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The creation of an e-book file from another file in a different format or vice-versa.

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OCR a scanned pdf without keeping the image

In acrobat, one can overlay text on the original document by the ocr facility. But is there any way of completely removing the existing images behind and only keeping the ocr'ed text? I want to edit a ...
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Possibility of converting a pdf containing equations to mobi

I have a pdf with lots of equations which gets distorted when converted to mobi format using calibre. Is there any reliable way of doing that? The equations in the pdf might have been written using ...
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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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How to customize the font when converting from EPUB to MOBI with Calibre?

From within Calibre I generally right click an EPUB book, select "share" and send it to my Kindle address -- it pops up on my e-reader fine. I'd like to set a preferred font for that ...
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How can I convert thousands of .xml files to an eBook format with nice formatting?

I have a folder filled with 4chan threads, each thread can contain any number of comments. I want to create readable files for my Kindle, with multiple threads per book, with each thread clearly ...
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Calibre convertion: text goes out of the screen

I just used Calibre to convert this html document into an epub. To do that, I first downloaded the chapter using: wget -r --no-parent -k https://www.supinfo.com/cours/1CPA/ and then I rename the ...
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How to destructively scan well preserved books?

How do I best destructively scan well preserved books, with the goal of reading them on dedicated e-readers, tablets, computers, etc.?
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JPG continues to appear in subsequent pages

I have tables I converted to jpg inserted into the MS Word file of a book to be published. After converting to epub with Calibre, I noticed the jpgs continue to show in the background in pages after ...
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Convert math-heavy epub to mobi?

I have an epub with a lot of equations, and these get garbled when converted to mobi using calibre. (E.g., “=“ gets dropped off in the mobi version.) They also become rather small images. (I’d prefer ...
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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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Convert mathml formulas to PNG or SVG

My ereader does not support mathml formulas. How can I convert all the formulas inside an epub to PNG (or SVG)? I'm fine with scripts, so it doesn't need to be a software solution.
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How do I export the text from a PDF file and keep the proper formatting?

I converted a PDF to text. However, I would need to massively edit the text file, because lines of text are broken in the middle into two or more lines. I want there only to be carriage returns at the ...
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How to know what is wrong with an ePub file converted from FB2 and not able to be opened by iBooks?

I have an EPUB file converted from FB2 by my own programmatically. I need to convert exactly programmatically because I'm going to develop an iOS app which should take an FB2 file, convert it to EPUB ...
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Which is best to make ebooks from web pages: dotepub or epubpress?

DotEpub and EpubPress are two extensions to Chrome (and Safari) to produce ebooks from web pages. EpubPress has the advantage that it can have as input up to 30 web pages and compose them into a ...
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how to convert a wikibook to e-pub or mobi?

Not strictly a Kindle question, e-pub would work. PDF isn't suitable. How can I get a wikibook, in full, on my Kindle? Kindle support I know it's been a bit of time, but maybe it's time to ...
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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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convert mobi to epub

Can somebody help me convert this mobi file into a different format, such as pdf/epub? I've tried both online services and software, but it fails and even freezes in readers as the file is too many ...
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how to NOT have calibre reduce pictures' resolution when converting from epub (or anything I guess) to MOBI

I'm selling art ebooks on KDP Amazon, and I need the pictures not be shrinked as they automatically are when passing from odt to mobi/epub. But it would be easier if Amazon didn't have to convert epub ...
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Is there a way to produce an epub with numbered equations?

Is there a way to produce an epub with right-justified numbered equations? I can produce the document using Microsoft Word plus MathType or using a TeX editor. I am looking for an automatic ...
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Publishing in serveral formats: what CSS code to use?

There's the site "Can I use" to show which CSS keyword is compatible with which browser. But is there the equivalent for books format? For instance, I'm trying to make several book formats for ...
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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 to convert jarirreader format to PDF/Mobi

I do have a book extension is .jarirreader from https://jarirreader.com/ However I can't read / convert the book unless i open it with there app. here is the book structure. Images contains the ...
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How to send web pages to a Kindle from Firefox?

I'm looking to send web pages to a Kindle from Firefox, so am looking at: https://www.online-convert.com/ Unlike Calibre, there's no convenient share button. There is an upload button for "the ...
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Authoring Kindle ebook from MS Word document - how to prevent pictures from stretching?

I am in the process of authoring a Kindle book. I am using MS Word for the authoring. I am following these steps for converting the .DOCX to .MOBI. MS Word --> Kindle Previewer --> Export to MOBI ...
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list-style-type: none; does not convert from epub to mobi

I have a book written in epub, and have some lines written with ul style. The styles.css includes the following: ul.Q { margin-left: 0.0em; list-style-type: none; margin-top: 0.8em; } li.Q { text-...
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Nested menus in Mobi

I've created an epub that works great. It has daily meditations, for a total of 366. In my epub, the TOC is nested, so if I want to go to October 15, I click on October, the dates expand out 1 - 31, ...
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Destructive scanning: Sanding down spine better than band saw?

