So book1....
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How do I log in to 'Send to Kindle' with two factor authentication enabled

I use the Send to Kindle desktop application to send epub ebooks converted to Mobi format to my Kindle. Since enabling two factor authentication (using Authy code generator), I am unable to log the ...
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To search contents of books in Calibre

The manual says that you can search a book, here. However, I am not sure if this is about its content. I have not managed to find a way to search the content in OSX's Calibre in Yosemite 10.10.3. ...
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Change default application

How can I change the default application within Calibre when opening a PDF? Now it opens Adobe Reader, but I would like to open another application. Can somebody let me know how to do that, because I ...
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How to disable library book file names transliteration in Calibre?

Whenever I import a book co the Calibre eBook manager library it converts the names/titles to English removing all the accents from European words and replacing non-Latin (e.g. Russian) words with ...
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How to convert DJVU's to PDF in calibre?

Im trying to use Calibre to upload some ebooks to my Kobo ebooks reader. When trying to do that, Calibre first tries to convert the file to EPUB but fails in this step. The uploaded files are EPUB ...
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Calibre: what's a good format to convert to, in order to simplify cut and paste of code samples?

Using Calibre, I'd like to convert a programming book, which I've purchased, from Kindle format to a format better suited to copy code samples into my text editor. Copying from Kindle works, but it ...
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How to slice an epub into smaller volumes?

Some Microsoft books, and O'Reilly as well, are on the excessive side. Starting from PDF, calibre can conver to epub easily. Or, some are available as epub and even mobi. Dealing only with `epub' ...
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“error: no associated program”, CBR files can't be opened

I get Error: No associated program error message when trying to open CBR (comic book archive) files. Calibre (3.23) has been associated with this file format in Windows and the error appears whether ...
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convert epub to pdf with original (print) formatting?

I really hate .epub format. I have tried several online and downloaded tools to convert some .epub books I have to PDF, but it still is unsatisfactory as the original page breaks are not preserved and ...
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calibre does not convert pdf to mobi in a readable format

I converted a pdf file to mobi using calibre and sent to my kindle by email but it was all of a mess with numbers and gaps and unreadable , so why is this?
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Calibre database corrupted message…need help

Love Calibre but cant open it... Trying to open.....Calibre, version 3.7.0 I get the following message Corrupted database: The library database at C:\Users\......\Calibre Library appears to be ...
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How to change location of Calibre database?

My files were on mounded FS /media. I have changed the location to /NAS/media and no Calibre does not see the database. After this message nothing happens. How to say a new location to it?
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Is there a way to use ebook-convert to split an epub into chapters

Im looking for a way to take a book as an epub file and break it up into a series of smaller epub files for each chapter? I am aware of the other available options with Sigil and the Epubsplit plugin ...
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Calibre fails to work with system tray in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

To start Calibre in the system tray, normally you can execute the command: calibre --start-in-tray When I do it, it always fails and opens in a normal window. Executing the above instruction in the ...
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Export from calibre to wordpress

I am using calibre for my e-book management software. Is there any way to export whole database (Tags, tiles, authors list), so that I can import to wordpress blog?
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Calibre. Link book's source code

All my programming books are stored in Calibre and many of them have source code with examples. Can I link book with source code examples for this book in Calibre? Specific example: I have this ebook ...
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Remove icon for partially installed program on Ubuntu

I attempted to install Calibre on Ubuntu 16.04, but the installation failed partway through. Following the installation instructions I was able to successfully complete the installation, but an icon ...
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Can I restrict Calibre to import books without name modification

Currently if I Add Book to calibre library it adds book by its "book" name not file name. For example I have downloaded bunch of books which are prefixed by year like "1953 - Some Book", when I add ...
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Organizing separate articles and chapters in calibre

I've got quite many texts, which are only part of specific publications: mostly articles from magazines and scanned chapters from books. It is unclear how to assign metadata to them. Should I use ...
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How do I highlight books with added metadata in Calibre Reader

I'm busy importing a large number of books from diverse folders on my machine. Often, at first Calibre knows nothing about the book, and I tag it and download metadata from Amazon. Then I'm back ...
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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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calibre.exe on Windows 7 tries to phone home every time it starts up. How can I make it stop?

