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

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Why/Where is calibre writing author/title in metadata when saving to device?

When I connect my device Simple Touch Nook, I send a book to my device using the calibre management software. Although I have the template {title} - {authors} set for sending to device, when I open ...
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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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Version control for writing ebooks

When software such as Calibre is used to generate epub, what version control is available? To my understanding, git can be made to work with word processors by jumping through hoops. Perhaps there ...
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How to sort on books that aren't in a specific format in calibre

I'm using calibre to convert my books from pdf to mobi. My issue is that I have hundreds of books that are already in the mobi format and I'm looking only to convert the books that aren't already in ...
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Transfer books from Adobe Digital Edition to Calibre

I have a number of free ebooks and pdfs maintained under Adobe Digital Edition. I would like to move all of them to Calibre which I use to maintain my ebooks library on another PC. The Calibre tool is ...
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Convert epub to epub, to do more heuristic processing

During format conversion, Calibre can perform some heuristic processing. For example detecting chapters and scenebreaks. I've notices that a few epubs (especially from Project Gutenberg), could ...
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Huge icons after update

I upgraded to Calibre 3.4.0 (don't know what the old version was exactly 2.9?) and now my icons are huge. I tried to follow the advice in this thread, but can't find find automatic scaling in the ...
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How to change text alignment with Calibre book editor

I have a book in .epub format (I will be converting it into .mobi after), and I need to change the text alignment to left everywhere. I am aware of the text alignment feature in the book editor but ...
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Calibre - switching title and series column

I have a problem with Calibre. I have imported many ebooks and the metadata were taken from the file name. In most cases the file name was author - title.epub. All went well, the metadata were ...
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How to fix Calibre Author amalgamations?

Somehow I have managed to have several 'authors' that are an amalgamation of different names. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get them split up to how they are supposed to be. When I browse the ...
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How to convert this chm file to pdf?

I want to convert a chm file to a pdf file. Calibre's command ebook-convert only converts the first 7 pages of the chm file into a pdf file, while the chm file has much more pages. How can I convert ...
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Zoom problem in Kindle with .MOBI converted from PDF

I have a Kindle Touch (Kindle (7th Generation)). I have converted a PDF into .MOBI format using PDF converter tools, such as kdpdfopt with all these options set: -mode fp -n- -c -ocr t -h 6.7in -w 4....
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SVG in azw3 for kindle paperwhite always going to new page

I made svg file in illustrator and I am trying to put it inline in azw3 book with calibre. svg is 680x100. But everything I do put this svg on new page on kindle. Or this picture is deformed. Is ...
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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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How to correct unicode errors after converting file format?

To convert epub to mobi I utilized on online tool, but it seems to have resulted in odd unicode errors. Throughout the text there are 0092, 0093 and 0094 in place of punctuation. Is this likely to ...
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Does conversion between filetypes always break formatting in ebooks?

Do different file types of ebooks have different formatting parameters? It looks like many of my ebooks layout came from the Soviet Union or from a typewriter that has no options. It would be really ...
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Can I use a service like Scribd/Oyster with the Kindle eReader?

I'm not talking about Kindle fire. The $79 one. It doesn't have to directly support it. My thinking is: If Kindle support the epub format Scribd offers epub There's software out there like ...
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How or what coding format do I use?

I'm wanting to change a book called Being and Nothingness by Paul Satre from pdf to something a phone app called UB reader will recognise, I am using calibre-ebook.com, but don't know which format to ...
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calibre - how to upload my highlights online?

I'm using calibre to upload books to my kindle (via usb). So my amazon account is not aware of my books. I want to be able to view my highlights and comments online somehow. Since my books are not ...
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Calibre fails to unwrap Georgian text

I am trying to use the calibre conversion feature to convert ebook written in Georgian from PDF to Mobi. The effect is however very poor. Someone in 10 lines gets unwrapped. I tried to use different ...
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How to send library ebooks from Calibre to Nook

Since I went from Vista to a new laptop and Windows 10, Adobe Digital Editions won't let me download books from my local library. I have signed up with Calibre, but can't figure out how to transfer ...
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My HTML toc is not showing up in Calbre MOBI output

My docx has an HTML linked TOC. I select Do Not Include table of contents and the output MOBI has the Go To Table of Contents greyed out. If I leave the Do Not include Table of Contents blank then the ...
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Fix spelling errors in epub file via rtf of same book?

I am reading a book I got as ePub but it has a lot of OCR errors, for example: "is" becomes "!5" and so on. I tried to find another version of the book without the errors but the only one I could find ...
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Calibre - keep personal folder format

I have spent the last few days manually organizing my ebook collection into folders and sub-folders. When I load everything into Calibre, everything gets changed from the title to the way its saved in ...
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Is it possible (and how do I do it) to set up my Kindle to talk to Calibre over Wifi, instead of talking to Amazon?

I have a Kindle Paperwhite. I also have Calibre, and a goodly number of DRM free ebooks that have nothing to do with Amazon. I'd like to be able to transfer these to the Kindle without the hassle of ...
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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 it possible to set Calibre Editor to automatically backup a book file before modifying it?

Pretty much as the title says, is it possible to set Calibre to automatically create a backup copy of a given .epub file before editing it? When experimenting, it would be handy to keep the original ...
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How Does Amazon Kindle Renting work on *buntu/Linux Systems?

I'm interested in renting this textbook (https://www.amazon.com/Legal-Ethical-Issues-Nursing-Guido/dp/013335587X) from Amazon, but I am running a Linux system (Kubuntu 18.04.01). How does renting ...
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difference between Calibre's metadata.opf and content.opf

I created an ebook with Sigil, then I converted it to mobi using Calibre. While I was at it, I edited (Calibre's) metadata and set Italian as language. A friend of mine warned me that hyphenation was ...
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Within Calibre, is it possible to set a hierarchy on the series field?

Calibre supports hierarchical tags, by placing a dot between the parent and the children tags, like, in example: History.Ancient History, History.Middle Ages, and so on. In the navigator panel on the ...
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Problem with left alignment in Calibre/iBooks

Using Calibre I have tried to use ´text-align: left´ in CSS but viewing the resulting epub-file with iBooks the result is still justified text. How can I change to left alignment?
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Is it posible to compact calibre library?

Haven't found any archiving functionality in Calibre by myself, so assuming it doesn't exist. I am right? How can I shrink the library size using Calibre without changing a books format?
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How to show all the books under a tag and its subtags?

Calibre has a feature that lets you create subtags. See "Making subgroups of tags" in the official blog post. Now to actually get hierarchical tags, in the tags section of the metadata entry enter ...
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How can I get an HTML input converted to PDF at 6x9" or otherwise for KDP paperback creation?

I am trying to get from HTML originally intended for Kindle formats, to an output appropriate to KDP paperback format. Calibre appears to be producing 8 1/2 x 11" output, too large for this service ...
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Reading annotations in Calibre

I have installed the Annotations plugin for Calibre. I have added an annotated ebook from my Kobo Aura H2O device to my Calibre library. Then I imported annotations from the device and Calibre said ...
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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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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 ...