(I hope it's on-topic - I saw a couple of other questions about scanning books to make ebooks) I want to destructively scan my least favorite books. To do this the pages need to be separated. The ...
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Is there a way to convert an cbz / epub / pdf comic to support Amazon's “panel reading”?

I got some CBZ/Epub comics from Humble Bundle, and I'm trying to replicate the functionality of comics bought directly from Amazon, where I can double tap a panel to display it full screen, and as I "...
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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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e-mail azw to Kindle Personal Documents Service?

To convert epub to the azw format I've tried an online conversion tool and then sending the generated file to myself as an attachment. So far this doesn't seem work so well. Yet sending mobi files ...
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How to get book texts difference of two editions of ebook, to read only changes?

I got an ebook and have read it, then found there exists new edition if it, got it too, and not surprisingly found it shares much of text with previous edition. Although there exist some changes too, ...
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How to best read a PDF on Kindle?

Interested in reliable ways of converting, specifically, PDF files for reading on a Kindle. See also: https://stackoverflow.com/q/5429242/262852 Not looking for a steep learning curve, something ...
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ePub converter that saves in HTML5?

Does anyone have an ePub converter that actually saves in HTML5? I have tried Kotobee Author and Calibre but they save in HTML 4/XHTML. An update of the Mozilla Composer/SeaMonkey IDE (Internet ...
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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 do I convert a pdf with mathematical typesetting to work on a Kindle Fire 7?

There is a website for a free ebook in PDF format. See this section: Order a copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $16.46 or download a PDF for free here. Click HERE for a PDF copy of the ...
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How to create .mobi / .azw3 from latex document?

Is it possible to use calibre to convert latex into .mobi or .azw3?
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How can I print an image-only ebook as a physical book?

The Shabara Bhashya is an important text of Hindu philosophy, containing the traditional proof that Hinduism is true, but unfortunately it's out of print. It's in the public domain and available on ...
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Can I disable Calibre from doing any conversion?

I’d like to use Calibre purely for librarying and sync, and I don’t want it do do any conversion between different ebook formats. It is possible to turn off autoconversion when syncing ebooks with my ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

I used to do that a year or two ago and it was pretty straightforward back than (there was Export to epub link or something like this on the left pane of a Wikipedia page). Not any more! Currently, ...
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How do I make Calibre convert CBZ to EPUB without images shrinking or conversion?

I've got comics in CBZ format with pictures in 2k or 4k pixels tall and when I try converting them to EPUB, Calibre shrinks the pictures to 1k or under, making them very blurry to view on a mobile or ...
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How to convert a html ebook to a pdf file?

Is there some program which can convert a html ebook (consisting of many html files located under different directories and linked to each other) to a pdf file? For example, some shell scripting (e.g. ...
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Selectively Pull HTML website book with ToC Links in Frames into an Epub? excluding library links & other books

This is related, but has some issues in working. How can I convert an HTML site into an ebook? Top > Website Menu Left Frame > Table of Contents (Multi Level Nested Tree with JScript I think) ...
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Fixed Layout vs Reflowable For A Puzzle e-Book

I am putting together a puzzle book. In fact, I have been able to get the book organized into a valid .epub format. However, when I go to view the book on Amazon's Kindle Preview, the layout is less ...
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Converting Kobo EPUB format to Kindle format

How can I transfer/convert Kobo ebooks on my PC for my Kindle Paperwhite/Kindle PC app? I'm not very computer literate so, if possible, please use the 'kiss principle' as much as possible.
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is there any way to convert/import microsoft word documnet to Adobe InDesign book

Hi can we convert microsoft word document to Adobe InDesign book? When I tried to open microsoft word document into Adobe InDesign, the software gave error as unsupported document. If you know any ...
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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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Bulk conversion of PDF books to DJVU/MOBI/EPUB

I have an extensive library of heavily formatted PDFs which I'd like to convert. I've tried Calibre on Windows and GNU/Linux, but it throws a few errors and bails. Can someone recommend software for ...
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Why is Hard copy book black and white, but Ebook is color?

I have two textbooks I was required to purchase for Web Design classes. I noticed that the hard-copy paper book version is entirely black and white, but the ebook is all color. Aside from saving on ...
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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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Problem with hyperlinks after converting chm to epub with calibre

I have a book in .chm format and I had to convert it into .epub format so I used Calibre for Windows for this operation. I am satisfied with the result except for a hyperlink problem. There are some ...