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Open-source ebook library management application for Windows, OS X, and Linux.

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Produce a single file .mobi using Calibre

I'm trying to convert an epub to mobi using Calibre, and I would like to produce the ebook as a single file. I've tried selecting the "insert metadata as page at start of book" as some guides suggest, ...
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How to call a plugin from command line?

How to, lets say, hyphen an ebook with Hyphenate This! plugin from command line?
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Why am I getting spurious TOC entries in Calibre?

I'm converting an RTF document to epub (and mobi) and am trying to extract a table of contents. All of my chapters start with the word "CHAPTER" in all caps, but are not tagged in any special way. ...
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How do you make paragraphs break in iBooks or Nook?

I have just finished the long and arduous task of typesetting a book using quarkXpress2015. While everything is beautiful on-screen and as a PDF, things get ugly when exporting as ePub for ebooks. I'...
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How do I have Calibre automatically create a cover image from a non-ebook file?

I am an RPG publisher and use Calibre to maintain my research library (PDF, mostly) and my stock art library (various image files). When I load a PDF, Calibre automatically creates a cover image ...
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GitBook generates epub with duplicate headings

I have ebook in markdown files and use GitBook for generating epub file. Like usual, chapters are defined in SUMMARY.md and chapter files begins with a headings (the same like in summary): Title of ...
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Is there a way to get e-readers to change endnotes into footnotes?

I use Calibre on Linux and have a kindle (not sure the model but it has touchscreen and a built in light). I'm wondering if there's a way to get these readers to move endnotes to the bottom of the ...
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Set calibre cover style on per-library basis

In calibre I have some different libraries in which I store different kinds of books. Most of them don't have a "built-in" cover, so I use the cover generation function of calibre to create ...
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Can I force Calibre flow mode to ignore page breaks and never skip pages like paginated mode?

Is there a way to force Calibre to scroll content like a regular web page, instead of scroll normally till the bottom of a page comes up, then skip the whole screen to the next page, then skip to the ...
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JPG loses quality during ePUB to PDF conversion with calibre

I have a ePUB with a bunch of formulas as JPG files. In the ePUB they are super crisp, but during ePUB to PDF conversion with calibre all the images become blurry, I'd imagine they are JPG compressed. ...
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Selective substrings in TOC - calibre

I have 100 HTML files with a structure like this: <div id="message-1">14 April 2015</div> <div id="message-2">16 April 2015</div> <div id="message-3">1 June 2015</div&...
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Adding a language that Calibre does not recognize

I want to add languages that Calibre does not have in its database, such as Farsi (an alias for "Persian") and Hindavi (the precursor to Urdu and Hindi), so that I can use those languages in the ...
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How to Open pdf, ncx, opf files?

I have an ebook downloaded from my university elearning site, it was downloaded, not online reading. But it can only be opened and readed from university's elearning app (android only, no iOS app for ...
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It's possible to add a background-color: / background: BLACK (with white text) for a page in an AZW3 ebook?

I'm trying to make a page black background with white text but it doesn't work. (AZW3 format) Any ideas for html code? I've tried both background and background-color and they don't work.
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Calibre ignores headings from docx and html

After some update, Calibre began to ignore the document's structure while converting docx or htm to epub and mobi. Before that, everything was OK, so I could navigate my ebooks as easily as the source ...
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multi-state objects not working on Calibre

I'm looking for a functional reader for the ePub files that I create via InDesign and found Calibre so I'm still learning its features. So far I can't find or understand why the multi-state elements (...
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Using Kindle Preview 3 export, Amazon says the file type is not supported

I converted a pdf file to mobi using Calibre, then opened the mobi file in Kindle Previewer 3. I have exported the file to desktop, and sent it to my Amazon Kindle email account. But I got the ...
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How can I force Calibre (command-line) to create footnotes in EPUB 3 compatible asides?

Currently, Calibre creates hidden pages for documents with footnotes. ePub 3 and Mobi/AWZ3 support inline footnotes using the aside tag/element. Is there some CLI command or recipe that I can use ...
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Formulas are not displayed properly

I usually create summaries of my university stuff with Open Office. I then export it as ODT and convert it to MOBI with Calibre in order to read it on my Kindle 4. The problem is, my created formulas ...
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Create chapters with Office

I usually create summaries of my university stuff with Open Office (in DIN A5 page format) and export it as a PDF. This file I then just send to my Kindle 4 and the document is ready to be read. Now ...
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How to fix the misaligned word wise after sideloading AZW3 with Goodreads?

I sideloaded the AZW3 with Goodreads using Calibre. And I see that the downloaded word wise is misaligned. Is there anyway to fix it manually? I am using Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4
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Add new format of a book to calibre from command line

There are some books with mobi and azw3 formats on my calibre library which I want to convert them to epub and I prefer to do it from command line. I'm able to convert books using ebook-convert but ...
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How to convert a batch of gif URLS to epub?

I have the pages of a book in the form of over 400 gif URLS. How can I most easily convert into epub format? Thanks!
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Syncing highlights made on kindle with kindle for Mac

I have a Kindle Paperwhite, on which I've transferred books from my Mac using calibre. While reading on my kindle, I've made some notes and highlights. How do I go about syncing these highlights and ...
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How to send a long web page to a Kindle device?

