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

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How to read books from Google Play Books on PC?

I have a few books uploaded on Google Play Books. Play Books isn't available in the country I'm in. I can easily access and read these books from my Android app (although I cannot browse and purchase ...
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Destructive cropping of text outside of view in PDF(after crop by BRISS) for conversion to epub [closed]

I have vision issues and read eBooks with TTS. But a lot of eBooks are only available in PDF format and PDFs are awful when you convert them to ePub because of headers and footers. Then I found a FOSS ...
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Extracting foregrounds from DJVU files

I tried extracting the foreground using ddjvu -mode=foreground and ddjvu -mode=black but the file that was generated was several GB in size. Following one of the answers in rhis link I then tried to ...
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How to create PocketBook-compatible BMP files using ImageMagick?

PocketBook 611 is a black-and-white e-book reader. PocketBook 611 (and models of similar age, before touch displays were introduced) uses a very specific BMP format for its so-called "Power-off ...
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How to increase the space between lines in Calibre reader?

I prefer the Calibre ebook reader to any other but I find one limitation: there is no obvious way (GUI) to change the space between lines. I have found various solutions but these involved editing the ...
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Ebook makes Apple Books app crash

I have a Word document which I convert to .epub using Calibre. To inspect the resulting ebook, I import the .epub file into the Apple Books app on desktop. This conveniently imports the book onto my ...
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How do I convert manpages/info files to EPUB?

I like to read the manual pages on my e-reader. What is the best way to convert the manpages/info files into EPUBs?
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how do I search an ebook in epub format on a Mac?

I have purchased an e-book from ebooks.com in epub format. I need to read it on a MAC, and I need to search for specific phrases. Is this possible, and how?
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Adobe Digital Editions - Only the Cover Pages on all E-books are Displaying - pages blank

Fresh install of Adobe Digital Editions. I deleted all folders (program data / app data) prior to the reinstall. No change. I've never used this app on this computer before. It didn't work on ...
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Alternative to Apple Books for power users that works across all devices?

I'm quite sick of Apple Books as it randomly deletes books from my library on the iPad, and find myself out of a book exactly when I need it the most and I'm offline. The app also makes it ...
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How to Convert Kindle Ebook to PDF Using ONLY a PC

I have a Kindle eBook, but I do not want to use Amazon's Kindle Reader online to read it. I would rather convert my Kindle eBook to a PDF file and then view it on Firefox's PDF viewer if possible. I'...
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Kobo reader: how to open the root folder

I'm trying to install Koreader, the alternative PDF-reader on my Kobo Aura One. Installation instructions say I have to install it in the root directory. When I connect the Kobo via USB to my Mac, I ...
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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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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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Difficulty Handling XML Version of the United States Code

So I've been trying to put the United States Code (offered here from the U.S. House of Representatives) so that I can hopefully get it to a point where I can put it into an ebook format (either ePub ...
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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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How to create an ebook from an online blog

I'd like to create an ebook of an online blog in order to conveniently read through all of the posts offline. How would one do that? Where do I start? Using HTTrack for download, maybe? And how to ...
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Google Play Books not downloading

I'm viewing free books on Google Play Books from my Windows 10 Laptop and Chrome browser but some books are not downloading. The three vertical line menu doesn't have the download option for some of ...
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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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How to download similar pages?

There is a website that has pdf book or article inside it. for example https://example.com/cgi/imgsrv/download/pdf?id=mdp.39015015603924;orient=0;size=100;seq=1;attachment=0 and the other pages ...
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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 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 of ...
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PDF versus epub versus mobi files

What are the differences between PDF versus epub versus mobi files, in terms of supported functionality, and what software supports such functions and how? I ask because I am interested in publishing ...
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Can I continue reading from Kindle on PC

Is it possible to read a progressing book (pdf) I started on Kindle, on PC? I would like to realize this scenario: Read book on Kindle. Connect Kindle to PC/Software and pick up where I stopped ...
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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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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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How to read Daisy format book on mac?

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 on mac?
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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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Merge PDFs in the correct order

I'm looking for a way (preferably using the command line on Linux) to merge separate PDFs of book chapters into a single PDF of the book in the correct order (maybe based on the page numbers within ...
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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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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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Are cover.jpg and metadata.opf files included with Book.azw3 important?

I've a book in the .azw3 extension. There are two files included with it in the same folder which are cover.jpg and metadata.opf. Should I keep these files? Note: I use Kindle Previewer or Calibre ...
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How to make my document secure before freely distribution?

I have scanned a document and saved in my computer in pdf file. I want that document shall be accessible to all i.e. one shall download it, print it and shall use for personal purpose. I want none to ...
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How to generate a table of contents when converting from LaTeX to EPUB using Pandoc?

I'm converting a LaTeX document into an EPUB ebook: pandoc input.tex -o output.epub Everything works fine, however the ebook has a broken TOC: It contains only one item - the book's title. How can I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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