I use Calibre (https://calibre-ebook.com/) to read e-books on Windows 7. However, even after disabling notifications for updates and downloads of metadata, it still seems to phone home every time it ...
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How to “print to PDF” multiple books using Calibre?

When using Calibre's E-book Viewer, there is a button to "print to PDF": Clicking it shows some options for "print to PDF": I can successfully convert various ebook files to PDF this way. However ...
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How can i install and launch calibre portable on Windows 7?

I tried downloading and installing calibre portable in a new folder, in the "documents" library on Windows 7. however the program doesn't launch (open) when i double click calibre-portable.ext. ...
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Search for a specific file in a set of folders. If that file is the only one in the folder, delete the folder

I have a very large eBook library. The structure is as follows: /Library /Author Name /Book Name /{.pdf .mobi .epub eBook files}, {.opf metadata files}, {.jpg book cover files} ...
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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 copy book details from Calibre?

I would like to copy book information (at least book title and author) from Calibre using Ctrl + C into any text editor. For example, the output could be like this: Charles Dickens - Great ...
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“Merging” two books in Calibre's index

I've bought some digital books, and I was supplied with both the PDF and the mobi format. Adding them to Calibre, they are treated as different books, and strangely they also have different metadata (...
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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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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 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 download EPUBs from Calibre with iPhone?

Straightforward way is not working. I have installed Calibre on my Ubuntu server and loaded 1 book to it. Initially it was FB2 format, but Calibre was able to convert it to EPUB. Now I AM ABLE to ...
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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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What are the possible tools to convert from pdf to epub?

I know similar questions have been asked before, but before marking it as duplicate, let me explain. I just bought a .pdf ebook online and would like to have it as a .epub instead. I usually use ...
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When Converting PDFs, Newlines Become Paragraphs

I'm attempting to use Calibre to convert a book-length PDF to a .mobi format for reading on my Kindle. When I do this, however, every line from the original ends up as being a standalone paragraph in ...
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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 ways to limit the resource usage of Calibre?

I'm trying to upload a collection of books to my Kindle using Calibre and its resource usage is through the roof: While its usage of all my cores is impressive, this may be a bit extreme. Is there ...
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How do you toggle the sidebar and topbar in Calibre to create a clutter free viewing area for a document?

At one time this was not possible at all in Calibe. Is it possible now and what are the steps one would take to toggle the sidebar?
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How to completely remove Calibre under Linux?

I installed calibre manually under Debian Linux Squeeze. Compare to its functionality, the mime-type problem of calibre drives me crazy! It associates almost everything with itself! Almost everything ...
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Converting pdf ebooks that has java code to kindle format

I tried kindle's username@free.kindle.com, calibre, mobipocket creator and none of them work with the book that has java/html css code in it. Am I the only one who is facing this situation or are ...
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why can't I open a port on Win 7? is it the app's fault?

I am having problems opening a port from one Windows PC on my local network. On Windows 7 computer ("Computer A") I running Calibre, an ebook management program that has something called an "ebook ...
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Does informing your destination hardware impact on ebook convertion on Calibre?

If I connect my Kindle Fire to the computer, Calibre gives me an option to convert to Kindle Fire mobi format. Is this different from just asking to convert to mobi? I don't want to connect my ...
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How do I transfer books and news articles to my Kindle device from my computer?

I want to transfer books and news articles from my computer to my Kindle. I did some research and found that I can use a program called Calibre. However, I noticed that Calibre emails the content ...
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Which converting format of Calibre will keep a MOBI ebook's formatting together? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can DRM-free Kindle books still be read on the Kindle app for PC? I've got a MOBI/Kindle book and I want to convert it to a format that's easy to markup, make notes etc. but ...