What's the simplest solution to send a long web page to a Kindle device? Normally I use five filters, but it sometimes barfs. In this case I'm guessing it's simply the size of the page. I'm ...
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iOS app to read books from Calibre library store in iCloud drive

I'm looking for an app (or apps), which can access and use Calibre library, stored in iCloud. It was pretty easy to set up Calibre on both macOS and Windows to simply load the library from a ...
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ebook-edit in calibre automation with python

I want to write a python automation program for merge html files in a epub using ebook-edit(in MacOS sub directory) in calibre. I know how to do it manually but I want to it many epub files ...
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Calibre: suppress message that is displayed when opening to Full Screen

When opening to full screen, Calibre displays a splash with instructions. I have been using Calibre long enough that I don't need to see this message. Is there any way to suppress this?
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Export annotations from (non Amazon) book on kindle

I imported a manuscript (not published by Amazon, or anyone else, at least yet) into my Kindle and used the annotation feature to note down corrections to be made. I would now like to send the ...
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Calibre changes font coverting AZW book to EPUB

I'm trying to convert an azw book to epub. Calibre completes the conversion with no problem, but the font has changed (to something ugly). I know I can use the look and feel settings to fix this, but ...
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How do I side load a zip containing images of different formats to a Kobo Aura H2O?

The usual way I side load books to my Kobo Aura H2O is with Calibre. I have zip files containing images with different formats, for instance JPEG, GIF, or PNG. The exact formats don't seem to matter....
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How can I add a news website that does not have rss feed, to Calibre?

Some of the news websites do not have an rss feed. Is there a way to add such websites to Calibre as a news source?
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Create ePUB in Calibre without Document Outline?

I have a book that's made up of a bunch of .tif images. I have all the individual .tif files, and a pdf with them all put together. I'm trying to make a .epub file for the book. When I try to ...
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Calibre - output PDF with original page count

I have Calibre with opened KFX file, that shows after conversion to PDF 670 pages. However, the book itself has only 170 pages. How can I create PDF that will have correct page count?
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xpath in the calibre editor

Abstract In some search operations in calibre one can use an xpath expression to get the values for particular tags, i.e. the following expression: //h:div[re:test(@class, "figbox", "i")] selects ...
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Text-align in calibre doesn't work

This code: body { text-align: left; } doesn't put my text on the left side. Instead I get the block format with spaces of different size between the words. How can I align my text on the left?
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Replace existing EPUB-files on Kobo with KEPUB-files

I bought many different epubs over the years and transfered them to my KOBO (h2o) using Calibre. With the latest update there is a new feature (fast scroll) which I'd love to use on my Kobo. ...
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Notes for sideloaded material?

I see Indeed. I forgot to mention that it doesn’t work on sideloaded content, or even stuff that you’ve sent to your Kindle through Amazon. You can get Page Flip to work with sideloaded content, ...
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What eBook conversions from HTML to Kindle and ePub scale best to 8MB input?

I am working with Calibre and now, from the command line, know how to use convert-ebook to transform HTML source to Kindle and ePub output. The operation is taking multiple minutes, possibly my fault ...
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Mathematica + Calibre?

The latest version of Calibre (August 2015) does a superb job converting doc.x files to Epubs. You get a perfect table of contents and better still, your text wraps around frames. Unfortunately, ...
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Is there a standard, fool-proof way to add a cover to an ePUB?

I write my books (ePUB 3.0) using Sigil. In principle, there's a simple function to automatically add a cover, which creates an XTML file called "cover.xhtml", which looks like this: <!...
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Problem with endnotes in epub to pdf conversion

I have an ebook with lots of references (about 700) that are listed at the end of the book. I wanted to convert the ebook from epub to pdf so I used Calibre. The problem is that I get a pdf with 900 ...
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Evince Document Viewer, Calibre: How do i set a keyboard shortcut for autoscroll?

I use calibre as my primary ebook manager (and viewer). I like to convert books to pdf, mainly because when viewed with Ubuntu's native evince document reader, I can use the autoscroll feature. Evince ...
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How do I convert from epub to mobi and reduce the file size?

I have a large (~200MB) image-heavy epub file that I want to convert to a <20MB mobi file. Following the advice in the answers to this question I am able to reduce the epub file size to <20MB by ...
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I've started created my epub v3 with Sigil, should I have used Calibre instead?

I'm new to creating ebooks. I have mp3s and mp4s that I want to include in my epub so I started off making an epub v3. I started with using Sigil to create my file but I'm wondering if it was a ...
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How to send a larger mobi book to a Kindle?

As you can see, the mobi file is 44M which presumably is too large for something somewhere along the line in getting this into the kindle e-mail service: thufir@dur:~/Calibre Library/William Rothwell$...
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Text alignment is not available

Recently I have upgraded my Calibre from 4.0.x to 4.17 and I found out a problem which did not occur before. Usually I download AZW3 file from Kindle App (PC version) and copy the downloaded AZW3 ...
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Can anybody help me modifying those css code?

I used those code from Github to change the theme of calibre reader. Everything seems okay but as you can see in the screenshot, at the right part and at the bottom part, the long text gets cut off. I ...
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How can I update images or edit file paths in Calibre?

Is there a way to update images in Calibre, without deleting them and then re-adding them? I have a project with hundreds of dummy images and am updating them as I go along but I have to currently ...
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Calibre Cover Grid View in Device Mode

Calibre shows a nice cover grid view of my library. However, when I switch over to the Device View to see the ebooks on my device (Kindle Paparwhite) I can only see them as a list. When I step through ...